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Vazquez-Marquez title fight expected to be intense

Originally Published: March 2, 2007
Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. -- A couple of small fighters with big punches will go at it when Israel Vazquez defends his WBC super bantamweight crown against Rafael Marquez on Saturday (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET).

 Vazquez

 Marquez

Vazquez has stopped 31 opponents on his way to a 41-3 record, and Marquez has 32 knockouts while going 36-3.

"Marquez and I don't want to face each other, but we have to because we are the best," Vazquez said, speaking through an interpreter. "I expect ...

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