The bout between undefeated WBO Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez, Caguas, Puerto Rico and two-division world champion Rafael Marquez, Mexico City, Mexico ended unexpectedly. Marquez was unable to continue the fight in the 9th round due to an injured right shoulder. Lopez thus wins by TKO as Marquez was declared unfit to continue.
The Lopez-Marquez bout was promoted by Top Rank, in association with PR Best Boxing, Zanfer Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and SHOWTIME. The Lopez vs Marquez bout was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and was televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing.
Juan Manuel Lopez improved his record to 30-0, 27 via KO. Rafael Marquez drops his record to 39-6, with 35 KO’s.