Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez successfully completed their WBC mandatory pre weigh in one month before their third and final clash, Saturday, March 1 from the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA and live on Showtime Championship Boxing.
Vazquez weighed in at 129 ½ pounds, well below the allowed limit of 134 pounds, at South El Monte Boxing Gym, in Los Angeles under the direction of WBC supervisor Rudy Tellez
Marquez weighed in at 128 pounds at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City , Mexico. The weigh in was supervised by Juventino Martinez, Victor Cota and Federico Henriquez, all members of the WBC.
Both fighters are in tremendous shape and training hard for the most anticipated rubber match in recent boxing history. Vazquez and Marquez I and II produced the most exciting, bloody, give-and-take slugfests of 2007, with the second bout winning Fight of the Year honors.
Now they battle for the WBC and The Ring Magazine 122-pound titles in the third and final chapter of boxing’s best rivalry in recent memory in Vazquez-Marquez III “Final Confrontation.’’