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Vazquez-Marquez round by round

Kevin Iole
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CARSON, Calif. – Round-by-round scoring of the WBC super bantamweight title bout from the Home Depot Center between Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez.

Vazquez retained the belt by a split decision.


KEVIN IOLE'S UNOFFICIAL SCORECARD
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Israel Vazquez 9 10 9 8 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 114
Rafael Marquez 10 9 10 10 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 8 111

ROUND 1
Crowd is going wild as the fight begins. Left hook by Marquez lands inside. They're jabbing at the start. Hard jab by Marquez connects as crowd chants his name. Right by Vazquez connects. Hard left hook by Marquez. Marquez warned by referee Pat Russell for a low blow. Vazquez badly misses an overhand right. Vazquez lands a left to the body. Marquez lands a jab and Vazquez's right eye is puffy. Marquez is pumping the jab consistently. Vazquez hard left hook and then a right. Marquez a bit stunned, it seemed. High-pace round right now. Combination by Marquez inside and then a hard jab. Crowd is roaring as bell rings.
Iole scores it 10-9, Marquez.


ROUND 2
Vazquez has closed the distance a bit as the round begins. Right to the body by Vazquez. Jab and then a right by Vazquez. Marquez lands a hard jab. Right by Vazquez. Vazquez is stalking as pace slows ever so slightly. Right and then a left-right by Vazquez connects. Left uppercut by Vazquez. Marquez flicking the jab but needs to use it more. Left hook by Vazquez wobbles Marquez. Lead right connects by Vazquez. Vazquez is the stronger fighter. Right by Vazquez.
Iole scores it 10-9, Vazquez.


ROUND 3
Marquez lands a good left to the body and a right to the head. They trade hard shots in side, both landing several. Maruqez connects with a double jab. Overhand right by Vazquez. Double jab and a right by Vazquez. Hard jab by Vazquez. Jab by Vazquez. Vazquez's jab is powerful and doing damage. Combination by Vazquez. Low blow by Marquez results in a warning.
Marquez's round, 10-9.


ROUND 4
Lead right by Vazquez lands. Vazquez is backing Marquez up consistently with his jab. Hook by Vazquez snaps Marquez's head. Marquez needs to get his jab going again. Jab-left hook by Marquez. Marquez lands another low blow. He better be careful or he'll get a point deducted. Straight right lands by Marquez. Vazquez is hurt. Combination puts Vazquez down. Huge right by Vazquez and Marquez backs up. They're trading in the center. It's tremendous action now. Vazquez's left eye is puffy. Right hand by Marquez and then a right by Vazquez. Tremendous round.
Iole scores it 10-8, Marquez.


ROUND 5
Vazquez's face is badly swollen as the round starts. They're trading in the center again. Marquez lands a right-left-right combination. Two rights by Vazquez land. Left hook by Marquez. Vazquez's swelling around his eyes could cause trouble in terms of the fight being stopped later, if it gets worse. Big left by Vazquez inside. Straight right by Vazquez connects. They're exchanging jabs. Huge right on chin from Marquez. Big right by Vazquez.
Iole scores it 10-9, Vazquez.


ROUND 6
Vazquez lands a jab. They're trading on the ropes. Marquez flicking a jab. Marquez's left eye is closing. Vazquez is barreling forward and inflicting damage. Big left by Vazquez. Two rights and a left send Marquez to the ropes. He could be stunned a bit. Left by Vazquez. Right uppercut inside lands for Vazquez. Marquez warned by referee Pat Russell.
Iole scores it 10-9, Vazquez.


ROUND 7
Right by Vazquez at start of round. Vazquez cut on right eyelid. Right by Marquez snaps Vazquez's head back. Right by Vazquez. A huge right by Vazquez. Left by Marquez gets him out of the corner. Vazquez appears to be wearing Marquez down. Hard lead right by Vazquez. Marquez is rarely jabbing now. Jab-right by Vazquez. Big right by Vazquez pushes Marquez back. Left hook and then a right by Marquez. Right by Marquez. Uppercut by Marquez hurts Vazquez. Right by Marquez.
Vazquez's round, 10-9.


ROUND 8
Left hook by Marquez. Vazquez lands a hard left. Right to the body by Vazquez. Vazquez lands a left to the body. Double jab and then a right by Vazquez. Right by Vazquez and a short left hook from Marquez. They're trading inside. Vazquez's punches are harder, but both are landing big shots. Big right by Vazquez. Uppercut by Vazquez. Marquez's left eye is almost closed. Marquez lands a short right. Right by Vazquez.
Iole scores it 10-9, Vazquez.


ROUND 9
Right hand by Vazquez. Another short right by Vazquez. Right inside by Vazquez. Another right by Vazquez. Big right by Marquez. Vazquez warned for holding and hitting. Combinations by both inside. Marquez left uppercut lands. Right by Vazquez backs Marquez up. Right, left, right, left by Marquez just before bell.
Iole scores it 10-9, Marquez.


ROUND 10
They trade in the corner. They clinch for one of the rare times. Left to the body by Marquez. Vazquez seems to have slowed a little bit. Marquez flicking his jab. Right by Vazquez. Another right by Vazquez. They clinch, maybe only the second or third of the fight. Right by Marquez. Point deducted from Marquez for a low blow. It was low, but not hard or intentional. That point could be huge in the outcome. Right by Vazquez lands. Right by Marquez lands.
Marquez's round, but with deduction it's 9-9.


ROUND 11
Left-right by Vazquez. Vazquez seems to have picked up his pace, if that's possible. Left hook by Vazquez. They're wrestling for position inside but break cleanly. Left hook inside by Vazquez. Hard right by Vazquez. Left hook and then a right by Vazquez. Marquez goes to the body with a combination. Pace has slowed for one of the few times in the fight. They trade along the ropes. Good combination by both.
Iole scores it 10-9, Vazquez.


ROUND 12
Crowd on its feet as round begins. Hard right by Vazquez snaps Marquez's head. Double left to the body by Vazquez hurts Marquez. Marquez is holding on. Combination by Vazquez. Big right by Vazquez. He's going for it, clearly. Right by Vazquez. Marquez is taking incredible abuse. Another right by Vazquez. Right by Vazquez causes Marquez to hold. Left-right by Vazquez. Four-punch combination by Vazquez and Marquez is in big, big trouble. Right by Vazquez. It's a total domination. Left hook by Vazquez puts Marquez down with about 10 seconds left.
Iole scores it 10-8, Vazquez, and scores the fight 114-111, Vazquez.


DECISION:

JUDGE MAX DELUCA'S SCORECARD
FIghter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Israel Vazquez 9 10 10 8 9 10 9 10 10 9 10 10 114
Rafael Marquez 10 9 9 10 10 9 10 9 9 9 9 8 111

JUDGE TOMMY KACZMAREK'S SCORECARD
FIghter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Israel Vazquez 9 9 9 8 10 10 9 10 9 9 9 10 111
Rafael Marquez 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 9 10 10 10 8 114

JUDGE JAMES JEN KIN'S SCORECARD
FIghter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Israel Vazquez 9 10 10 8 9 10 9 10 9 9 10 10 113
Rafael Marquez 10 9 9 10 10 9 10 9 10 9 9 8 112

Vazquez retains belt by split decision.