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The Nightmare Arreola Takes Shape – 38-year-old Rafael Marquez can’t do it anymore

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The evidence was clearly visible. Former champion and future hall of famer Rafael Marquez exhibited telltale behavior long before he was put down in the ninth round. Prior to the TKO stoppage, Rafael wandered off to the wrong corner at the end of at least two rounds! He tried to make it look like he did so intentionally. But, as we later found out, his brain wasn’t functioning properly. Up until that point the fight still appeared close. One judge and Showtime analyst Steve Farhood had the fight a draw. After the stoppage, doctors didn’t like what they were seeing. As a result, they had a stabilizing collar placed around Rafael’s neck, placed him on a gurney and rushed him to the hospital. The punch that caused Rafael’s problems was a straight right from Efrain Esquivias. It wasn’t a particularly hard punch, but it was timed right and was accurate. The aging Rafael, who hadn’t fought in almost a year, was seriously hurt by the punch. In fact, he had been hit by a lot of straight rights, and the accumulative effect undoubtedly caused Rafael to wander to the wrong corner. That same punch finally dropped him in the ninth […] http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?i=R7qbnzFGiuI:JutQ8IAjbp4:D7DqB2pKExk http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=qj6IDK7rITs




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