Lopez-Marquez rescheduled for Nov. 6
The anticipated featherweight showdown between undefeated 126-pound titleholder Juan Manuel Lopez and former 122-pound champ Rafael Marquez has been rescheduled for November 6.
The featherweight title bout, which will be bradcast live on Showtime (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The bout was originally set for September 18 but had to be rescheduled after Marquez injured his right thumb two weeks ago.
“Fortunately, my thumb injury did not prevent me from continuing my conditioning, including running daily,” said Marquez (39-5, 35 KOs) . “I am extremely grateful that my fight with Juan Manuel Lopez was rescheduled so quickly. On November 6, 'JuanMa' and I have a date with destiny. I can't wait.”
Neither can Lopez (29-0, 26 KOs).
“I’m looking forward to showing my skills against a great champion like Rafael Marquez, one of the all-time greats and a future Hall of Famer,” Lopez said. “It will be the biggest fight of my career.”