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Marquez delights fans by dethroning Casamayor in 11 rounds

Updated: September 18, 2008, 2:48 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- On Mexican Independence Day weekend, Juan Manuel Marquez finally supplied the fireworks the heavily Mexican crowd was looking for.

He and Joel Casamayor had fought 10 relatively uneventful rounds, and the MGM Grand crowd of 7,882 was growing restless as the bout was looking more and more like a dud.

But Marquez, with some thunderous right hands, knocked Casamayor down twice in the 11th and scored a TKO to win the lineal lightweight world championship.

If anyone ...

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