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Juan Manuel Marquez defends title

Updated: November 28, 2010, 12:54 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Juan Manuel Marquez successfully defended his WBA and WBO lightweight titles, stopping Michael Katsidis at 2:14 of the ninth round Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

In the ninth round, Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KOs) landed 36 punches to nine for Katsidis (27-3, 22 KOs). Referee Kenny Bayless halted the bout after Katsidis was hurt by several combinations.

"We worked really hard for this fight, and I could tell my body shots were wearing him down," Marquez said. ...

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