Rafael Marquez

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Date of Birth March 25, 1975
Place of Birth Zamora, Mexico
Age 45 years old
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Rafael Márquez Méndez is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1995 to 2013. He is a two-time world champion in two weight classes, having held the IBF bantamweight title from 2003 to 2007; and the WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal super bantamweight titles in 2007. He also held the IBO bantamweight title from 2005 to 2007, and challenged once for WBO featherweight title in 2011. Márquez was known for his formidable knockout power and relentless pressure fighting style. His older brother Juan Manuel Márquez is also a professional boxer and multiple-time world champion.

Real name: Rafael Márquez Méndez
Nationality: Mexican
Born: Mar 25, 1975, Mexico City, Mexico
Stance: Orthodox
Total fights: 50
Wins: 41
Wins by KO: 37
Losses: 9

About Rafael Marquez

IBF and IBO Bantamweight Champion, WBC and The Ring Junior Featherweight Champion, and brother of Juan Manuel Marquez.

Before Fame

His first professional fight was an eighth round knockout loss to Bantamweight champion Victor Rabanales.


He was in a car accident on his way to the airport to receive his Fight of the Year award.

Family Life

He was married to Adriana Lavat from 2001 to 2007. In 2011, he married Jaydy Michel. His older brother is world Lightweight and Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez.


He and Bobby Chacon both competed in bouts that were named Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine.

Information related to Rafael Márquez (boxer)

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  • The Ring magazine champions
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  • International Boxing Federation champions
  • World Boxing Council champions
  • Mexican male boxers
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Latest information about Rafael Marquez updated on January 25, 2021.

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