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Vazquez vs. Marquez Trilogy Tonight on Showtime

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Vazquez vs. Marquez Trilogy Tonight on Showtime

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Vazquez vs. Marquez Trilogy Tonight on Showtime

As COVID-19 has more than half of Americans under a stay-at-home order in some form, the boxing cards that have been canceled have forced sports networks to get creative with programming. During the pandemic, Fox Sports 1 and ESPN has been putting on cards since both had their respective promotions postpone cards.

This past week it has gotten us two replays of Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch on both networks. Say what you feel about the card as a whole but the spectacle of the main event and the crowning of a new champion in Fury is why they already have a date set for the third fight to take place tentatively in October.

This Saturday night will be no different on Showtime starting at 10 p.m. ET with the trilogy fight Israel Vázquez vs. Rafael Márquez.

SHOWTIME Sports will dig into its rich archive of historic boxing events to re-air the epic Israel Vázquez vs. Rafael Márquez trilogy this Saturday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The telecasts will also be available via the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®.

The fierce Mexican rivals squared off in three consecutive award-winning fights which aired live on SHOWTIME in 2007 and 2008 before meeting for a fourth and final time in 2010. The first three bouts were all contested with the WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship on the line.

During Saturday night’s re-airing of the trilogy, combat sports analysts Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell will host a live episode of the duo’s popular digital talk show, MORNING KOMBAT WITH LUKE THOMAS AND BRIAN CAMPBELL on the Morning Kombat YouTube Channel. Thomas and Campbell will watch and react to the fights in real-time and conduct a Q&A session with fans.

The Vazquez-Marquez series was called by the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® announce team, all four members of the International Boxing Hall of Fame: host and play-by-play from Steve Albert, popular ringside analyst Al Bernstein, Emmy Award-winning reporter Jim Gray and world-renowned ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr.

“We all knew the first fight would be great, and it more than lived up to expectations,” said Bernstein, who called all four fights. “The second fight was exciting, and when fight three came, I didn’t think they could top Nos. 1 and 2, but they did just that. It’s one of the top five fights I’ve ever announced or seen. The ebb and flow was tremendous, and you almost felt it didn’t matter who ended up getting the decision because they both had been so great. I can’t admire two boxers more than these two men.”

Fans new to SHOWTIME® who sign up through the recently announced 30-day free trial before May 3 can watch these fights, the network’s original series, documentaries, specials and movies online via the SHOWTIME streaming service on or the SHOWTIME app, available on all supported devices.


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