Giovanni Marquez is receiving a high schooling within the combat sport and he couldn’t have a greater instructor to study from.
Marquez will face Luis Valetin Portalatin of Puerto Rico tonight on the Lone Star Conference and Expo Heart in Conroe, Texas, not removed from his hometown of Houston. The four-round bout would be the co-main occasion of a El Tigre Promotions card.
At Friday’s weigh-in, Marquez weighed in at 143 kilos. Portalatin weighed 144.8 kilos.
Marquez (3-0, 2 knockouts) final fought on August 13, stopping William Davis within the third spherical. The win over Davis happened lower than two months after Marquez dropped Ariel Vasquez a number of occasions earlier than successful by knockout.
The 21-year-old will face a modest opponent in Portalatin (3-4, 1 KO). Regardless of Portalatin having misplaced his final 4 bouts after successful his earlier three, Marquez just isn’t overlooking his opponent, however is assured he can break him down.
“My opponent (tonight) is sport,” Marquez instructed BoxingScene Friday afternoon. “He’s gone up in opposition to high prospects and held his personal and, for probably the most half, has gone the space with them. Being that he’s recognized to be sturdy, my aim is to not solely win however win by knockout or stoppage.”
Simply months in the past, Marquez was ending his embellished novice profession. Even within the amateurs, Marquez had a professional fashion that suited him nice.
Even at a younger age, Marquez has the power to review his opponents and decide up on weaknesses or tendencies that stand out that he’s in a position to capitalize on. Regardless of being profitable early on, Marquez understands he has to proceed growing as he has but to succeed in his peak.
“My transition from the amateurs to the professionals during the last a number of months has been nice,” stated Marquez. “I’ve all the time had a pro-like fashion because the amateurs so the transition hasn’t been tough in any respect.
“Some facets of the combat sport the place I’ve acclimated nicely is my means to interrupt down my opponents, place my punches and staying relaxed within the ring. I’ll proceed to develop and enhance each combat. From my professional debut to current day, I really feel I’ve already improved immensely.”
Marquez is the son of former IBF world junior middleweight titleholder and 1992 U.S. Olympian Raul Marquez, who at present serves as Giovanni’s coach. Along with his Dad in his nook, Giovanni Marquez made his professional debut on March 11, defeating Nelson Marquez by unanimous choice.
Giovanni Marquez is grateful for the knowledge and steering his father Raul has offered to this point. He hopes to proceed successful and make his father proud.
“I’m very grateful to have my father, a former Olympian and world champion, as my coach. The quantity of data he has in terms of the boxing sport is loopy. And his information continues to develop as he’s a broadcaster watching prospects and elite fighters combat on a regular basis. He pours out all this data into me and I simply soak it up and use it to my benefit.”
Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He might be reached by e mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.