Marquez, Hernandez win IBF titles

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src=' ' class='caption'> Juan Manuel Marquez and Carlos Hernandez become IBF champions.

updated: February 25, 2007 09:48 IST
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Las Vegas:

Juan Manuel Marquez and Carlos Hernandez became IBF champions on Saturday night. Marquez used quick combinations and surprising power to stop four-time champion Manuel Medina at 1 minute, 18 seconds of the seventh round at Mandalay Bay to win the vacant featherweight championship. Hernandez won the junior lightweight championship on a unanimous decision over David Santos in a fight stopped at 2:52 of the eighth round because of a deep gash around Santos' right eye. (AP)