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Marquez Retains Penta Continental Lightweight Title

August 31, 1996

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Benjie Marquez of Denver retained his Penta Continental Lightweight Championship on Friday night with a 12-round unanimous decision over Robert Cobos of Las Vegas at the Aladdin Hotel.

Marquez improved to 23-13-2, while Cobos dropped to 18-4-1. Both fighters weighed 135 pounds.