A gaping cut opened over the left eye of Vazquez in round one. In round three, a cut opened over his right eye. The severity of the first cut was making it difficult for Vazquez to see and it was evident the fight wouldn't go on much longer. A Marquez combination sent Vazquez down briefly in round three. He easily beat the count but, when Marquez continued to attack, referee Raul Caiz Jr. jumped in to stop the fight at 1:33 of round three.
The possibility of a fifth fight was mentioned after the bout, but Vazquez -who has already had three surgeries to repair a torn retina - should seriously consider retiring to avoid any further damage to his eyes. Assuming this was - hopefully - the last meeting between Marquez and Vazquez, it will go down as one of the best head-to-head series in the history of boxing.