Athletic success runs in Marqus Bates' family

A local boxer is getting ready to climb into the ring at Twin River on Friday.

Taunton boxer Marqus Bates takes the ring for his third career professional fight Friday night when he faces Artie Lopes at Twin River Casino.

Bates comes into his fight with Lopes with a record of 1-1 and fresh off what he describes as his best training camp ever.

Bates isn't the only athlete in his family. His younger brother, Trevor, is a member of the New England Patriots practice squad.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the fight.

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