Advertisement
Advertisement

Israel Vazquez is Planning a Ring Return in 2012

By Ryan Burton

Former two division champion Israel "Magnifico" Vazquez (44-5, 32KOs) recently appeared on BoxingScene.com's oficial audio show, The Boxing Lab. Vazquez has been inactive since losing to his rival Rafael Marquez via 3rd round knockout in May of 2010 in their 4th meeting inside of the square circle.

After winning two of of his first three grueling battles with Marquez, Vazquez took 19 months off before he faced the unheralded Angel Antonio Priolo in a tuneup prior to his 4th meeting with Marquez. Vazquez wasn't sharp in his 9th round TKO victory over Priolo. In hindsight he feels that he should have taken a longer break between the Priolo fight and his 4th encounter with Marquez.  Vazquez also revealed that he plans to return to the ring next year. 

"I am looking to fight again. I am taking a good rest.  I should have taken a longer break after I fought the Colombian (Priolo) instead of going straight to Rafa," Vazquez told The Boxing Lab.  

Vazquez doesn't have a time table on his ring return other than it will take place next year. The fighter o Mexican descent recently opened a boxing gym in California and is looking to become a trainer. Before he becomes a full time trainer he wants to erase the taste of his last fight, the knockout loss to Marquez.

"I don't want to go out how I went out against Rafa," stated Vazquez.  "I am taking a rest to recover and heal up but I plan to return to the ring next year."

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

Tags: Israel Vazquez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by STREET CLEANER on 11-02-2011

His face can't take the damage anymore, similar what is happening to Margo. I hope not, he is a good guy and a great fighter

Comment by dblaze9 on 11-02-2011

I seriously think he should retire. I really like him as a fighter, but that trilogy between him and Rafa finished them BOTH! They are not the same fighters they were before that 3rd fight in particular. Neither has looked…

Comment by p4p-champ on 11-02-2011

This guy could end up seriously damaged if he continues with the brutal wars, he should hang them up for good.

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-02-2011

He should remain the analyst he now is and make a few $$ but he'll box a few taxi drivers and win and if he gets a bigger match, lose...he won't go far w/his eyes which are the same...

Comment by ROSTAM on 11-02-2011

[QUOTE=2501;11360357]I have no doubts that Izzy is or can be competitive despite the abuse his body underwent in that brutal trilogy. But I'm concerned with the scaring over his eyes he suffered as a result. They opened up like wet…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Andreev, Chelokhsaev Win, Tedeev Upset in Vladikavkaz Lucas Matthysse To Return in Early 2017, Says Golden Boy Prez Photos: Perrella-Ugas, Karl-Quezada on Weight For PBC on FS1 Adam Balski Knocks Out Valery Brudov in The Fifth Chocolatito Not Pleased With Offer For Inoue, Prefers Cuadras Lewkowicz Sends Warning Message To Today's Boxers Ricardo Mayorga is Back, Plans Ring Return For December Luis Ortiz To Klitschko: I'll Replace Fury, Whoop Your Ass on 10/29 Ohara Davies is Off Burns-Relikh, Returns Saturday in Germany Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker Mikey Garcia Still Waiting For a Date, Hopes For Zlaticanin Shot Video: Abregu Suffers KO Loss, Opponent Attacked Afterwards! Abregu Knocked Out By Journeyman, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts Javier Fortuna Will Go After Pedraza or Sosa vs. Smith Winner Cleverly Eager To Fight: I Want To Rip That Title Off Braehmer Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team - Bradley, Smith, Kenny, More Billy Joe Saunders Return Moved To October 22 in Cardiff Juanma Vows: I'll Go For The Kill, Won't Stop Until I KO Vazquez! Golovkin-Saunders: Warren Will Try To Make The Fight Happen Ward: What Will Kovalev Do When Being the Krusher Doesn’t Work? Hopkins: Canelo-Golovkin WILL Happen, This Ain't May-Pac! Crolla: I'll Be Back Better To Beat Jorge Linares in Rematch Marlon Tapales vs. Arthur Villanueva is No Problem, Says Salud Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Fury, DeGale vs. Jack Luis Concepcion-Kal Yafai Eyed For November 26 In Manchester Hearn: My Gut Says Joshua-Parker Next, Klitschko Next Year Frankie Gavin Gives High Praise To Nathan McIntosh Gonzalez: Canelo is NOT The Best - Until He Beats Golovkin! Freddie Roach, Cooper on Trump-Clinton as Championship Fight "Fighting Words” - Dead October: Hell Hath No (Tyson) Fury Malignaggi Pleads: Golovkin-Jacobs Has To Be Made Right Now! Flash Elorde's Grandsons Pick Up Decision Wins in Manila 'Don King Way' Not Moving To Street Where He Killed a Man Michael Conlan Already Eyes Future Carl Frampton Clash Joseph Parker Learning From David Tua's Mistakes as Shot Nears Mike Tyson Says His Ring Career is Unknown To Today's Youth Andre Ward: I've Always Felt Like The Underdog Hearn: I Think Tyson Fury Will NEVER Fight Again, He'll Be Stripped Orlando Salido-Takashi Miura Getting Closer For December 17 Yuriorkis Gamboa Ready, Wants a Crack at Jose Pedraza
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement