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Miguel Vazquez Rejects Michael Katsidis' Fight Advances

By Chris LaBate

Former champion Michael Katsidis is trying to stage his next fight in Australia in mid to late August. The boxer has not fought in the country in five years. Katsidis' team was trying to secure IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez as the opponent. Vasquez's last win was over another Australian boxer, Lenny Zappavigna, which took place on the Miguel Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga undercard in March. Vazquez and his team are not interested in facing Katsidis, telling the Aussie's team they don't have the cash to make it possible.

"The response was an expected one from the team," Katsidis' trainer and manager Brendon Smith said to AAP. "'We don't believe Australia can afford our guy' was the basis of their response. Maybe they should check the Aussie dollar versus the US, before ruling the fight out on the basis of money. We know and they know Michael is a dangerous fight, and we believe that is closer to the reason they won't come down under."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -PANDA- on 05-22-2011

wasnt vasquez calling for big name opponents? had he accepted and beaten katsidis he'd move on to bigger and better things...he probably doesnt want to lose that title so quickly

Comment by sagrevleyos on 05-22-2011

[QUOTE=Bomb_on_you;10582776]America/Mexico/canada is fuked any way as soon as the pole shift happens those places will no longer inhabit people, so there dont come and fight, your fuked anyway[/QUOTE] Are you on drugs??":trink26::thinking::thinking:

Comment by Bomb_on_you on 05-22-2011

America/Mexico/canada is fuked any way as soon as the pole shift happens those places will no longer inhabit people, so there dont come and fight, your fuked anyway

Comment by lopez36 on 05-21-2011

[QUOTE=fordhamboxing;10575540]Glad he's not letting two losses to two very good fighters make him doubt himself and he's eager to get back at it. He's needing a W though and I'm sure he'll get it[/QUOTE] maybe he can beat vazquez,after all…

Comment by lopez36 on 05-21-2011

[QUOTE=Chaconlittlered;10575836][COLOR="Red"][I][B]Your still buttt hurt about WV JR and Juanma [/B][/I][/COLOR]thats the only reason why you cant think straight Kats wont get knocked out but Vasquez outboxes him just like he did Lenny Zappa, Ji hoon Kim and Prescot hell Kats…

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