Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Miguel Vazquez Says: I'm a Free Agent, I Want Big Fights

By Ryan Burton
 
Following his impressive unanimous decision victory over Leonardo Zappavigna (25-1), IBF lightweight champion Miguel "Titere" Vazquez (28-3) advised BoxingScene.com that he was looking to make his next title defense on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr-Sebastian Zbik middleweight championship bout that takes place on June 4th. Vazquez's victory over Zappavigna took place on the Miguel Cotto versus Ricardo Mayorga pay-per-view undercard that took place this past March in Las Vegas.
 
 A few weeks after that conversation it was announced that Vazquez would be fighting in Mexico on June 11th instead.  As it turns out Vazquez isn't on that card now either.  Boxingscene caught up with the 24 year old to get a time table for his ring return.  We were surprised to find out that Vazquez is a promotional free agent who is open to fielding offers from various promoters and is looking to secure the best deal possible for the next phase of his career.  The 24 year old Mexican champion is sure to be a hot commodity on the open market.  See what all Vazquez had to say in this exclusive interview found only on Boxingscene.
 
Boxingscene:  After your victory over Zappavigna you had mentioned that you were going to fight again on Chavez Jr's undercard.  Then we heard it was going to be on June 11th and then that was scratched.  Do you have any idea when you are getting back in the ring?
 
Miguel Vazquez:  That was the plan.  I have been offered a lot of fights but nothing has been official.  In reality I am a free agent and I am just looking for the best fights out there.
 
BS:  If your contract with Zanfer is over are you saying that you are free to fight on any promoters cards if you like the deal?
 
MV:  My contract has been up for a while now.  I have been waiting to see what offers come in.  I am a free agent so I want to explore them (the offers) and get the best deal possible.
 
BS:  You had a dominating win over Zuppavigna on a high profile pay per view event (Miguel Cotto versus Ricardo Mayorga).  Are you disappointed that you won't be back in the ring next month building on that performance?
 
MV:  I have been training hard.  I am always in the gym.  I have been in negotiations with Zanfer.  They want to resign me but to be quite honest with you I haven't liked the offers that they have presented to me. 
 
BS:  Zanfer has a great relationship with Top Rank who promotes Brandon Rios.  You and Rios had been mentioned in title unification talks before.  It seems like staying with Zanfer is a good option for you as that would be a pretty big fight.
 
MV:  I have nothing against Zanfer or any promotional company but boxing is a business.  It is kind of like an auction.  Whoever comes up with the better deal is where I have to go.  I have to look out for my future and getting the better fights.
 
BS:  Do you have a time frame on when you hope to have your contract status resolved?
 
MV:  I hope that all of these issues can be resolved in the next week or so.  I am the IBF 135 pound champion.  I think I proved it by beating legitimate fighters in my weight class.  I want to keep proving and showing the people who Miguel Vazquez is.
 
BS:  Do you have a message for all the fans out there?
 
MV:  I want to thank them for their support.  I plan on getting back in the ring real soon after all of these issues get resolved.  I want to keep showing the people who Miguel Vazquez is and that is a great champion.
 
Send questions or comments to [email protected]
Tags: Miguel Vazquez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by killakali on 05-20-2011

[QUOTE=solo20;10570964]Soto, Rios are ducking Titere he is the next JMM who wont get any good fights for along time[/QUOTE] El Titere lo marece the big fights. They don't want none.

Comment by onechance87 on 05-20-2011

fck i was hoping for him to fight rios or soto.I'm sure vazquez is frustrated that the other champs dont fight him.Wonder if robert gurrero would fight him.

Comment by solo20 on 05-20-2011

Soto, Rios are ducking Titere he is the next JMM who wont get any good fights for along time

Comment by SCtrojansbaby on 05-20-2011

Short term obviously Top rank would be best cause they have most of the lightweight talent but long term Arum will phuk his career up.

Comment by Evil Abed on 05-20-2011

Juan and Kats need to stay away from Miguel. Vazquez's only comp at 135 is Soto, Rios and JMM. Acosta-Vazquez could be good.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Chavez's Trainer: If Julio is Well Prepared - He Beats Golovkin! Frank Warren Gives Thoughts on Billy Joe Saunders' Poor Form Molina Reacts To David Haye's Prediction: He is Nothing in America! Jeff Horn, Lenny Zappavigna Lead Aussie Charge This Weekend Enrico Koelling vs. Ryno Liebenberg Rematch on February 4 Joshua-Molina: Conor Benn To Face Steven Backhouse Amir Khan Hangs Back as Family Dispute Erupts on Social Media UFC's White: 50 Cent Told Me Mayweather Really Wants McGregor Anthony Joshua: I Put Away Molina, I'll Fulfill My Destiny in 2017 Felix Diaz Ready For Stay Busy Fight With Morales in Santa Domingo Jason Quigley Aims To Finish Off 2016 With a Bang Mikey Garcia: If Top Rank Makes Fair Deal, I'll Face Lomachenko Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Moises Flores Purse Bid on December 19 Parker's Trainer Sees Ruiz Clash as Heavyweight Fight of The Year Knockout Season 3 Slated For April 2017 Premiere Kirkland's Manager: Wolfe Will Make Difference for Cotto Fight Video: John Molina Feels Very Ready To Stun Terence Crawford Photos: Roach vs. Garcia, Breadman vs. Shields - Go Face To Face Video: Terence Crawford Aims To Impress in Molina Showdown Photos: Joseph Parker, Andy Ruiz - Face To Face at Final Presser Chavez Jr: I Want To Prove That I'm Ready For Elite Boxing Again Photos: Terence Crawford, John Molina Hold Open Workouts Chocolatito's Manager Gives Update on Trainer Situation Arum Paid Creighton Step-Aside Money to Set Crawford-Molina Golovkin-Jacobs Deal Won’t Be Done Today; 12/19 Purse Bid Looms Video: Luis Ortiz Talks Allen Fight, Joshua, Wilder, Scott, Matchroom British Board Will Take Action Over Chisora-Whyte Presser Chaos Photos: Bernard Hopkins New York Media Tour For Final Fight Rob Brant vs. George Carter on January 20 in Hinckley, Minnesota Photo: Roy Jones Jr., Bobby Gunn Face Off at Kickoff Presser Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora To Weigh-In Separately On Friday Video: Dereck Chisora Explains Why He Threw Table at Whyte Photos: Chisora Throws Table at Whyte, Chaos Erupts at Presser Misael Rodriguez, Bronze Medal Winner, Inks With Schaefer Jessie Vargas: Facing Pacquiao Will Make Me a Better Fighter Bermane Stiverne: All The Pressure is on Povetkin, I Will KO Him! Dereck Chisora Throws Table At Whyte During Presser Trainer: Biggest Fight For Charlo At 154 (Canelo) Won't Happen Crawford's Trainer: We Won't Get Pacquiao If It’s Up to Roach Andy Ruiz: I Will Die Trying To Beat Joseph Parker For That Belt!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement