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Vasquez Hopes Fortuna Win Will Land Uchiyama Rematch

By Elisinio Castillo

Interim-WBA super featherweight champion Bryan Vasquez (32-1, 17KOs), and his manager Mario Vega, are hoping that victories over tough opponents will lead to a rematch with the full champion of the division, Takashi Uchiyama, who stopped Vasquez in eight rounds a year ago. Uchiyama defends his title against Daiki Kaneko on December 31 in Tokyo.

The World Boxing Association recently ordered Vasquez and hard-hitter Javier Fortuna (23-1, 17KOs) to collide in a final eliminator. Fortuna has a return date slated for March 15th in Panama.

"Bryan [wants us] to find good fights against renowned hitters. Yes, he is fully aware that there is a risk of a taking loss, which would defeat the plans of a possible rematch [with Uchiyama]. But we have no choice but to take risks. Our ultimate goal is Uchiyama. In the first fight with him we made ​​mistakes, learned from the loss and we will not make those mistakes again," Vega said.

Both Vasquez and Fortuna have until early January to reach an agreement, per the WBA's directive.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by zuldo on 12-30-2013

[QUOTE=zackrocha;14080886]Fortuna Beats Vasquez, Via Demolition[/QUOTE] I spoke to fortuna the other day he learned a lot from the Franco fight!!! War my Dominican brother:boxing::bukkake:

Comment by illpapi on 12-30-2013

[QUOTE=Rick Reeno;14080489]Interim-WBA super featherweight champion Bryan Vasquez (32-1, 17KOs), and his manager Mario Vega, are hoping that victories over tough opponents will lead to a rematch with the full champion of the division, Takashi Uchiyama, who stopped Vasquez in eight…

Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 12-29-2013

Javier Fortuna is the better fighter point blank period!! Fortuna beats Uchiyama!!!:alcoholic

Comment by Hougigo on 12-29-2013

[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin;14081153]Curiosity who?? Kaneko is taller ,actually fights sorta similar to Uchi w/o quicks/explosivness but if either lose it'll likely be Miura, Jardon is about the same as Thompson but can move a little better, don't be surprised if that fight…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 12-29-2013

[QUOTE=any craic lad?;14080743]Pretty sure that's the plan for both sides as long as they come through Tuesday.I've seen a few people saying though Kaneko is supposed too be a real threat for Uchiyama[/QUOTE] Curiosity who?? Kaneko is taller ,actually fights…

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