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Vazquez Eager To Beat Nonito Donaire Any Way Possible

By Chris Robinson

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Nonito Donaire made quite the scene on Friday afternoon when the two prizefighters came face to face, jawing at one another, during the final press conference to promote their bout this Saturday night.

Donaire and Vazquez face off on HBO for the vacant WBO junior featherweight belt inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and the fight has seen a little spice added to it over the past few days because of a war of words that broke out between both sides on their personal Twitter accounts.

The drama displayed today underlines how much tension will be in the air come fight night when these two meet and there is pure confidence coming from both sides.

I caught up with Vazquez moments after the presser had ended and tried to get a feeling where his mind is at with such a pivotal clash just a few days away.

“It’s probably the most important fight of my career,” Vazquez would tell me through his co-promoter Felix ‘Tutico’ Zabala of All Star Boxing. “With this fight I will be in a position a lot higher than what I think. And I prepared myself with confidence to do it.”

Vazquez was a hot commodity coming into 2011 but saw his stock fall after an upset loss to Jorge Arce in May that saw him storm out to an early lead after scoring a 4th round knockdown but eventually wilt under the Sinaloa fighter's pressure. Bludgeoned along the ropes in the twelfth rounds, Vazquez saw the fight waived off by referee Joe Cortez. He concedes that it was the Arce performance that lead many to doubt him.

“Absolutely, yes,” Vazquez agreed. “That was a learning experience for me. I proved to myself that I can do a better job and this is my opportunity to prove it.”

And while not giving away any of his secrets that come along with his bold prediction of a knockout over the once-beaten Donaire, all Vazquez could do was stress that he will be ready when the moment presents itself.

“I’m going to win no matter how. I’m going to do my job round by round. When I have him ready, something will happen,” Vazquez stated.

Bonus Donaire-Vazquez pre-fight Slideshows
Inside the tense Donaire-Vazquez presser face-off - Images of Donaire and Vazquez Jr. jawing at each other plus bonus shots of Freddie Roach, Bob Arum, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and Robert Garcia
'Filipino Flash' at his finest - Candid images of Nonito Donaire in and out of the ring, including exclusive training camp shots, his time in Las Vegas, ringisde shots, and more
The danger of Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. - Images of the Puerto Rican star in training preparing for Donaire, his bout with Jorge Arce, and life outside of boxing
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PRking718 on 02-03-2012

[QUOTE=Fetta;11739899]Vic was in 2007. Hype job[/QUOTE] I agree. And Montiel looked like a little kid with Donaire. Donaire was moving up and still too big for the #1 guys in those divisions. I think he is hyped a little but…

Comment by Fetta on 02-03-2012

[QUOTE=MTN;11739811]Hypejob? Vic was number one at 112 and Montiel was number one at 118 at there respective times. The hype is well deserved considering he blew out the number one guy in those divisions. If WV2 doesnt get KOd which…

Comment by MTN on 02-03-2012

[QUOTE=Fetta;11739788]I am giving him more than a punchers chance to beat down this hype job living off two victories (Vic and Montiel). Shut this guy up WV![/QUOTE] Hypejob? Vic was number one at 112 and Montiel was number one at…

Comment by Fetta on 02-03-2012

[QUOTE=fvanesbeck;11738972]I have literally not come accross one person that gives Vasquez a chance.....I know it'd be an upset, but a fighter like Vasquez is rarely written off so conclusively before a fight....[/QUOTE] I am giving him more than a punchers…

Comment by Samadafish on 02-03-2012

Feeling so bad for wv2 cuz if he loses he'll probably never fight again cuz of the frustration

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