Vazquez Jr. Explains Why He Carried Out The Mexican Flag

By Ryan Burton

Alamodome Dome, San Antonio, Texas - caught up with former super bantamweight champion Wilfredo "Papito" Vazquez Jr. after his split decision loss to Nonito Donaire.

Vazquez had the support of the largely Mexican crowd throughout his entertaining battle against his Filipino adversary. WV2 entered the ring during his ring walk carrying a Mexican flag to the delight of the fans.

Vazquez told BoxingScene that it was an honor to carry the Mexican flag and that he carried it with a lot of pride.

"I carried the Mexican flag with a lot of pride and respect. The Mexican fans cheered me on and gave me a lot of support," stated Vazquez. 

"I have a great friend in Texas and I wanted to carry Mexican flag for him. I am Hispanic and a Latino and it was an honor to carry their flag.  They are great fans."

Vazquez said that the fight was a great experience and that there was no shame in losing to Donaire. He also said that he hopes to be back in the ring soon.

"With my experience I don't see anything wrong with losing to Donaire. He is the best bantamweight in the world. I learned a lot in this fight. I will be back in the gym in a few weeks and hope to back in ring soon," said Vazquez.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cleto_Reyes on 02-06-2012

[QUOTE=RIZO24;11752701]Latinos unite!! We are stronger in higher numbers.. Mexico and Puerto Rico carry Latino boxing to the highest level, always have and always will...[/QUOTE] ^^^^ this cant we all latinos just get along ! Boricuas and mexican Rule boxing period!…

Comment by Bombs on 02-06-2012

Thats why he is a poosee for real. I have no respect for papita. Chicken, talks a lot and come fight night becomes a little girl shell and he sukks.

Comment by JoelRa79 on 02-06-2012

cant agree more with both post a ''newyorrican'' is a complte different thing from a real boricua just like between mexicans and chicanos. it was a great gesture from Papito and i hope to see him back in the ring…

Comment by Filo on 02-06-2012

When Mexican and Rican boxers fight you know where my money is going? The green flag of course.

Comment by RIZO24 on 02-06-2012

Latinos unite!! We are stronger in higher numbers.. Mexico and Puerto Rico carry Latino boxing to the highest level, always have and always will...

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