Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Vazquez vs. Marquez Could Become a WBO Eliminator

By Rey Colon

According to Wilfredo "Papito" Vazquez (21-2-1, 18 KO's), he spoke to Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel, president of the WBO, and received great news regarding the upcoming bout against Mexico's Rafael Marquez on Oct. 6 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The winner will apparently fall in line for a crack at the WBO champion at 122-pounds, Nonito Donaire.

Donaire decisioned Vazquez earlier this year to win the vacant WBO belt. Donaire defends the WBO belt, and the IBF, against Toshiaki Nishioka on October 13th.

"It is encouraging but I have to focus on Marquez, who is still a very dangerous fighter. I am grateful for those words but first I have to [beat] Marquez," he said.

The fight was previously set to take place in August, but a hand injury by Marquez pushed it back to October. He doubts the hand injury was a trick to break his training focus.

"They know I'm a dedicated guy who does not smoke or drink or stay out. I'm in my house and what they did was a favor. I had the opportunity to rehydrate, returned to eating properly and I feel strong. What he gave me was the energy to train," Vazquez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Gennady Golovkin is Honored By The Mayor of Mexico City Miguel Cruz Conquers, Cuts David Grayton, Wins Decision Arum: Terence Crawford Will Face Horn-Corcoran Winner Next Bellew's Coach Rejects Tyson Fury For 12/17: No Way! Jerwin Ancajas Headed For Big 2018, 'SuperFly' in His Future? Dillian Whyte Erupts: Tony Bellew is a Coward, Disgusting Attitude! Parker Promoter: Joshua is A Lot of Hype, Softer Than Wilder Antoine Douglas vs. Spike O'Sullivan on Saunders-Lemieux Card Euro News: Robert Helenius Update, Soro, Madsen, Jur, More Sullivan Barrera: Valera Just Tried to Survive in Loss to Bivol Floyd Mayweather Inks Deal To Be Character in New Poker Game Errol Spence: My Goal is To Unify Welterweight Division in 2018 Groves-Eubank WBSS Semifinal Set for February 17 in Manchester Devon Alexander: My Opioid Addiction Kept Me Out of The Ring Cotto Recalls KO Win Over Ricardo Torres Put Him "On the Map" Duva: Kovalev Still Man to Beat in Light Heavyweight Division Tony Bellew Has Options in Fallout of David Haye Rematch Zolani Tete Explains Record Breaking Knockout, The Aftermath Frank Warren on Frampton's Win, Tete's Big KO, Conlan's Loss Saunders: Khan on Celeb Show For 100K, Fight Brook For Millions! Golovkin's Promoter: We're Ready, Canelo Just Has To Say "Yes' Bellew's Coach: We Are Devastated That David Haye Withdrew Arum: HBO's Nelson is an Amateur, SHO's Espinoza is Competent! Kovalev's Return a Reminder of Prolonged Stevenson Frustration Jacobs: First Fight Was 50-50 - 100% I Win The Golovkin Rematch! Zolani Tete Dares Ryan Burnett To Get in The Ring, Unify Belts Cyborg Still Plans To Pursue Boxing Run Despite New UFC Deal Photos: Miguel Cotto Grinding Hard For Sadam Ali Showdown Photos: Devon Alexander, Walter Castillo - Ready For Battle Photos: Mayweather Foundation Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway Photos: Gennady Golovkin Visits Children's Hospital in Mexico Amir Khan Fails, Screams in First 'I'm A Celebrity Bushtucker Trial' Golovkin: If Canelo Doesn't Want To Fight, I Want The WBO Belt Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Readies For Launch in Los Angeles Bellew Could Have Interim Fight Depending on Haye's Rehab Time Hearn: David Haye Was Distraught, I've Never Seen Him Like That AIBA, Wu Reach Agreement - Wu To Step Down From His Post Nico Hernandez vs. Jozsef Ajtai Set For December 2 Dillian Whyte Throws Hat In Ring To Fight Bellew, Replace Haye Tyson Fury Ready To Step In For David Haye, Fight Tony Bellew
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement