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Zabala Says Vazquez Jr. on Point, No Issues With Weight

By Ryan Burton

On Friday, the boxing commission in Puerto Rico released information that Wilfredo "Papito" Vazquez Jr. failed to make weight for his seven day pre-fight weigh-in. Vazquez is continuing to train for his February 4th fight against Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire.  The vacant WBO super bantamweight title will be up for grabs when the two fighters face each other in San Antonio, Texas.
 
Vazquez had to weigh in one week prior to the fight to comply with the Puerto Rican Boxing Commission's rules.  The commission rules state that the fighter cannot weigh more than 5% over the contracted fight weight, which in this case is 122 pounds.  Vazquez tipped the scales at 132.6 pounds which was over the allowed maximum weight of 128.1.
 
BoxingScene.com spoke with Felix "Tutico" Zabala of All Star Boxing (who co-promotes Vazquez with Top Rank) to get a further clarification on the significance of the Puerto Rican Commission's ruling.
 
Zabala said that Vazquez had eaten just before the weigh in and that there is no penalty or any other issues in regards to the fight. He said that Vazquez is doing well in training and is having no problems with making weight.
 
"Vazquez had just eaten when they weighed him.  There is no problem.  That is why he was over.  He went and worked out and ran after and then he made the weight.  It is something to just make a story.  He isn't having any problems at all.  After his workout his weight was fine," Zabala told Boxingscene.com
 
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-28-2012

[QUOTE=jtcs1981;11716114]BTW, the WBO said that is a recommendation not a requirement.[/QUOTE] Ok. That's good then, because he is way over the recommendation.

Comment by [email protected] on 01-28-2012

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;11715881]This sounds a little fishy. Is the Puerto Rican boxing commission going to let this guy off the hook just because he is Puerto Rican, and because of who his dad is?[/QUOTE] Is not a requirement is a recommendation, and…

Comment by jtcs1981 on 01-28-2012

His father said that Jr told him that he wasnt eating breakfast to make weight. However, I can understand two to three pounds but all not that. It is going to be hard for him to loose 10 pounds in…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-28-2012

This sounds a little fishy. Is the Puerto Rican boxing commission going to let this guy off the hook just because he is Puerto Rican, and because of who his dad is?

Comment by richardt on 01-28-2012

Team Vasquez is not telling the truth and it is simple to prove. No one EVER eats and then works out right afterward!! That person would be puking, cramping, and risking a heart attack!! What they are saying here does…

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