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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