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Cristian Mijares vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. in Play For June 16

Charismatic former world champion Cristian Mijares will fight his farewell bout on June 16, when he faces another former world champion, Wilfredo "Papito" Vazquez Jr. of Puerto Rico, on home turf at Gómez Palacio's Centennial Auditorium Gym, Durango, Mexico.

 Promoter Pepe Gómez of Cancun Boxing confirms that the farewell Mijares (59-8-2, 27 KOs) will be on the previously mentioned June date - and that his rival, will be Vazquez (24-7-1, 19 KOs), who has been out of the ring since getting stopped by Juan Manuel Lopez in October of 2016.

"We just need to confirm the details of the flight dates, but that's it," said Gómez about the battle between former champions. "Mijares has been a great fighter, a great champion, and we are going to give him the farewell he deserves in front of his people."

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IN OTHER NEWS: Anne Sophie Da Costa retained the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Light Flyweight title on Saturday night, May 12, beating Tanzanian challenger Halima Vunjabei by unanimous decision at the Cirque de Reims in Reims, France.

With a loud home-town crowd cheering her on, Da Costa took control of the fight in the second round, after allowing Vunjabei to steal the first stanza on aggression. From the second and onwards, the defending champion boxed excellently and was very effective in combinations.

Vunjabei never gave up and did have some moments of success, catching Da Costa coming in, but in the end it was a near masterful performance from Da Costa, who came close to scoring a stoppage in the final stages of the bout.

Judges Mohamed Hireche and Brahim Ait Aadi scored the fight 99-91, and Judge Jean-Marcel Nartz scored it 98-92 for Da Costa (35), taking her professional record to 25-3 (11). 25-year-old Vunjabei, from Dar Es Salaam, drops to 6-4-1 (3).

At the Bucheon Gymnasium in Bucheon, South Korea, Qixiu Zhang from China upset local man Nak Yul Park to win the vacant WBF International Lightweight title in crushing fashion and stun the many fans in attendance.

In a competitive and entertaining fight, Park was slightly ahead on all three scorecards when Zhang brutally knocked him out in round eleven with a series of hard punches, leaving the Korean out on the canvas for almost five minutes.

Zhang, a 22-year-old from Chinese port-city Dalian, moves to 9-4-1 (3), and Park (30) drops to 8-3 (4) after winning his previous seven outings.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rudyo on 05-14-2018

Like this fight for his finale.... Mijares has had a good career.

Comment by chaosisme on 05-13-2018

I actually would have preferred Mijares vs Juanma Lopez as a last fight for both. Should be an entertaining fight for what it is though. Both guys usually bring it.

Comment by BigZ44 on 05-13-2018

Nice, I like it, hopefully he wins and gets to ride off into the sunset

Comment by chaosisme on 05-13-2018

Mijares should take this by TKO/KO.

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