By Mark Vester

WBC super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez is targeting a ring return in the fall, with a possible date landing in October or November. After three back-to-back wars with Rafael Marquez, "Magnifico" is looking to rest and take it easy before getting back in the gym in August.

"I am very relaxed. I continue to rest at the recommendation of my manager Frank Espinoza and my family. I respect their opinions, but I already find it strange without going to the gym to train because I'm one of those fighters who can't go for a long time without doing anything," Vazquez told ESTO. 

He would like to return in October or November, with a vast selection of fighters who are asking to be his opponent.

"[I'll return] in October or November. It all depends on the best proposal. There are a lot of people interested in fighting me. The WBC will give us a chance to do a voluntary bout. Maybe, my opponent would be Jorge Arce, or someone like Oscar Larios or Rafael Marquez. Whatever Frank and my promoters Golden Boy and Sycuan tell me. They are all good opponents. Arce is an icon in Mexico and wants the fight, but there is nothing set, as Frank would say, where we can say 'this is our opponent.'" 

Although he is staying away from the gym, Vazquez is still taking care of himself and stays healthy.

"I have not worked out in the gym, but I take care of my weight. I am thin," Vazquez said.

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