Jayson Velez Eyes A Possible Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Clash

By Rey Colon

Undefeated super bantamweight Jayson 'La Maravilla' Velez said his short-term goal is to win the WBO title in his division. Currently he is ranked tenth, noting that if Wilfredo 'Papito' Vazquez Jr. continues to remain the champion, he will have no choice but to confront him in the ring.

"He's great fighter and is very humble. I like his attitude in the ring but we will end up being possible opponents, although it's understood that he is preparing to move up to 126 pounds. Otherwise, he will be a stone in my path. I'm training to fight whoever is in the middle," revealed the boxer who is 14-0 with 11 knockouts.

Velez, easy to talk to, said that he expects to fight for the title by the end of the year.

"But if the opportunity arises before then, we will take it. If it's Vazquez, and if not, then whatever. The important thing is to fight for the world title and fight whoever they put in front of me," Velez said.

Rey Colon covers the boxing scene in Puerto Rico for Sport Press.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Izrock on 02-03-2011

Outside the ring, Jayson is a real nice guy, but if he ever faces Papito, he's not going to win. Jayson's not ready for Vazquez, although he has power, his defense is not great and has a bad habit of…

Comment by figzuki on 02-03-2011

[QUOTE=Rpgboxen;10050708]I thought WV2 was trying to get former multiple division titleholder Jorge Arce into the ring.[/QUOTE] Actually Arce is the one trying to get WV2 in the ring with him....:sombrero:

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 02-03-2011

Wv2 will ko this kid dont see this happening though

Comment by Tomasio on 02-03-2011

[QUOTE=Rpgboxen;10050708]I thought WV2 was trying to get former multiple division titleholder Jorge Arce into the ring.[/QUOTE] [B][I]They(Vazquez & his handlers) are trying to get a fight against Arce.. Velez plans to fight for the title at the END of the…

Comment by Tomasio on 02-03-2011

[B][I]Jason Velez needs to seriously step up in competition if he plans to take on Vazquez..Even thou Velez is 14-0-11KO's, he's had very soft opponents(Tomato cans) & his next opponent is another 1(Juan José Beltran who's record is 24-19-3-15KO's &…

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