Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Juan Carlos Payano Too Much, Shocks Damien Vazquez

Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson - Former world champion Juan Carlos Payano (20-2, 9 KOs) bounced back from a brutal knockout at the hands of Naoya Inoue in October 2018, to win an eight round unanimous decision over undefeated prospect Damien Vazquez (14-1, 7 KOs).

The scores were 79-73, 80-71, 80-71.

Payano was controlling the first round. In the second, he began to batter Vazquez with solid left hand punches, over and over and had the young boxer hurt. Vazquez began to trade with Payano in the closing seconds.


They were trading away in the third, with Vazquez taking more of the damage.

A clash of heads in the fourth opened up a cut on the cheek of Payano.

Vazquez began to make adjustments in the fifth, but Payano came back hard in the sixth and really hurt Vazquez with big punches. He had Vazuqez in serious trouble. Vazquez was doing everything possible to survive and holding on for dear life at times. The referee warned Vazquez several times to "show something" or the contest was going to be stopped.

Payano stepped off the gas in the seventh, staying on the backfoot and outboxing Vazquez during close moments. Vazquez took less punishment this time, and seemed to also have a cut above his left eye.

In the eight and final round, Payano continued to tag up Vazquez with hard shots, which rarely missed as the younger man was wide open for a lot of punches.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by richardt on 03-10-2019

Before the fight Vasquez said: Right now, it's all about taking care of this fight, beating Payano and proving to everyone that I'm here to run things." Well, he did run Payano's fists into his head many times. I love…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 03-10-2019

[QUOTE=wildman;19570551]Vazquez had a big mouth for a guy without the pedigree or experience to back it up. This result just shows how Naoya Inoue is far superior to the rest of the bantamweight division.[/QUOTE] This only show that Vasquez is…

Comment by JimmyValmer on 03-10-2019

[QUOTE=wildman;19570551]Vazquez had a big mouth for a guy without the pedigree or experience to back it up. This result just shows how Naoya Inoue is far superior to the rest of the bantamweight division.[/QUOTE] It didn’t shiw anything. Vazquez is…

Comment by wildman on 03-10-2019

Vazquez had a big mouth for a guy without the pedigree or experience to back it up. This result just shows how Naoya Inoue is far superior to the rest of the bantamweight division.

Comment by Santa_ on 03-10-2019

Vasquez showed a chin if nothing else. He was getting bombed on. Back to the drawing board for the 21 year old. Hope he learned something tonight. Like get the hell out of the way of an overhand left.

Top Headlines
Saunders, Eubank Jr. Resume Feud, Trade Vicious Words Fury vs. Joshua Would Be Big in America, Says Top Rank Exec Will 'Fight Camp' Put Boxing Center Stage Again or Is It Hearn's Big Vanity Project Fury: Wilder Will Be More Dangerous in Trilogy Than Ever Before Sergio Martinez Confirms Jose Miguel Fandino is Comeback Opponent Navarrete Very Confident of Beating Inoue: He Can't Take What Dogboe Took Sullivan Barrera Willing To Drop To 168 For Canelo Showdown Vegas Bettor Wins $7,500 From $150K Wager Placed on Albert Bell Roberto Duran on COVID-19 Battle: It Was a World Title Fight That I Was Able To Win Emmanuel Tagoe Angles For WBO Eliminator With Ryan Garcia Madiev-Osipov Ends in Draw, Batyrgaziev Wins Big in Pro Debut Ryan Garcia: De La Hoya Sounds Like a Hater, I Don't Hold Grudges Miguel Marriaga is Pumped To Fight on Top Rank Card on July 16 MTK Global Announce Cards: August 11, August 25, September 1 HBO Reenters Boxing Ring, Developing Six-Part Series 'Unruly' On Jack Johnson Manager: It's Possible Butaev Winds Up Fighting Ugas For WBA Title Ryan Garcia: My Return In Aug/Sept Will Be Bigger Than Top Rank On ESPN - Everyone Will Be Watching Jose Pedraza Punishes Mikkel LesPierre Over Ten Robeisy Ramirez Avenges Loss, Boxes Past Adan Gonzales Jeremiah Milton Gets Ready For Debut By Sparring With Guido Vianello Hughie Fury Applies Pressure on Dave Allen For Agreement Whyte: It’s Not About The Sparring, I Believe I Can Beat Tyson Fury Jose Pedraza: I Proved I Belong With The Top Guys at 140-Pounds WBA #2 Madiev vs. Osipov Headlines in Moscow on July 3, Batyrgaziev Debuts Luke Campbell is Ready: I'm Excited To Beat Ryan Garcia! Jose Pedraza Drops Mikkel LesPierre Twice, Cruises To Decision Win Albert Bell Easily Boxes Past Mark Bernaldez For Decision Win Jose Pedraza vs. Mikkel LesPierre - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Elvis Rodriguez Crushes Danny Murray in One Round Kingsley Ibeh Edges Patrick Mailata By Majority Decision Robeisy Ramirez Gets Revenge, Decisions Adan Gonzales Over Six Arum: Robeisy Ramirez Is A Spectacular Fighter; Is Gonna Be A Major Star LesPierre: Pedraza's Not A Natural 140-Pounder; I Feel I'm A Better Fighter Taylor-Serrano: Hearn Seeks Repayment Of Training Expenses, Serrano Responds Adan Gonzales: Ramirez Is Nothing Special; I'll Show First Fight Wasn't A Fluke Bell: Title Shot Not Happening Yet, But Just Happy To Be Back In the Ring Adan Gonzales: Robeisy Ramirez Must Smoke Crack If He Thinks He Won Our Fight Andrew Moloney Exercises Clause For Rematch With Joshua Franco Pedraza: Life In The Bubble Easier For Me This Time Around Adan Gonzales: 19-Year-Olds in My Gym Hit Harder Than Robeisy Ramirez
Latest Forum Threads