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Miguel Vazquez Retains, Decisions Lenny Z Over Twelve

by Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Miguel Vazquez (28-3, 12KOs) retained his IBF lightweight title with a well earned twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Lenny "Lenny Z" Zappavigna (25-0, 17KOs). The scores were 117-111, 118-110 and 118-110.

The action was fought at a much faster, and much more physical pace than expected. Vazquez was doing more fighting than boxing. Lenny Z appeared to have a significant amount of swelling building up on the left side of his face. In the fifth, Vazquez was landing some very sneaky punches and countering almost every shot from Zappavigna. Also in the fifth, a cut opened up above the right eye of Zappavigna.

Zappavigna mouth was wide open by the tenth round, while Vazquez was still looking strong and full of energy. In the tenth, a very bad cut opened up above the left eye of Zappavigna. Too difficult to tell if Zappavigna's cut was the result of a clash of heads, and there were many, or a punch. Zappavigna was vey strong for the first half of the fight. That power would fade by the second half. Vazquez used his legs, a stiff jab and clever defense to outbox the limited Australian fighter.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 03-13-2011

Where is the fool who said Zappivigna would tear Vasquez's head off??? Too many people are wined, dined, and seduced by an unbeaten record. He said "Zap is gonna TEAR Vasquez's head off!!" Yeah right.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 03-13-2011

Boring fight jmm and rios would ko this guy I didnt see nothing special also my boy soto would box his ears off

Comment by AP♠ on 03-12-2011

[QUOTE=-KO-Chulito-;10223743]Vazquez is one of my new favorite fighters....the guy is an elite boxer who will outbox everyone at lightweight bar JMM:boxing:[/QUOTE] Your Crazy.brandon rios puts a mud hole on the vazquez deer

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 03-12-2011

Wow, this guy is turning into one of the top lightweights. I personally don't like his style, but I wish him good luck. I hope he gets some good paydays for his next couple of fights.

Comment by -ELO- on 03-12-2011

[QUOTE=MXboxingfan;10223802]I wonder if Brandon Ríos would have done any better against Miguel Vázquez‎.[/QUOTE] The answer is.......NO!!!

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