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Rivera Shocks Wilfredo Vazquez, Brand Stuns Bektemirov

By Miguel Rivera

Osceola Heritage Park Exhibit Hall, Kissimmee, Florida - In the main event of Roc Nation Sports' HBO Latino card, Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera (21-0-2, 14 KOs) kept his undefeated record in place with a ten round split decision victory over former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (24-2-5, 19 KOs). The scores were 96-93, 95-94 for Rivera and 98-91 Vazquez.

Rivera went down in the third, but he was able to keep things close by giving as good as he got.

Vazquez, 31-years-old, has not lost three of his last four fights.

In a light heavyweight showdown, Alexander Brand (26-1, 19 KOs) kept a potential big fight in place by winning a ten round split decision over previously unbeaten Medzhid Bektemirov (16-1, 12 KOs). The scores were 98-91, 98-91 for Brand and 95-94 for Bektemirov. Brand went down in the first round.

Last month, Brand was scheduled to face Andre Ward - who was making his debut at light heavyweight on the Saul Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto HBO Pay-Per-View undercard. Ward withdrew from the bout with a knee injury. With this victory it could Brand in position to face Ward when he returns to action in 2016.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by piritwin2 on 12-06-2015

WTF? Vasquez won the fight he out boxed Rivera and knocked him down!!!! **** wat the hell u was watching? :burnup:

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 12-06-2015

Ward/Brand is happening next Bektemirov used to be an mma fighter and he fought like one

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 12-06-2015

[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali;16300725]Ward gonna duck brand now... Wilfredo jr needs to call it quits... The guy is on the verge of being a stepping stone[/QUOTE] On the verge....I think he's already there

Comment by piritwin2 on 12-06-2015

What a highway robbery!!! Vasquez beat the unbeaten prospect. this is bull****!!!!!:Thinkingo

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 12-06-2015

[QUOTE=Cutthroat;16302295]And people were bashing SOG for wanting this guy as a tuneup? If he beat him, they'd just call Brand a bum, "fight someone already!" SOG is a true warrior unlike certain fighters....[/QUOTE] Yup, there is a double standard for…

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