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Vazquez Jr. Says It Would Be a Pleasure To Fight Arce

By Rey Colon

The undefeated WBO super bantamweight champion, Wilfredo "Papito" Vazquez Jr. said it "would be a pleasure" to fight on May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, against Mexican Jorge 'Travieso' Arce, a three time world champion, saying he was always an Aztec fan and lists him as a great fighter and a legend as was his father.

"With pleasure. I'm a fan of Mr. Arce since before I entered the ring. I was fascinated when he fought. This opportunity is motivating. I have to learn more and an extra of what my father taught me at the gym. It's a fight with an experienced person on the level as my dad. He is like a Bible. He knows what's going on inside the ring," he said.

That night, the filipino Manny Pacquiao, who is the WBO welterweight king, and veteran Shane Mosley, will main event in the ring at the MGM Grand Hotel as the Puerto Rican said to be well motivated and excited.

"Of course I'm excited. I got off the road and being in a mega event with international stars, is motivating. I am anxious and waiting for my dad to tell me that the fight is signed and it is a fact," said WV2.

Vazquez, with track record of 20-0-1 and 17 knockouts, is aware that Arce has left 43 sleeping and wants to enter the Mexican history books by gaining a fourth crown but Vazquez in turn seeks to enter the 'majors' in boxing with a big win.

"I keep waiting for nod. And when I'm in the ring that night I will not be his fan but the defending champion of Puerto Rico who is trying to retain the people's title. He is not going to make it easy. This is my last door to enter the big leagues. I'm excited," he said.

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

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by figzuki on 01-18-2011

[QUOTE=Eaner0919;9975176]wait again no one said that YOU allude that Arce is the BIGGER fighter when his whole career has been at a much lower weight than 122 did you not? "Oh and i just looked up the actual info on…

Comment by Va_BoriKua on 01-18-2011

[QUOTE=Eaner0919;9974987]true but are you telling others who do the exact opposite the same thing? nah I didn't think so so fighters are supposed to fight every fighter who calls them out? which is fine but you and your buddies seem…

Comment by Eaner0919 on 01-18-2011

[quote=figzuki;9975101]So height and reach are not advantages in boxing? Tell me what there is in every tale of the tape Age Weight Height Reach Isn't that what it consists of?! So what if he fought 108 to 115! If he…

Comment by figzuki on 01-18-2011

[QUOTE=Eaner0919;9975084]wait wait wait go back a minute don't deflect this to a new debate you called Arce bigger just by going by height and reach right? nevermind the VAST majority of his career has been from 108 to 115 so…

Comment by Eaner0919 on 01-18-2011

[quote=figzuki;9975060]He should've kept his mouth shut then...[/quote] wait wait wait go back a minute don't deflect this to a new debate you called Arce bigger just by going by height and reach right? nevermind the VAST majority of his career…

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