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Vazquez-Burns heading to April 20th

burns43 IBF World Lightweight Champion Miguel Vazquez has released a statement confirming that he was struck down by a viral infection and had to stop training for his fight against WBO World Champion Ricky Burns, that caused the fight originally scheduled for Saturday 16th March at Wembley Arena to be postponed.

Promoter Frank Warren announced yesterday that the show will now take place on Saturday 20th April with Burns v Vazquez and Nathan Cleverly’s WBO World Light-Heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi joint-headlining the card.

In the statement that can be found on Fightnews.com Vazquez apologises for the problems caused by the postponement and is looking ahead to the new date. Continue reading

Miguel Vazquez sick, fight with Ricky Burns to be postponed until April 20th

vazquez43 Promoter Frank Warren’s show at Wembley Arena on Saturday 16th March has been postponed and will now take place on Saturday 20th April.

World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns’ opponent, Miguel Vazquez – the IBF World Champion – has been suffering from a severe viral infection caused by food poisoning. (Please click here for the medical report from Vazquez’s doctor Roman Cruz Olais ) Vazquez has been advised to rest and rehydrate, before starting to train again which has meant that the fight has had to be delayed. Continue reading

Burns vs. Vazquez / Cleverly vs. Krasniqi Live on EPIX March 16

burns6World championship boxing makes its 2013 debut on EPIX next month with an exciting quadruple-header! World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion RICKY “Rickster” BURNS and International Boxing Federation (IBF) titlist MIGUEL “Titere” VAZQUEZ will collide in a world title unification to determine the division’s top dog in the main event of a blockbuster four-bout card.

“Best of Britain” will be televised live ringside from Wembley Arena in London, Saturday, March 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, exclusively on EPIX, the premium entertainment service. EPIX will stream the fights live on EpixHD.com and on the EPIX app on Xbox consoles and Roku players as part of a special free trial offer for boxing fans. Continue reading

Ricky Burns vs. Miguel Vazquez WILL take place on March 16th

la foto Photo: Vazquez with manager and trainer Javier Capetillo holding a signed bout agreement

By Jeff Sorby: Contrary to the news that came out yesterday about IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez saying a fight between him and WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns isn’t a done deal for March 16th, Frank Warren Promotions, the promoter for Burns, is saying the fight is going to take place on that date.

East Side Boxing has obtained an a signed letter of acceptance from Vazquez’s promoter Juan Carlos Torres of Zanfer Promotions that confirms the agreement for the Burns-Vazquez fight on March 16th. The acceptance was signed on January 10th, 2013.

East Side Boxing also obtained an e-mail from Torres to Frank Warren Promotions matchmaker Dean Powell on January 10th that confirms the fight four days prior to Mr. Warren announcement of the fight in a press conference in London. Continue reading

Ricky Burns: Vazquez is the toughest opponent of my career

burns4By Michael Collins: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) believes he’s going to be in a real tough one on March 16th against IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (33-3, 10 KO’s) at the Wembley Arena in London, England. Burns has the home advantage of sorts given that he’s from the UK while Vazquez is from Mexico, but he still expects it to be a tough fight.

Burns said to Sky Sports “It’s the toughest fight of my career with two world titles on the line. He’s not the world champion for nothing. When you look at his record, he’s only lost to two fighters at the top of their game. I know myself it’s a tough ask, but I’m going to be really bring it. He’s going to bring out the best in me. He’s the fight I’ve always wanted, so I’m looking forward to it.” Continue reading

Ricky Burns ready for Miguel Vazquez clash

World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns tackled his latest challenger with ease and then roared on for rival Miguel Vazquez on Saturday 16th March at Wembley Arena. The Scottish hero was at Glasgow’s top Mexican restaurant Pancho Villas today for his ‘Man vs Food’ challenge, testing his tolerance to the lip-searing Habanero chili pepper ahead of his huge unification showdown against Vazquez, the IBF World Champion. Continue reading