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News: Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Jonathan Oquendo ready for their October 6th fight; Diaz-Sanchez & Cancio-Gonzalez

GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO- Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and #3 WBO super bantamweight ranked Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo showed today their weight at the last Puerto Rico Boxing Commission weigh in for their headline bout on October 6 at “The War”, to be held at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer to be broadcast on “Pay Per View”.

Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs), who is #8 ranked by the WBO in the super bantamweights, weighed 129 pounds of a 128.1 maximum, while Oquendo (22-2, 15 KOs), the WBO Latino champion, weighed 128 pounds. This fight is for the WBO International 122 lb title, scheduled to 12 rounds.

Also, former 105 and 108 pounds world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs), who will challenge WBO minimum (105 pounds) champion, Mexican Moises Fuentes (15-1, 7 KOs), weighed today 106 ½ pounds of a 110.25 maximum.

Meanwhile, the #4 WBO lightweight ranked, Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (20-0, 15 KOs) weighed 144 pounds of a 141.75 maximum for his defense of the WBO Latino lightweight title against a foe to be announce. Former rival Eudy Bernardo (13-0, 8 KOs), won’t face Gonzalez next week.

Tickets for “The War” are available at Ticketcenter ( calling 1 787 792-5000. The prices are $20, $40, $75, $125 and $250.


LOS ANGELES, September 28 – Featuring a 10 round welterweight clash between former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz and Puerto Rico’s Hector Sanchez and a junior lightweight showdown between rising star Andrew Cancio and veteran Roger “Speedy” Gonzalez, Saturday night’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” event at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. will end September with a bang.

Before the bright lights shine on the featured fights of the evening, five exciting undercard fights will get fans in attendance amped up and cheering for more, with local unbeatens Daniel Franco, Jesus Sandoval, Giovanni Santillan, Luis Mora and Gerald Washington all stepping through the ropes on fight night.

Diaz vs. Sanchez, a 10 round welterweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at midnight ET/11:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at

In a four round junior welterweight fight, it’s an all-California throw-down between undefeated prospects, as Riverside’s Daniel Franco (3-0-1, 1 KO) battles Redwood City’s Jesus Sandoval (2-0-1). San Diego’s Giovanni Santillan (4-0, 2 KO’s) has impressed fight fans since his professional debut in May and the junior welterweight will risk his perfect record in a four round battle against Chula Vista’s Juan Zuniga (3-8-1). More junior welterweight action will see Palm Springs’ Kenny Williams (3-1-1, 1 KO) meet Los Angeles’ Luis Mora (3-0-1, 2 KO’s) in a four round match-up. The big men of the boxing world will also collide when heavyweights Gerald Washington (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Vallejo, Calif. and Terrance Perro (1-0, 1 KO) of Denver meet in a four round battle. In the evening’s opening fight, debuting Manuel Robles Jr. of Los Angeles takes on Tijuana’s Victor Serrano (0-2) in a four round featherweight bout.

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