Results: Juan Manuel Lopez stops Wilfredo Vazquez Jr

Former two division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (35-5, 32 KOs) took advantage of an injured former WBO 122lb champion Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez, Jr. (24-7-1, 19 KOs) to stop him in the 11th round tonight at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Vasquez Jr. suffered an eye injury that caused him problems in the 11th. The southpaw Lopez then unloaded on the 32-year-old Vasquez Jr. with a blizzard of punches to put him down on the canvas.

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Awimbono to Make U.S. Debut at Battle at the Boat 108

Ghana’s Thomas Awimbono will make his U.S. boxing debut on Nov. 19 when he faces fellow super middleweight Mike Gavronski in the main event of Battle at the Boat 108 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.

It’s been nearly seven years since the 25-year-old Awimbono (25-4-1, 21 KOs) last tasted defeat. After losing by decision to undefeated Thomas Oosthuizen, who is currently ranked among the world’s top 10 light heavyweights, in a bout for the WBA Pan African super middleweight crown, Awimbono has been on a tear, winning 18 consecutive fights with 17 of those victories coming via knockout.

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The Oscar De la Hoya foundation presents state of the art equipment to after school youth programs at Azteca Boxing Club

) Olympic gold medalist and 10-time world champion Oscar De La Hoya today presented new-state-of-the-art boxing equipment valued at thousands of dollars at Azteca Boxing Club. Also at the giveaway, De La Hoya honored California Municipal Finance Authority as the 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year for his namesake Foundation in recognition of their commitment to serving youth in Southern California.

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Juanma Lopez, Wilfredo Vazquez Jnr to settle simmering rivalry tomorrow night

Juan Manuel Lopez - Can former champions Juan Manuel Lopez and Wilfredo Vazquez Junior still fight? We may or may not find out tomorrow night when the two meet in a very real and very intense all-Puerto Rican rivalry/grudge-match. Both men are way past what they once were – Juanma suffering some truly X-rated KO defeats over the last two or three years – but the genuine hatred they have for one another just might allow both warriors to raise their game and give fans one final, decent performance.

Can former champions Juan Manuel Lopez and Wilfredo Vazquez Junior still fight? We may or may not find out tomorrow night when the two meet in a very real and very intense all-Puerto Rican rivalry/grudge-match. Both men are way past what they once were – Juanma suffering some truly X-rated KO defeats over the last two or three years – but the genuine hatred they have for one another just might allow both warriors to raise their game and give fans one final, decent performance.

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