The fight between former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez, headlining “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico”, is on for October 6 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 broadcast on “Pay Per View”.
Peter Rivera, PRBBP Vice-President, said from Las Vegas that he is in contact with Marquez’s promoters and “they never told us that Marquez will not fight. The fight is on for October 6”.
Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs), former WBO super bantamweight champion, will face Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs), a former International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight and World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight champion, for the WBO International super bantamweight title in a fight scheduled to 12 rounds. Marquez is ranked #6 and Vazquez Jr. #8 by the WBO in the super bantamweights.
In the same show, former two time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs), will face WBO minimum (105 pounds) champion Moises Fuentes (15-1, 7 KOs), from Mexico.
Also Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-2, 15 KOs), the #3 ranked by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) in the super bantamweights, will fight against Jose “Miau” Nieves (20-2-3, 9 KOs) for the WBO Latino super bantamweight title, and unbeaten Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (20-0, 15 KOs) will face Eudy Bernardo (13-0, 8 KOs) for the WBO Latino lightweight title.
More details for “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico” soon.
Tickets for “The War” are available at Ticketcenter (www.tcpr.com) calling 1 787 792-5000. The prices are $20, $40, $75, $125 and $250.