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A Krushing konclusion to a bad year’s worst week

Sergey Kovalev

By Bart Barry Quick, off the top of your head, name the contracted terms of Sugar Ray Robinson’s rematch with Jake LaMotta in 1943. No? OK, how about the purse split between Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns for “The War” in 1985? Not springing to mind. What about the name of Israel Vazquez’s advisor during cable-network negotiations for his ... Read More »

El Terrible, finalmente

moralessilver206

I started to write about boxing because of Erik “El Terrible” Morales, whose face, along with those of Israel Vazquez and Juan Manuel Marquez, is the first my mind associates with the word “prizefighter.” Morales was not my first favorite fighter. He wasn’t even my favorite fighter in his first two matches with fellow Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera. Morales’ charms ... Read More »

Q & A with Jhonny Gonzalez

Several years ago Jhonny Gonzalez 47-7(41) won the WBO Bantamweight title he defeated Marc Johnson & Fernando Montiel and the future appeared rosey. He stepped up to 122 and fought Isreal Vazquez for the WBC crown in the main event on the Mexican Independance in 2006 and was performing incredibly well, ahead on points and having dropped Vazquez. However the ... Read More »

“It’s 2-2, and that’s the way that it should be”

LOS ANGELES – In the hot blood that came immediately after his loss, blood that had streamed in his left eye and made a red mask of his face yet again, Israel Vazquez expressed a desire to fight Rafael Marquez a fifth time, to break their tie. Thirty minutes later, when everyone’s blood had cooled, Vazquez’s promoter Oscar De La ... Read More »

MARQUEZ – VAZQUEZ FOUR POST FIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE REPORT

After going toe to toe in an eagerly awaited fight where neither guy lost anything and both guys helped there cause for future paydays. Both Perez & Mares former amateur rivals and good friends squared off for the first time as pro’s though not likely the last time. Over twelve fast paced rounds 2 of the 3 judges couldn’t separate ... Read More »

Cyclists outside Staples Center; bicycles prohibited within

LOS ANGELES – Despite bleeding profusely from both eyes before 10 minutes of combat were up, Israel Vazquez never retreated in his fourth match with Rafael Marquez. He made no backwards laps round the ring, a tactic that, in boxing parlance, is called “getting on your bicycle.” Unfortunately, a number of local aficionados who might otherwise have been at Staples ... Read More »

Marquez ends the fourth within three

LOS ANGELES – In the end, a fourth time meant most of the punches and all of the momentum were there for Rafael Marquez. For Israel Vazquez, there was only blood, which flowed like tears from deep wounds near both eyes. For their memorable series, it was the fourth and probably the final time. A fifth isn’t necessary, although both ... Read More »

Vazquez – Marquez IV Tale of the tape

Vazquez – V- Marquez Hometown Huntington Park, Ca Mexico City, Mexico Record 44-4(32) 38-5(34) Rounds Boxed 278 192 KO% 66.67 % 79.07% Age 32 35 Height 5?4 5’5 Reach 66 68 Nickname Magnifico Titles IBF Super Bantamweight IBF Bantamweight WBC Super Bantamweight x2 WBC Super Bantamweight World title Record 8-2(6) 9-2(7) The odds with the Bookies have Marquez a slight ... Read More »

For Vazquez-Marquez, history is about what they do instead of say

He sat at a table a year ago in a New York restaurant, dressed in a conservative suit and unknown to most in a crowd that was there to honor him. Israel Vazquez didn’t care. It also didn’t bother him that the plaque, the symbol of his honor, was not there either. It, like him, had apparently been overlooked But ... Read More »

Vazquez returns to stop Priolo in nine

Boxing returned to downtown Los Angeles, California at the Nokia Center as Golden Boy Promotions brought us the return of Izzy Vazquez after a 19 month lay off due to eye surgery. In our main event, Israel Vazquez (43-4, 32KO’s) took on the experienced and always game Angel Priolo (30-7, 20KO’s). The first round was a close one, both guys ... Read More »

Israel Vazquez cleared to fight

During an international conference call, recognized 122 pound world champion, Israel Vazquez announced he is cleared to return to the ring after a fifteen month absence due to injuries he sustained in his fight of the year with Rafael Marquez that took place March 1st, 2008. Marquez and his manager Frank Espinoza said they would look for a fight possibly ... Read More »

In pursuit of the Vazquez Effect

Much of last week was spent wondering how Rafael Marquez – half of the greatest boxing trilogy in decades – could make his first fight in 14 months, in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, off American television, and for the most part unnoticed. Saturday’s sentiment went like this: Curiosity to frustration to resignation to epiphany. Surely boxing could not ... Read More »

ISRAEL VAZQUEZ WINS 2008 FIGHT OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM BWAA THIRD BOUT AGAINST RAFAEL MARQUEZ TAKES PRESTIGIOUS PRIZE

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 26, 2009) Israel “EL MAGNIFICO” Vazquez’s third epic junior featherweight battle with Rafael Marquez has been named the 2008 “FIGHT OF THE YEAR” by the Boxing Writers Association of American. The third Vazquez/Marquez fight, which took place on March 1st, culminated an outstanding trilogy thought by many to be the best in the history of boxing. ... Read More »

ISRAEL VAZQUEZ SWEEPS “2008 FIGHT OF THE YEAR” AWARDS

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 4, 2009) World Boxing Council Junior Featherweight Champion and “Pound for Pound” Candidate Israel “EL MAGNIFICO” Vazquez has been honored across the board by boxing writers as his epic third bout against Rafael Marquez has received numerous “2008 Fight of the Year” awards. The third bout which took place March 1, 2008 at the Home Depot ... Read More »

Revisiting the best fight of the year – Part 2

Editor’s Note: For Part 1, click here. Every promoter that forgoes a casino site fee deserves commendation. To rent a venue with funds borrowed from the gate is to be the capitalist a promoter should be. Filling an arena with word-of-mouth and a few billboards is not easy. But . . . Along with absorbing an event’s financial risk, casinos ... Read More »

Revisiting the best fight of the year – Part 1

Reasonable people can disagree, as the saying goes, but there is one criterion that is most important in considering a great prizefight: Does it entertain? Be not boring. That’s the first commandment. Then you consider layers. How many different ways a prizefight entertains how many times. Like all enduring things, a great prizefight must be simple enough to enthrall initially ... Read More »

ISRAEL VAZQUEZ HONORED BY WORLD BOXING HALL OF FAME THIRD FIGHT WITH MARQUEZ NAMED 2008 FIGHT OF THE YEAR

Los Angeles, CA (November 18, 2008) World Boxing Council Junior Featherweight Champion and “Pound for Pound” candidate Israel “EL MAGNIFICO” Vazquez was honored this past Saturday night at the LAX Marriott by the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Vazquez’s epic third fight with Rafael Marquez on March 1, 2008 was named “2008 Fight of the Year” by the WBHOF at ... Read More »

ISRAEL VAZQUEZ RETURNS TO TRAINING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, FOURTH FIGHT WITH RAFAEL MARQUEZ NOT A “DONE” DEAL

LOS ANGELES (September 24, 2008) World Boxing Council Super Bantamweight Champion Israel Vazquez has returned to a light training regimen in Los Angeles following a relaxing summer spent with family and friends. “It feels great to be back in the gym, although I’ve been out of serious training for a while it all came back very quickly. I won’t be ... Read More »