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Israel Vazquez National Conference Call Quotes

23.08.06 - Promoted by Sycuan Ringside Promotions, World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez (40-3, 29 KOs) and World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (33-4, 28 KOs) square off on Mexican Independence Day on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Vazquez, who became the 100th Mexican champion with his first world title on March 25, 2004, is the Ring Magazine champion and also hailed by his countrymen as the heir apparent to the popularity throne of Marco Antonio Barrera..

The following are quotes from Vazquez from Wednesday’s national conference call:

“I want to prove I’m the best 122-pounder in the world.”

“It’s (fighting Jhonny Gonzalez) a challenge, but I want to fight the best.”

“Jhonny’s the best at 118 (pounds), but now he comes up to my weight and it’s a little different here.”

“But what it comes down to is who does his job in the ring.”

“The Mexican market may have forgotten me a little bit since I live in California, even though I’m from Mexico City. Since Jhonny is the best fighter at his weight in Mexico, I have something to prove and to gain when I beat him.”


About Sycuan Ringside Promotions

Sycuan Ringside Promotions of San Diego is the fastest-growing, most dynamic promotional entity in the sport. Making its promotional debut in 2004, Sycuan Ringside Promotions already boasts four world champions and has promoted and presented world title bouts across the country on premium cable networks. Sycuan Ringside Promotions has many notable boxers in its stable, including World Boxing Council welterweight world champion Carlos Baldomir, former World Boxing Organization junior featherweight champion Joan Guzman, International Boxing Federation lightweight interim champion Julio Diaz, World Boxing Association super bantamweight interim champion Celestino Caballero, former World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion Mauricio Martinez and undefeated teenage lightweight sensation Jorge Paez Jr.

Article posted on 24.08.2006



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