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Wilfredo Vazquez boxer

Wilfredo Vazquez image
Status inactive
Division super bantamweight
Height 5′ 4½″/164cm
Debut 1981-01-29
Born 1960-08-02
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
bouts
68
won
56
lost
9
draw
2
bouts
68
won
56
lost
9
draw
2
Status inactive
Division super bantamweight
Height 5′ 4½″/164cm
Debut 1981-01-29
Born 1960-08-02
Nationality Puerto Rico
Residence Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

Vázquez was born in Río Piedras, one of the largest districts of San Juan, but he was raised in Bayamón. Unlike most Puerto Rican boxers, he began practicing the basics of boxing when he was 18 years old. Vázquez began training on November 1978, two weeks after the death of his father, Juan Vázquez. His decision was directly influenced by his father's desire of having a son that practiced boxing. Juan Vázquez was a follower of Wilfredo Gómez and died shortly after purchasing tickets for his fight against Carlos Zarate. This affected Vázquez, who decided to mimic Gómez and win a professional world championship, drawing motivation from his accomplishments. He began training at Ruiz Soler gym, where he met several boxers that he regarded as "world class" material, but all of them failed to reach success after following other paths. As an amateur, Vázquez fought 17 times, losing three contests. He didn't pursue a spot in Puerto Rico's national boxing team, considering that at his age it would be hard to earn a spot, while being expecting to earn money quickly as a professional. Vázquez married Alice Lozada, with whom he has three sons, Wilfredo, Jr., Noel and Israel.Vázquez debuted as a professional on January 29, 1981, training under the guidance of Manny Siaca. In this contest, he lost to William Ramos by unanimous decision in a four-round fight. After this fight, he won his first fight, defeating Felix Cortez by knockout in two rounds. This was followed by a second knockout against Roberto Mercedes, who debuted against Vázquez. On April 30, 1981, he scored the first draw of his career, in a six-round fight against Eusebio Espinal. Vázquez's first contest outside of Puerto Rico was against Reinaldo Roque, whom he defeated by knockout in Miami, Florida. In his next match, he won the first decision of his career scoring a points victory over Herminio Adorno. Vázquez was scheduled to participate in Don King's Carnival of Champions card, where Gómez and Wilfred Benítez competed, but an injury suffered during training left him out of the event. In the last fight of this year, he defeated Pedro Alindato by knockout. On March 3, 1982, Vázquez beat Orlando Perez by points. He would fight eight more times during this year, all of them in New York City or Las Vegas. In these fights, Vázquez defeated Ion Trian, Jose Luis Martinez, Sonny Long and Rudy Perez twice. In 1983, he fought five times, winning every contest by knckout. His opponents during this time frame were: Euginio Paulino, Andres Torres, Robert Mullins, Ramón Cruz and Pedro Rodriguez. On March 17, 1984, Vázquez defeated Juan "Chiqui" Torres by knockout in the fourth round to win the vacant Puerto Rican bantamweight title. In his next fight, Vázquez received the first no contest of his career against Julio Guerrero. He closed the year defeating Javier Barajas and Norgie Castro. In 1985, Vázquez had a slow year, only fighting twice. His only contests were against Jeff Whaley and Osvaldo Acevedo, both of whom he defeated by technical knockout.

Vázquez was born in Río Piedras, one of the largest districts of San Juan, but he was raised in Bayamón. Unlike most Puerto Rican boxers, he began practicing the basics of boxing when he was 18 years old. Vázquez began training on November 1978, two weeks after the death of his father, Juan Vázquez. His decision was directly influenced by his father's desire of having a son that practiced boxing. Juan Vázquez was a follower of Wilfredo Gómez and died shortly after purchasing tickets for his fight against Carlos Zarate. This affected Vázquez, who decided to mimic Gómez and win a professional world championship, drawing motivation from his accomplishments. He began training at Ruiz Soler gym, where he met several boxers that he regarded as "world class" material, but all of them failed to reach success after following other paths. As an amateur, Vázquez fought 17 times, losing three contests. He didn't pursue a spot in Puerto Rico's national boxing team, considering that at his age it would be hard to earn a spot, while being expecting to earn money quickly as a professional. Vázquez married Alice Lozada, with whom he has three sons, Wilfredo, Jr., Noel and Israel.Vázquez debuted as a professional on January 29, 1981, training under the guidance of Manny Siaca. In this contest, he lost to William Ramos by unanimous decision in a four-round fight. After this fight, he won his first fight, defeating Felix Cortez by knockout in two rounds. This was followed by a second knockout against Roberto Mercedes, who debuted against Vázquez. On April 30, 1981, he scored the first draw of his career, in a six-round fight against Eusebio Espinal. Vázquez's first contest outside of Puerto Rico was against Reinaldo Roque, whom he defeated by knockout in Miami, Florida. In his next match, he won the first decision of his career scoring a points victory over Herminio Adorno. Vázquez was scheduled to participate in Don King's Carnival of Champions card, where Gómez and Wilfred Benítez competed, but an injury suffered during training left him out of the event. In the last fight of this year, he defeated Pedro Alindato by knockout. On March 3, 1982, Vázquez beat Orlando Perez by points. He would fight eight more times during this year, all of them in New York City or Las Vegas. In these fights, Vázquez defeated Ion Trian, Jose Luis Martinez, Sonny Long and Rudy Perez twice. In 1983, he fought five times, winning every contest by knckout. His opponents during this time frame were: Euginio Paulino, Andres Torres, Robert Mullins, Ramón Cruz and Pedro Rodriguez. On March 17, 1984, Vázquez defeated Juan "Chiqui" Torres by knockout in the fourth round to win the vacant Puerto Rican bantamweight title. In his next fight, Vázquez received the first no contest of his career against Julio Guerrero. He closed the year defeating Javier Barajas and Norgie Castro. In 1985, Vázquez had a slow year, only fighting twice. His only contests were against Jeff Whaley and Osvaldo Acevedo, both of whom he defeated by technical knockout.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 11, 2002 Eddy Saenz LLLLDL Cancha Pepin Cestero, Bayamon WIN
KO
June 28, 2002 Eddy Saenz LLLLLD Civic Center, Kissimmee WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 2002 Julio Cesar Cardona LLLLLL Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 22, 2002 Jose Alfonso Rodriguez WLLLLL Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
June 16, 2000 Juan Lazcano WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
April 15, 2000 Russell Mosley WLDLWL Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula WIN
KO
March 11, 2000 Antonio Oscar Salas LLLLLL Dade Community College, Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
April 18, 1998 Naseem Hamed WWWWWW Nynex Arena, Manchester World Boxing Organisation World Featherweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 1997 Genaro Rios WWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 23, 1997 Roque Cassiani WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 30, 1997 Yuji Watanabe WWWWWW Kokugikan World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 7, 1996 Bernardo Mendoza WWWLWW Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
KO
May 18, 1996 Eloy Rojas WWWWWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1995 Jose Luis Velazquez WLLWWW Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan vacant World Boxing Association Fedelatin Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 26, 1995 Carlos Rocha WWDWLL Ponce WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 1995 Pablo Valenzuela LWWLLL Miami WIN
Points
May 13, 1995 Antonio Cermeno WWLWWW Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 7, 1995 Orlando Canizales WWWWW Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 13, 1994 Juan Polo Perez WLWWWW Palais Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 2, 1994 Jae-Won Choi WWWWWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 2, 1994 Yuichi Kasai WWWDWW Metropolitan Gym WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1993 Hiroaki Yokota WWWWWW Korakuen Hall World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 24, 1993 Thierry Jacob WWWWLL Velodrome du Lac, Bordeaux World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
KO
March 6, 1993 Luis Mendoza WWLWWW Palais Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 5, 1992 Thierry Jacob WWWWWL Palais des Sports, Berck-sur-Mer World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 27, 1992 Freddy Cruz WWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Gorle World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Majority decision
May 1, 1992 Juan Batista Bisono LLLLLL Miami WIN
Technical knockout
March 27, 1992 Raul Perez WWDWLW Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 8, 1991 Paquito Openo LWWLWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 14, 1990 Atenor Solar WLWWWW Zaragoza World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1990 Joe Orewa WLLLWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood International Boxing Council Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 19, 1990 Israel Contreras WWWWWW Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami LOSS
KO
Feb. 9, 1990 Patrick Kamy WLWLWW Palacio de los Deportes, Zaragoza WIN
KO
Oct. 26, 1989 Fernie Morales WWWLWW El Paso International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 1, 1988 Raul Perez DWWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 9, 1988 Khaokor Galaxy WWWWWW Hua Mark Indoor Stadium, Bangkok World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Jan. 17, 1988 Takuya Muguruma WWWWLW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

DRAW
Points
Oct. 4, 1987 Chan Young Park WWWWWW Hilton Hotel, Seoul World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 11, 1987 Lee Cargle WWLLLL San Juan World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 14, 1987 Juan Carazo WWWWWW San Juan World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1986 Jesus Muniz LWLLL San Juan World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
May 30, 1986 Antonio Avelar WWWWWL Tamiami Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami LOSS
Technical knockout
May 24, 1986 Jose Cervantes LLLLLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
KO
Feb. 8, 1986 Miguel Lora WWWWWW Convention Center, Miami Beach World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 9, 1985 Osvaldo Acevedo LWLWWL Tamiami Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1985 Jeff Whaley WWDWLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 3, 1984 Norgie Castro LLLWL Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan WIN
KO
Sept. 19, 1984 Javier Barajas WLLLWL Las Vegas WIN
Points
June 23, 1984 Julio Guerrero LWLLLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan
NC
March 17, 1984 Juan Torres LWWDWW Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan vacant Puerto Rican Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 25, 1983 Pedro Rodriguez Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas vacant Puerto Rican Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 22, 1983 Ramon Cruz LLLLWL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
July 22, 1983 Robert Mullins LLLLLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
May 1, 1983 Andres Torres LWLLLL Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
KO
Feb. 4, 1983 Euginio Paulino LLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 9, 1982 Rudy Perez LWLLLD Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Aug. 6, 1982 Sonny Long WDWLLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Split-decision
June 26, 1982 Jose Luis Martinez Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
May 30, 1982 Ion Trian The Aladdin, Las Vegas WIN
KO
March 21, 1982 Rudy Perez LLLWLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Points
March 3, 1982 Orlando Perez Trujillo Alto WIN
KO
Aug. 29, 1981 Pedro Alindato WWWL Trujillo Alto WIN
KO
Aug. 8, 1981 Herminio Adorno WLWLL Trujillo Alto WIN
Points
June 13, 1981 Reinaldo Roque WWWWLW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
KO
April 30, 1981 Eusebio Espinal D Trujillo Alto DRAW
Points
March 26, 1981 Roberto Mercedes Bayamon WIN
KO
Feb. 26, 1981 Felix Cortez Trujillo Alto WIN
KO
Jan. 29, 1981 William Ramos Trujillo Alto LOSS
Points