Miguel Vázquez

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Miguel Vázquez
Statistics
Real name Miguel Ángel Vázquez Bautista
Nickname(s) El Títere ("The Puppet")
Rated at
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1987-01-06) January 6, 1987 (age 30)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 42
Wins 37
Wins by KO 14
Losses 5

Miguel Ángel Vázquez Bautista (born January 6, 1987), best known as Miguel Vázquez, is a Mexican professional boxer who held the IBF lightweight title from 2010 to 2014.

Professional career[edit]

Vázquez made his professional debut on January 20, 2006 against Canelo Álvarez (who was just fifteen years old at the time) in a welterweight bout, losing a four-round split decision. He won his next eighteen bouts before losing to Timothy Bradley on July 27, 2007, in a bout for the WBC Youth super lightweight title. Bradley would go on to say "I knew the fight was going to be tough—he's Mexican. I give him a lot of credit. He's a good fighter."[1] A rematch against Álvarez was fought on June 28, 2008, this time at light middleweight, in which Vázquez lost a ten-round unanimous decision.

On July 17, 2009, Vázquez became more well known in boxing circles when he won a ten-round split decision over then-undefeated Breidis Prescott.[2][3]

Lightweight title reign[edit]

On August 14, 2010, Vázquez fought Ji-Hoon Kim for the vacant IBF lightweight title.[4] Vázquez beat Kim by unanimous decision to win his first world championship.[5] His first successful title defense was against Ricardo Dominguez on November 27, 2010.[6] Vázquez made a second successful defense on March 12, 2011 against then-undefeated Leonardo Zappavigna, defeating him by a wide margin over the twelve-round distance. During the fight, Zappavigna landed a solid overhand right to the champion early, but Vázquez responded by opening up a cut over the challenger's left eye.

Vázquez vs. Bey[edit]

On September 13, 2014, Vázquez faced Mickey Bey on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana II. In what was his first loss since 2008, Vázquez lost the IBF title in a split decision. The judges' scorecards were 119–109 and 115–113 for Bey, and 115-113 for Vázquez. Many ringside observers felt Vázquez had won the fight and criticized the decision.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
42 fights 37 wins 5 losses
By knockout 14 0
By decision 23 5
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
42 Win 37–5 Mexico Armando Patino KO 2 (8), 2:32 Apr 29, 2017 Mexico Coliseo, La Barca, Mexico
41 Win 36–5 Ecuador Erick Bone UD 10 May 28, 2016 United States Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
40 Loss 35–5 Dominican Republic Argenis Mendez UD 10 Oct 6, 2015 United States Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
39 Win 35–4 United States Jerry Belmontes UD 10 Mar 13, 2015 United States Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, U.S.
38 Loss 34–4 United States Mickey Bey SD 12 Sep 13, 2014 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost IBF lightweight title
37 Win 34–3 Russia Denis Shafikov UD 12 Feb 22, 2014 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR Retained IBF lightweight title
36 Win 33–3 Philippines Mercito Gesta UD 12 Dec 8, 2012 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained IBF lightweight title
35 Win 32–3 Mexico Marvin Quintero SD 12 Oct 27, 2012 United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, U.S. Retained IBF lightweight title
34 Win 31–3 Nigeria Daniel Attah UD 10 Jun 16, 2012 United States Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
33 Win 30–3 Panama Ammeth Diaz UD 12 Jan 21, 2012 Mexico Coliseo Olímpico, Guadalajara, Jalisco Retained IBF lightweight title
32 Win 29–3 Nicaragua Marlon Aguilar KO 2 (10), 1:46 Jun 18, 2011 Mexico Musica Hall, Toluca, Mexico
31 Win 28–3 Australia Leonardo Zappavigna UD 12 Mar 12, 2011 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained IBF lightweight title
30 Win 27–3 Mexico Ricardo Dominguez UD 12 Nov 27, 2010 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico Retained IBF lightweight title
29 Win 26–3 South Korea Kim Ji-hoon UD 12 Aug 14, 2010 United States Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas, U.S. Won vacant IBF lightweight title
28 Win 25–3 Colombia Breidis Prescott SD 10 Jul 17, 2009 United States Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
27 Win 24–3 Mexico Antonio Valencia TKO 3 (4), 2:00 Feb 28, 2009 Mexico Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico
26 Win 23–3 Mexico Manuel Bocanegra TKO 3 (8), 2:34 Dec 19, 2008 United States National Western Complex Arena, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
25 Win 22–3 Mexico Rodrigo Juarez UD 8 Oct 4, 2008 Mexico Expo Forum, Hermosillo, Mexico
24 Loss 21–3 Mexico Canelo Álvarez UD 10 Jun 28, 2008 Mexico Palenque Calle 2, Zapopan, Mexico
23 Win 21–2 Mexico Aldo Valtierra TKO 11 (12), 2:31 Jun 5, 2008 Mexico Roots Magic Club, Mexico City, Mexico Won vacant WBC FECARBOX light welterweight title
22 Win 20–2 Colombia Jorge Ortiz UD 8 May 2, 2008 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
21 Win 19–2 Mexico Francisco Villanueva UD 12 Nov 23, 2007 Mexico Coliseo Olímpico, Guadalajara, Mexico Won vacant Jalisco light welterweight title
20 Loss 18–2 United States Timothy Bradley UD 10 Jul 27, 2007 United States Omega Products International, Corona, California, U.S. For WBC Youth light welterweight title
19 Win 18–1 Mexico Reyes Sanchez UD 8 May 24, 2007 Mexico Salon 21, Mexico City, Mexico
18 Win 17–1 Mexico Juventino Barrera UD 12 Mar 30, 2007 Mexico Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico Won vacant Jalisco welterweight title
17 Win 16–1 Mexico Marco Nazareth KO 2 (6) Mar 16, 2007 Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico
16 Win 15–1 Mexico Victor Marquez KO 4 (10) Feb 16, 2007 Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico
15 Win 14–1 Mexico Mario Alberto Altamirano Becerra KO 4 (6), 2:00 Feb 2, 2007 Mexico Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
14 Win 13–1 Mexico Juan Cario KO 1 (8) Jan 19, 2007 Mexico Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
13 Win 12–1 Mexico Juan Jose Garcia TKO 2 (8) Dec 8, 2006 Mexico Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
12 Win 11–1 Mexico Juan Avila UD 8 Nov 24, 2006 Mexico Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
11 Win 10–1 Mexico Javier Zavala KO 1 (6) Nov 10, 2006 Mexico Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
10 Win 9–1 Mexico Francisco Villanueva TKO 4 (6) Oct 27, 2006 Mexico Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
9 Win 8–1 Mexico Azael Gonzalez UD 6 Oct 13, 2006 Mexico Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
8 Win 7–1 Mexico Luis Romero KO 1 (6), 2:47 Sep 29, 2006 Mexico Tonalá, Mexico
7 Win 6–1 Mexico Leonardo Perez KO 1 (6) Sep 15, 2006 Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico
6 Win 5–1 Mexico Baltazar Molina UD 6 Aug 18, 2006 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Guadalajara, Mexico
5 Win 4–1 Mexico Alfonso Enrique UD 4 Jul 6, 2006 Mexico Salon 21, Mexico City, Mexico
4 Win 3–1 Mexico Irving Sidarta UD 4 Jun 1, 2006 Mexico Salon 21, Mexico City, Mexico
3 Win 2–1 Mexico Javier Prieto UD 4 May 4, 2006 Mexico Salon 21, Mexico City, Mexico
2 Win 1–1 Mexico Christian Juarez UD 4 Mar 23, 2006 Mexico Salon 21, Mexico City, Mexico
1 Loss 0–1 Mexico Canelo Álvarez SD 4 Jan 20, 2006 Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico Professional debut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Avila, David A. (2007-07-27). "Timothy Bradley Keeps His 0". The Sweet Science. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  2. ^ "Lightweight Miguel Vasquez upsets Breidis Prescott in decision - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2009-07-18. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Miguel Vazquez Upsets Breidis Prescott Over Ten - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Miguel Vazquez is Pumped For Ji Hoon Kim Title Clash - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  5. ^ "Miguel Vazquez Serves Kim A Boxing Clinic, Wins IBF Title - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. 2010-08-15. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  6. ^ "Miguel Vazquez To Face Ricardo Dominguez in Tijuana - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Damian Frias
WBC FECARBOX light welterweight champion
June 5, 2008 – October 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Oscar Maximiliano James
World boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Nate Campbell
IBF lightweight champion
August 14, 2010 – September 13, 2014
Succeeded by
Mickey Bey