|Real name||Miguel Ángel Vázquez Bautista|
|Nickname(s)||El Títere ("The Puppet")|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
January 6, 1987|
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
|Wins by KO||15|
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 a unanimous decision 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." On June 2008, Vázquez claimed the WBC FECARBOX light welterweight title, defeating veteran Aldo Valtierra by technical knockout after eleven rounds. The local commission later came under criticism by a ringside doctor, as the fight was too one-sided and risked the wellbeing of Valtierra. 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 won a ten-round split decision over then-undefeated world-ranked prospect Breidis Prescott. Prescott scored a knockdown early on but as the fight went, Vázquez accumulated rounds with his sharper boxing and ultimately got the nod over Prescott.
Lightweight title reign
On August 14, 2010, Vázquez fought Ji-Hoon Kim for the vacant IBF lightweight title. Vázquez beat Kim by unanimous decision to win the world title. His first successful title defense was against Ricardo Dominguez on November 27, 2010. Vázquez won the fight with another wide unanimous decision 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 and outboxing him for most of the fight.
Vázquez made his third defense against Ammeth Díaz, scoring a knockdown in round 6 en route to another wide decision win. Vázquez headlined a show on HBO for the first, defeating Marvin Quintero via split decision. Vázquez notched a fifth successful defense against Mercito Gesta, whom he defeated by unanimous decision on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez IV. On February 2014, Vázquez decisioned Denis Shafikov on Macau.
During his title reign, Vázquez often was criticised for being a boring fighter, as he focused on controlling the distance and keeping opponents at bay through his footwork and jab, as well as employing "dirty" tactics like headbutts and excessive clinching to outmaneuver his opponents.
On September 13, 2014, Vázquez faced Mickey Bey on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana II. Vázquez lost the IBF title in a split decisio, being defeated for the first time since 2008. 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, especially the 119–109 by Robert Hoyle.
Vázquez bounced back with a wide unanimous decision win over Jerry Belmontes. However, on October 2015 he suffered another setback, losing another controversial decision to Argenis Mendez. Vázquez won his next four fights against outmatched journeymen. On September 2017, it was announced that Vázquez would face Josh Taylor for the WBC Silver light welterweight title at the Royal Highland Centre on November 11. Although Vázquez's style seem to pose problems for Taylor early on, Taylor wore him down as the fight went on. Vázquez went down in round 9 from body shots, and he failed to beat the count. This was Vázquez's first stoppage loss.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|46 fights||40 wins||6 losses|
|46||Win||40–6||Cosme Rivera||UD||10||Apr 13, 2018||Parque Revolucion, Culiacán, Mexico|
|45||Loss||39–6||Josh Taylor||KO||9 (12), 2:30||Nov 11, 2017||Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland||For WBC Silver light welterweight title|
|44||Win||39–5||Jose Daniel Ruiz||KO||4 (10), 2:09||Sep 2, 2017||Tlaquepaque, Mexico|
|43||Win||38–5||Javier Mercado||UD||8||Jul 1, 2017||Arena Óscar Larios, Tonalá, Mexico|
|42||Win||37–5||Armando Patino||KO||2 (8), 2:32||Apr 29, 2017||Coliseo, La Barca, Mexico|
|41||Win||36–5||Erick Bone||UD||10||May 28, 2016||Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|40||Loss||35–5||Argenis Mendez||UD||10||Oct 6, 2015||Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|39||Win||35–4||Jerry Belmontes||UD||10||Mar 13, 2015||Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, U.S.|
|38||Loss||34–4||Mickey Bey||SD||12||Sep 13, 2014||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost IBF lightweight title|
|37||Win||34–3||Denis Shafikov||UD||12||Feb 22, 2014||Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|36||Win||33–3||Mercito Gesta||UD||12||Dec 8, 2012||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|35||Win||32–3||Marvin Quintero||SD||12||Oct 27, 2012||Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, U.S.||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|34||Win||31–3||Daniel Attah||UD||10||Jun 16, 2012||Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, U.S.|
|33||Win||30–3||Ammeth Diaz||UD||12||Jan 21, 2012||Coliseo Olímpico, Guadalajara, Jalisco||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|32||Win||29–3||Marlon Aguilar||KO||2 (10), 1:46||Jun 18, 2011||Musica Hall, Toluca, Mexico|
|31||Win||28–3||Leonardo Zappavigna||UD||12||Mar 12, 2011||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|30||Win||27–3||Ricardo Dominguez||UD||12||Nov 27, 2010||Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico||Retained IBF lightweight title|
|29||Win||26–3||Kim Ji-hoon||UD||12||Aug 14, 2010||Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant IBF lightweight title|
|28||Win||25–3||Breidis Prescott||SD||10||Jul 17, 2009||Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|27||Win||24–3||Antonio Valencia||TKO||3 (4), 2:00||Feb 28, 2009||Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Mexico|
|26||Win||23–3||Manuel Bocanegra||TKO||3 (8), 2:34||Dec 19, 2008||National Western Complex Arena, Denver, Colorado, U.S.|
|25||Win||22–3||Rodrigo Juarez||UD||8||Oct 4, 2008||Expo Forum, Hermosillo, Mexico|
|24||Loss||21–3||Canelo Álvarez||UD||10||Jun 28, 2008||Palenque Calle 2, Zapopan, Mexico|
|23||Win||21–2||Aldo Valtierra||TKO||11 (12), 2:31||Jun 5, 2008||Roots Magic Club, Mexico City, Mexico||Won vacant WBC FECARBOX light welterweight title|
|22||Win||20–2||Jorge Ortiz||UD||8||May 2, 2008||Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua|
|21||Win||19–2||Francisco Villanueva||UD||12||Nov 23, 2007||Coliseo Olímpico, Guadalajara, Mexico||Won vacant Jalisco light welterweight title|
|20||Loss||18–2||Timothy Bradley||UD||10||Jul 27, 2007||Omega Products International, Corona, California, U.S.||For WBC Youth light welterweight title|
|19||Win||18–1||Reyes Sanchez||UD||8||May 24, 2007||Salon 21, Mexico City, Mexico|
|18||Win||17–1||Juventino Barrera||UD||12||Mar 30, 2007||Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico||Won vacant Jalisco welterweight title|
|17||Win||16–1||Marco Nazareth||KO||2 (6)||Mar 16, 2007||Guadalajara, Mexico|
|16||Win||15–1||Victor Marquez||KO||4 (10)||Feb 16, 2007||Guadalajara, Mexico|
|15||Win||14–1||Mario Alberto Altamirano Becerra||KO||4 (6), 2:00||Feb 2, 2007||Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|14||Win||13–1||Juan Cario||KO||1 (8)||Jan 19, 2007||Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|13||Win||12–1||Juan Jose Garcia||TKO||2 (8)||Dec 8, 2006||Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|12||Win||11–1||Juan Avila||UD||8||Nov 24, 2006||Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|11||Win||10–1||Javier Zavala||KO||1 (6)||Nov 10, 2006||Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|10||Win||9–1||Francisco Villanueva||TKO||4 (6)||Oct 27, 2006||Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|9||Win||8–1||Azael Gonzalez||UD||6||Oct 13, 2006||Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|8||Win||7–1||Luis Romero||KO||1 (6), 2:47||Sep 29, 2006||Tonalá, Mexico|
|7||Win||6–1||Leonardo Perez||KO||1 (6)||Sep 15, 2006||Guadalajara, Mexico|
|6||Win||5–1||Baltazar Molina||UD||6||Aug 18, 2006||Arena Coliseo, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|5||Win||4–1||Alfonso Enrique||UD||4||Jul 6, 2006||Salon 21, Mexico City, Mexico|
|4||Win||3–1||Irving Sidarta||UD||4||Jun 1, 2006||Salon 21, Mexico City, Mexico|
|3||Win||2–1||Javier Prieto||UD||4||May 4, 2006||Salon 21, Mexico City, Mexico|
|2||Win||1–1||Christian Juarez||UD||4||Mar 23, 2006||Salon 21, Mexico City, Mexico|
|1||Loss||0–1||Canelo Álvarez||SD||4||Jan 20, 2006||Guadalajara, Mexico|
- Avila, David A. (2007-07-27). "Timothy Bradley Keeps His 0". The Sweet Science. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
- "Lightweight Miguel Vasquez upsets Breidis Prescott in decision - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2009-07-18. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
- "Miguel Vazquez Upsets Breidis Prescott Over Ten - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
- "Miguel Vazquez is Pumped For Ji Hoon Kim Title Clash - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
- "Miguel Vazquez Serves Kim A Boxing Clinic, Wins IBF Title - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. 2010-08-15. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
- "Miguel Vazquez To Face Ricardo Dominguez in Tijuana - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byDamian Frias
| WBC FECARBOX
light welterweight champion
June 5, 2008 – October 2008
Title next held byOscar Maximiliano James
|World boxing titles|
Title last held byNate Campbell
| IBF lightweight champion
August 14, 2010 – September 13, 2014