Boxing Breakfast: New Miguel Vazquez Date and a Kelly Pavlik Update

Miguel Vazquez might be pushed back to June 11 for his next fight. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

From Yesterday!

Miguel Vazquez Update

After calling out Marco Antonio Barrera for the June 4 Top Rank undercard at the Staples Center, it now looks like Vazquez will be pushed back a week. Steve Kim reported yesterday that Vazquez looks more likely to fight on June 11. No word on an opponent, but the last IBF ratings had Antonio DeMarco ranked third (which is the top contender since "sanctioning" bodies also love making guys pay to get ranked first or second). Paulus Moses' people have made noise about getting another title fight, so maybe a rematch could be worked on there. Probably about as good as it'll get.

Future Fight Notes

  • Jose Benavidez Jr. (10-0, 9 KO) is fighting off TV on the Pacquiao-Mosley show, and already has a follow-up date set. Benavidez will make his debut in his home state of Arizona on June 11 at the Wild Horse Pass Casino in Chandler.
  • John Molina Jr. (21-1, 17 KO) returns on May 28 at the BlueWater Resort and Casino in Parker, Arizona. The press release about this was as astounding a press release as I've read in my time, describing Molina's win last year over Hank Lundy as "a display of breathtaking courage and dogged persistence."
  • Guillermo Jones is pretty peeved at his current situation. He's got a fight set with Ryan Coyne on June 25, which truth be told is a pretty lousy title defense, but the WBA has set a purse bid on April 28 for Jones to face Yoan Pablo Hernandez, a far more significant fight. "I think this is hurting my career," Jones said. Only Guillermo Jones could see possible multiple fights inside of a year as a detriment to his career.

After the jump: Link Parade! and the Song of the Day.

Link Parade!

Song of the Day

Springtime in Indiana! Since it's raining a bunch here, here's Irma Thomas' classic "It's Raining." It is supposed to be near 70 and sunny today, though. Looking forward to that.


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