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Vazquez, Lopez talk 2009 fight

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.


Katie, bar the door. If the talking results in a fight, we've got another surefire 2009 Fight of the Year candidate coming next summer.

122-pound champion Israel Vazquez and titleholder Juan Manuel Lopez are showing respect for one another -- and also a desire to go toe-to-toe, perhaps in June, when Vazquez thinks he'll be ready to fight again.

People have already thrown the idea around, but can you imagine Top Rank getting a deal done to throw this on the card with Margarito-Cotto II?

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