clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Rafael Marquez Out, Jonathan Oquendo to Face Wilfredo Vazquez Jr on Oct. 6

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr will still fight on October 6, but not against Rafael Marquez. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr will still fight on October 6, but not against Rafael Marquez. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

The scheduled October 6 fight in Puerto Rico between Wilfredo Vazquez Jr and Rafael Marquez has been canceled, but Vazquez Jr will stay in action that night against Jonathan Oquendo, and the show will go on.

Vazquez Jr vs Marquez was originally set to go on August 4, but Marquez injured his right hand in training camp (which was legit, judging by the photos) and the fight was postponed until October. Now, Marquez has come down with some kind of stomach virus.

Rather than wait on Marquez again, the Vazquez team has decided to simply move on. Fellow Puerto Rican Jonathan Oquendo (22-1, 15 KO), who was scheduled for the undercard, will move up to the main event to take on Vazquez (21-2-1, 18 KO).

After winning the WBO super bantamweight title in 2010, Vazquez has lost two of three, dropping an exciting fight last year to Jorge Arce and a not-so-exciting fight this year to Nonito Donaire.

The show's co-feature is still scheduled to be a 105-pound title fight between Moises Fuentes and once-dominant Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderon, who hasn't looked good at all in recent fights and may be getting the final big shot of his career.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bad Left Hook Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your global boxing news from Bad Left Hook