Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best
Former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs) and Rafael Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs) were face to face today at a press conference for their August 4 pay-per-view clash billed as “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico” at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Rafael Marquez: I had been training for a month and a half and I come to Puerto Rico for a war. Puerto Ricans know who I am and know that I come to fight.”
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: “I know you and I’m training for a big fight. I don’t underestimate you for your age as a lot of people do. I had two ways to continue my career. The long way to make two or three fights and then go for a title or fight against Marquez, a veteran or the short way. I choose the short way and I am going to fight Marquez.”
Promoter Ivan Rivera/PR Best: “We are going to present another great night with fights between Puerto Rico and Mexico with Puerto Ricans Vazquez Jr. and Rocky Martinez against Mexicans Marquez and Miguel Beltran Jr. for regional titles on their way to world title shots.”
Rocky Martinez: “This is a chance that I’m not going to waste. I am in a 10 month inactivity, but always training and you are going to see the same Rocky.”