IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (33-2, 13 KOs) says he’ll be as deadly as countryman and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez when he faces WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KOs) at Wembley Arena. Vazquez meets Burns in a big unification clash on March 16th that also features stars Nathan Cleverly, George Groves, Dereck Chisora and Liam Walsh. Hernandez, a big star in the British Premier League, hails from Guadalajara – the same as Vazquez.
“When I fight Burns I will be just like Hernandez, a cold and ruthless assassin. There will be no remorse when I’m taking Burns apart,” said Vazquez. “Hernandez is a hero in Mexico, I saw the match on Saturday and I said that is what I have to be like to beat Burns. A striker and a boxer have the same mind set, a striker has to have to the killer instinct to score, the boxer to land a knockout punch, when the opening comes against Burns that will be the end for him.”
Vazquez isn’t worried about facing Burns who destroyed rival Kevin Mitchell in four rounds last time out. Vazquez was the first man to beat hammer-hitting Breidis Prescott after the Colombian destroyed Amir Khan inside a round.
He added, “Burns is a good fighter, he is strong, he has good skills and he knocked out Kevin Mitchell which was impressive. But he has never faced a fighter like me before. I’m unbeaten as a world champion at lightweight. I beat a huge puncher in Prescott and he didn’t hurt me, I don’t see how Burns can hurt me. I will be Ricky Burns’ worst nightmare. I’m coming for his world title, his title is as good as mine.”