The initial press conference was held today in Bayamón, Puerto Rico for the upcoming WBO Interim junior featherweight fight between un-beatens Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) of Bayamón, Puerto Rico and former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona (14-0-1, 12 KOs) of the Philippines. The event titled ‘Making History’ will take place February 27 at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Amongst those in attendance were PR Best Boxing (Iván Rivera & Peter Rivera), former three-division world champion and Vazquez Jr.’s father Wilfredo Vazquez Sr., Vice Mayor of Bayamón Rurico Pintado, Secretary of Recreation and Sports-Henry Neumann, WBO President-Francisco Valcárcel, President of the professional boxing commission Puerto Rico-Dommys Delgado Berty, and Promoters Félix ‘Tutico’ Zabala, Sammy Gello-Ani, and Sampson Lewkowicz. The bout is being presented by PR Best Boxing in association with All Star Boxing and Sampson Boxing LLC.
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Iván Rivera: We are starting off 2010 with an exciting fight featuring two of the best, young, and undefeated prospects in boxing. Sonsona is known in Puerto Rico now after defeating then world champion Jose ‘Carita’ Lopez this past September. We know and believe that Vazquez Jr. can become champion. On February 27th he will get his opportunity to win the title in his hometown.
Vazquez Jr.: My example is my father and I’m very proud of him. I’m going to do everything I can to win this title. This is for my daughter. I have been training very hard for this since this past November and I’m very well prepared on all levels.
Vazquez Sr.: We will take advantage of this opportunity. Not only is my son going to win the title he is going to win the title by knockout.
Sonsona: This is going to be a very competetive fight without a doubt. However, I have come here to win and I’m coming to win by Knockout. There is no doubt in my mind, and I’m going to knock him out.
Tickets can be purchased by calling (787) 792-5000 or online at www.tcpr.com . Tickets are priced at $20, $40, $75, $125, $150 and $300