Puerto Rican prospects will be featured on the undercard of “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico” where former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will collide on August 4, at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer, to be televised on Pay Per View.
“Besides the headline fights, we have great Puerto Rican prospects in action like undefeated Camilo Perez, Israel Vazquez and John Karl Sosa just as world contender Juan Mercedes and an interesting fight between two warriors like Osenohad Vazquez and Anthony Sanchez,” promoter Ivan Rivera, PRBBP president, said.
Mercedes (26-3, 17 KOs), a Dominican fighter who lives in Puerto Rico, will fight a foe to be named in a super flyweight bout schedules to eight rounds. Mercedes is the WBO #7 ranked in the superflyweights.
While, in a six round bout, Osenohad “Cano” Vazquez (6-1, 2 KOs) will fight against Antonio “Anthony” Sanchez (5-1, 3 KOs) in the junior welterweight division. Also scheduled to six rounds, 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Gold medalist, Camilo Perez (7-0, 4 KOs) will fight at super bantamweight versus a rival to be announced.
In four round bouts, Israel “El Heredero” Vazquez (6-0-2, 5 KOs), Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.’s brother, will fight against a foe to be named in the junior flyweight division, and junior welterweight prospect John Karl Sosa (2-0, 2 KOs) will face an opponent to be determined.
Headlining the show, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs), former WBO superbantamweight champion, will face Rafael Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs), former IBF bantamweight and WBC superbantamweight champion, for the WBO International superbantamweight title, Roman “Rocky” Martinez (25-1-1, 16 KOs), former WBO junior lightweight champion, will fight against Miguel Beltran Jr. (27-1, 17 KOs), for the WBO NABO junior lightweight title, in a WBO world title eliminator, and former Olympian McJoe Arroyo (10-0, 5 KOs) will face Miguel Tamayo (12-3-2, 11 KOs) for the super flyweight WBO NABO title in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds.
Tickets for “The War” are availables at Ticketcenter (www.tcpr.com) calling 1 787 792-5000. The prices are $20, $40, $75, $125 and $250.