Janiel Rivera, Israel Vazquez do battle for fringe WBC belt on August 8

Cotto Promo 21/07/2015

Miguel Cotto’s Boxeo Al Maximo Univision Puerto Rico series returns on Saturday august 8 at the Hector Solá Bezares in Caguas with a battle in the Strawweight division when Janiel Rivera (12-2-3, 7KO’s) and Israel Vazquez (9-2-2, 6KO’s) clash for the vacant WBC’s Strawweight Silver World Championship.

Rivera and Vazquez first met in the ring on October 22 of 2010 and the fight finished in a draw.

“The first time we fought I defeated him but our fight end up being a draw. This time it will be way different. I have grown as a fighter and fighting for this title motivates me even more I won’t rest until I get my hand raised with the victory. This time I won’t leave it in the hands of the judges,” said Israel Vazquez the son of former 3 time world champion Wilfredo Vazquez.

“In our first fight everybody knows that I won, but this is boxing. Now I am a mature boxer with a lot more fights than him. I feel ready and strong at 105lbs and everybody will see it on August 8,” said Janiel Rivera.

Also in action on Boxeo Al Maximo will mark the return of top undefeated prospects Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta (10-0, 10KO’s), Jose ‘Chiquiro’ Martinez (14-0, 9KO’s), 2012 Olympian sensation Jantony Ortiz (4-0, 2KO’s) , Richy Rodriguez (4-0, 4KO’s), Yomar Alamo (6-0, 5KO’s), Junny Troche (8-0-1, 7KO’s) and Emanuel Morales (3-0, 1KO).

“We are excited to bring a solid show to the fans. This a show that promise a lot of action in the small weights,” said promoter and Miguel Cotto Promotions vice president; Hector Soto.

Boxeo Al Maximo is presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions, H2 Entertainment and Roc Nation Sports.