Boxing Bites: Cristian Mijares v Wilfredo Vazquez / Mexican commissions unite

Ringside 31/05/2018

Ex-world champion Cristian Mijares (59-8-2 and 27 KOs) will have a tough farewell fight on June 16 in the heart of his beloved Gómez Palacio, Durango, against former world champion Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez Jr (24-7-1 and 19 KOs).

The dust-ups between Mexicans and Puerto Ricans form classic legends of Latin American boxing, with battles that have left their mark on the memory of the fans. This June 16th in Durango, the Mexican “Diamante” will try to offer a great night, in what will most probably be his final bout. A veritable and memorable swansong.

“It’s a very important fight because we’re at home, people were asking me when I would fight again here in Gómez Palacio and it was achieved, thanks to my promoters. Now we have to think only about winning and not leaving all those people disappointed. He is a very strong rival but: “Comarca lagunera” a fight that they will never forget.”

Mijares arrives with an important strike of 10 wins in a row. However, in front of him he will have a very dangerous rival who has been in with fighters like Juanma López; Jonathan Oquendo, Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire, and Jorge “Travieso” Arce.

Two of Mexico’s mighty Boxing Commissions have put their heads together, shaken hands and created a cooperation pact which will see them working shoulder to shoulder.

The Agreement means more data, information and medical records will be shared, with the specific aim of helping the boxers and their teams.

Juan Jose Herrera Rodríguez, who’s Secretary of COMBOX State of Mexico praised the great contact that has been carefully and patiently built saying with this inking: “We are more united than anyone. It will be a winner for all boxers and managers.”

Ciro Nucci who’s his opposite number, and now united colleague, at the Mexico City Boxing Commission welcomed and applauded this significant development saying: “We have a complete and an important agreement and a great team.”

Describing it as a great plan, with which the World Boxing Council will fully cooperate, President Mauricio Sulaiman said: “It’s a very important agreement. Reciprocity among boxing commissions and boxing federations is the key to keep our Sport safe.

“This is another key to the process via which boxing promoters and authorities can make sure that the fighters are safe and ready to fight.”