WBA interim super featherweight champion Bryan Vasquez will be defending his title this Saturday against experienced Mexican Jorge Lacierva, in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, and if the bout looks anything like the Thursday press conference, fans can expect some heated action.
Vasquez, age 24, is from San Jose, Costa Rica. He holds a 28-0 record, with 14 KOs. Lacierva, age 34, with a 41-8-6 record (27 KOs) had a title crack against Billy Dib last summer.
Things got violent during the press conference held Thursday, when the Mexican fighter insulted the champion, and then threw a punch at Vasquez' jaw. He immediately responded with a blow to Lacierva's eye. Guillermo Brito from Zanfer Promotions stepped in to separate the fighters.
Vasquez later said during a phone interview: “This won't end here, it will end in the ring. I will show him there's a reason why I am the champion and I will continue to be the champion. He is scared and this is the way he shows it.”
Vasquez and Lacierva will be the co-main event to “Unfinished Business,” while the main event will be the rematch between Omar “Businessman” Chavez and Jorge “Maromerito” Paez, sons of Mexican boxing legends Julio Cesar Chavez and Jorge “Maromero” Paez respectively.
“Maromerito” Paez won by MD when he faced Chavez in November of 2011;this time they are fighting for the vacant WBC International Silver light middleweight title.