Boxing Odds – Bey vs. Vazquez for IBF Lightweight Title September   13!

Miguel Vazquez has been the IBF lightweight champion for the past four years and has successfully defended his title in six consecutive bouts in a career in which he is still yet to be knocked out. Mickey Bey is the latest challenger that will try and take the title belt away from Vazquez as the two will match up at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on September 13. Miguel Vazquez opened as a -365 favorite with the Boxing odds while Mickey Bey opened as a +275 dog.

Mickey Bey

The 31 year old Mickey Bay stands at five feet nine inches tall with a reach of 69 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Bey hails from Cleveland, Ohio where he is a native and current resident. Bey has a career record of 20 wins, one loss, and one draw with 10 out of his 20 career wins coming by knockout. Bey is the fifth ranked lightweight in the United States and is ranked 52nd Alan Herrera in a ten round bout that took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2, 2014. in the world. Bey is coming off a unanimous decision win over

IBF Lightweight Champion Miguel Vazquez

Miguel Vazquez is 27 years of age and stands at five feet ten inches tall with a reach of 72 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Vazquez is also known as “Titere” and the “Puppet.” Vazquez was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico where he still resides. Vazquez is the top ranked Mexican lightweight and is ranked second in the world. He has a career record of 34 wins, three losses, and 0 draws with 13 out of his 34 wins coming by knockout. Vazquez is coming off his sixth consecutive title belt defense win as he scored a 12 round unanimous decision win over Denis Shafikov on February 22, 2014 in a bout that took place at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macau, China. On August 14, 2010 Vazquez won the then vacant IBF lightweight title in a 12 round unanimous decision win over Ji Hoon Kim.

The Pick

We’ll ride the streak of the proven champ Miguel Vazquez in this one!

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COMMENTS

-brownsugar :

Despite his non-fan friendly style Vasquez keeps winning. His reign continues unabated and unchallenged by the like of higher profile players such as Broner( who had all the time in the world to fight him at 135), Hank Lundy and Terrence Crawford. By comparison Vasquez makes Cris Algieri look like James Kirkland. No one in the fight game this side of Richard Abril uses his legs more. If you have ever seen Vasquez work its easy to see why nobody but the hungriest and most deprived fighters want to fight him. Enter Mickey Bey. A boxer who had to overcome the stigma of failing a drug test plus getting Ko'd in a fight he was winning against John Molina. Bey has tremendous hand speed but will he ever get the opportunity to use it. Vasquez uses every square inch of the ring to deliver his offence. If Bey hasn't been working on his cardio he has no chance. Its interesting to note that Vasquez lost to Canelo early in his career. He says he fought a significantly larger man in the Canelo fight and lost a hometown decision very early in his career. A mistake he says he was carefull not to make twice Mayweather always matches his guys tough. It will be interesting to see if another TMT fighter is being tossed to the wolves. Or if Bey can end the curse...... I mean reign....of Miguel "The Puppet" Vasquez.


-oubobcat :

Vazquez at -365 is frankly a bargain. This is a much easier fight for him than say his last fight against Shafikov. It will be easy work and a dull listless fight. If Bey wins more than two rounds, I'd be surprised.


-mortcola :

Broner beats Rios easily? Not by a long-shot. Broner has proven a decent chin and lots of gumption to go with the big f-----in mouth. A decent chin, maybe not better than decent. But there is nothing in his arsenal that stops Rios? forward movement and high punch output. He will have to engage at a distance set by Rios much of the time. And Rios, though lacking Maidana unorthodox punch angles (which Broner never adapted to), will test Broner?s mettle for a firefight - and we know Rios has a durable chin. This is pick-?em fight


-brownsugar :

Vazquez at -365 is frankly a bargain. This is a much easier fight for him than say his last fight against Shafikov. It will be easy work and a dull listless fight. If Bey wins more than two rounds, I'd be surprised.
Dull and listless is almost guaranteed if Bey can't find Vasquez. Do you think Bey's hand speed will be a factor?


-oubobcat :

No, I think Bey has above average hand speed but nothing too special. Bey's big problem is how to catch Vazquez. His hand speed won't do him any good if he can't catch Vazquez. Bey has a tendency of following opponents around the ring and if he does that against Vazquez he will get picked apart for 12 rounds. Bey also does not let his hands go unless he is in perfect position. I see Vazquez moving and Bey getting frustrated because the opportunities to throw won't be there. Bey will not be letting those hands go and Vazquez moves and picks at him for 12 rounds.


-brownsugar :

No, I think Bey has above average hand speed but nothing too special. Bey's big problem is how to catch Vazquez. His hand speed won't do him any good if he can't catch Vazquez. Bey has a tendency of following opponents around the ring and if he does that against Vazquez he will get picked apart for 12 rounds. Bey also does not let his hands go unless he is in perfect position. I see Vazquez moving and Bey getting frustrated because the opportunities to throw won't be there. Bey will not be letting those hands go and Vazquez moves and picks at him for 12 rounds.
Ill be looking for that on Saturday thanks for the response Oubobcat.