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