Israel Vazquez to defend title on May 31

Will face Armando Guerrero in Illinois


Israel Vazquez to defend title on May 31

Press Release: IBF junior featherweight champion Israel Vazquez (rated #4 by Boxingtalk) will defend his title  against Armando Guerrero on a nationally televised card on May 31 in Lynwood, Illinois. The semi-main features Daniel Seda (Boxingtalk #20 at 130 pounds) against Aldo Valtierra in a ten-round, super featherweight fight.  The card, which is a co-promotional effort with the Ho-Chunk Nation and Northeast Promotions in association with Sycuan Ringside Promotions and One In A Million, is being held in the Ho-Chunk Southland Sports and Expo Center.  Tickets are on sale at the Ho-Chunk Southland Sports and Expo Center box office (708-418-5900) and by calling One in a Million Boxing at 866-438-7372 or all Ticketmaster outlets.

Vazquez, promoted by Sycuan Ringside Promotions, is making his second defense of the championship he won March 25, 2004, in Los Angeles when he knocked out Jose Luis Valbuena for the vacant IBF junior featherweight title. He defended successfully last December 28 at El Cajon, Calif., when he stopped Art Simonyan in the fifth round. The 27-year-old Vazquez has a record of 37-3 with 27 knockouts.  “Israel remains an active champion, defending against anyone, anywhere,” said Glenn Quiroga, president and chief operating officer of Sycuan Ringside Promotions.  “That’s how much confidence this young man has in himself and how much we at Sycuan Ringside Promotions have in him.”

The 29-year-old Guerrero has a record of 20-3-6 with 11 knockouts.  This is the first time Guerrero, who has had those six draws in his past 18 bouts, has gone after a world championship.
The 26-year-old Seda, ranked No. 14 by the World Boxing Association among featherweights, has a record of 20-1-1 with 16 knockouts.

The 34-year-old Valtierra, the current WBA Fedecentro super featherweight champion and former World Boxing Council Fecarbox 130-pound champ, has a record of 21-7 with 11 knockouts.

The undercard features Jermaine White of Merrillville, Ind., with a record of 7-0 and four knockouts, against Carlos Molina of Green Bay, Wisc., with a mark of 6-1 and three knockouts, in a six-round welterweight fight. Middleweight Shay Mobley of Markham, Ill., with a record of 9-4-1 and three knockouts, is in a six-round bout and light heavyweight Guy Solis of Hammond,  Ind., with a mark of 11-3-1 and four knockouts, is in a four-round fight.  Opponents for Mobley and Solis will be determined. Opponents in an additional bout will be determined as well.