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- Born: December 25, 1977
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- Age: 45
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Israel Vázquez is a retired Mexican professional boxer with an impressive record of 44 wins, 5 losses, and 32 KO wins. He was a five-time world champion at super-bantamweight, successfully defending his titles five times. His last fight was a non-title rematch against fellow Mexican boxer Rafael Márquez in 2010, which he lost via a 3rd round KO. Let's take a closer look at Vázquez's career highlights, significant wins, and losses.
Vázquez's professional boxing career spanned over 15 years, starting in 1995 when he made his debut at the age of 17. In his debut fight, he defeated Eduardo Rosas via a 1st round TKO. After this win, Vázquez went on to win eight more consecutive fights, seven of which were stoppages.
Vázquez didn't have his first world title fight until he was 26 years old, after 38 professional fights. He fought against José Luis Valbuena for the super-bantamweight IBF title on March 25, 2004, which Vázquez won via a 12th round TKO to become the super-bantamweight champion of the world. He went on to win four more world titles at super-bantamweight, and for all the details about his world title wins and defenses, you can refer to "Israel Vázquez World Titles."
One of Vázquez's career highlights was his first world title win against José Luis Valbuena. It was the start of his world championship journey, and it came after he had already fought in 38 professional bouts. His determination and hard work paid off, as he secured the title via a 12th round TKO.
Vázquez's most significant win was against Óscar Larios on December 3, 2005. He won the WBC and The Ring super-bantamweight titles, defeating Larios via a 3rd round TKO. This victory marked Vázquez as one of the best super-bantamweight boxers in the world, and it was the start of his reign as the best in his weight class. He went on to defend his titles in his next two fights, winning against Ivan Hernández via 4th round RTD, and Jhonny González via a 10th round TKO.
Another career highlight of Vázquez was on August 4, 2007, when he won the WBC and The Ring super-bantamweight titles from Rafael Márquez. He beat Márquez via a 6th round TKO, continuing his reign as the best in his weight class. Vázquez was dominant in the ring, and his combination of a strong chin, precise punching, and relentless pressure made him a tough opponent for anyone.
Vázquez's last defense of his world titles was on March 1, 2008, against Rafael Márquez. He won the fight via a 12 round split-decision, successfully defending his titles for the fifth time. This victory cemented Vázquez's status as the best super-bantamweight boxer in the world at the time.
Unfortunately, Vázquez suffered five losses in his professional career, one in a title bout, and four in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Ulises Flores via a 1st round TKO on October 5, 1996. Vázquez was stopped four times and lost once via decision.
Despite his losses, Vázquez was a fighter to be reckoned with in the ring. He fought some of the best boxers in his weight class, including Rafael Márquez, Óscar Larios, Ivan Hernández, Jhonny González, Angel Antonio Priolo, Artyom Simonyan, and José Luis Valbuena, and came out on top in many of those fights.
Vázquez's last professional fight was a non-title rematch against Rafael Márquez on May 22, 2010. Unfortunately, Vázquez lost the fight via a 3rd round KO. It's been over a decade since that fight, and Vázquez has since retired from professional boxing.
Israel Vázquez's career was filled with achievements and memorable moments, from winning his first world title to defending his titles five times. He was a dominant force in the super-bantamweight class and fought some of the best boxers in the world. Although his career had its ups and downs, Vázquez will always be remembered as one of the greatest boxers from Mexico.
Israel Vázquez Fight Record
|49||May 22, 2010||32||Rafael Márquez||Loss||KO3|
|48||Oct 10, 2009||31||Angel Antonio Priolo||Win||KO9|
|47||Mar 1, 2008||30||Rafael Márquez||Win||SD|
|46||Aug 4, 2007||29||Rafael Márquez||Win||TKO6|
|45||Mar 3, 2007||29||Rafael Márquez||Loss||RTD7|
|44||Sep 16, 2006||28||Jhonny González||Win||TKO10|
|43||Jun 10, 2006||28||Ivan Hernández||Win||RTD4|
|42||Dec 3, 2005||27||Óscar Larios||Win||TKO3|
|41||May 31, 2005||27||Armando Guerrero||Win||UD|
|40||Dec 28, 2004||27||Artyom Simonyan||Win||TKO5|
|39||Mar 25, 2004||26||José Luis Valbuena||Win||TKO12|
|38||Sep 19, 2003||25||Trinidad Mendoza||Win||TKO7|
|37||May 22, 2003||25||Jorge Eliécer Julio||Win||TKO10|
|36||Sep 26, 2002||24||Justo Almazan||Win||UD|
|35||May 17, 2002||24||Óscar Larios||Loss||TKO12|
|34||Feb 22, 2002||24||Osvaldo Guerrero||Win||UD|
|33||Oct 25, 2001||23||Felipe Ramirez||Win||KO5|
|32||May 19, 2001||23||Ever Beleno||Win||KO2|
|31||Jan 7, 2001||23||Don Don Concepcion||Win||TKO3|
|30||Oct 27, 2000||22||Eddie Saenz||Win||KO2|
|29||Aug 17, 2000||22||Javier Varguez||Win||KO3|
|28||Jul 29, 2000||22||Amador Vasquez||Win||TKO2|
|27||May 6, 2000||22||Eddie Saenz||Win||KO3|
|26||Feb 4, 2000||22||Héctor Velázquez||Win||SD|
|25||Jan 7, 2000||22||Edel Ruiz||Win||UD|
|24||Oct 3, 1999||21||Adarryl Johnson||Win||MD|
|23||Aug 9, 1999||21||Nelson Ramon Medina||Win||KO7|
|22||Mar 27, 1999||21||Marcos Licona||Loss||SD|
|21||Nov 30, 1998||20||Agustin Lorenzo||Win||TKO8|
|20||Oct 22, 1998||20||Frank Lizarraga||Win||UD|
|19||Aug 10, 1998||20||Juan Manuel Chavez||Win||UD|
|18||Jun 8, 1998||20||Oscar Javier Garcia||Win||TKO4|
|17||Mar 15, 1998||20||Antonio Ramirez||Win||UD|
|16||Feb 21, 1998||20||Saul Briseno||Win||TD|
|15||Aug 30, 1997||19||Enrique Angeles||Win||TKO9|
|14||Jun 14, 1997||19||Marcello Nava||Win||TKO4|
|13||Apr 12, 1997||19||Óscar Larios||Win||KO1|
|12||Mar 29, 1997||19||Erik Lopez||Win||TKO3|
|11||Nov 30, 1996||18||Abraham Barrientos||Win||TKO5|
|10||Oct 5, 1996||18||Ulises Flores||Loss||TKO1|
|9||Sep 7, 1996||18||Saul Briseno||Win||TKO3|
|8||May 3, 1996||18||Enrique Martinez||Win||TKO1|
|7||Apr 19, 1996||18||Joel Nolasco||Win||KO2|
|6||Mar 8, 1996||18||Cecilio Marino Jimenez||Win||KO7|
|5||Feb 16, 1996||18||Alejandro Pantaleon||Win||KO3|
|4||Sep 6, 1995||17||Raul Gonzales||Win||DQ|
|3||Jun 21, 1995||17||Jesus Romero||Win||TKO1|
|2||Apr 19, 1995||17||Sergio Lopez||Win||KO1|
|1||Mar 29, 1995||17||Eduardo Rosas||Win||TKO1|