Yohan Vasquez Positioning Himself
For World Featherweight Title Shot
World-class featherweight Yohan "La Fiera" Vasquez (18-1, 16
KOs) will put his world ratings on the line, March 27 at
home in an eight-round bout against undefeated Venezuelan
prospect Maikol "La Perla" Maikin" Beaumont (12-0-1, 7 KOs),
at New Monte Bar in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
The 22-year-old Vasquez is a former Interim World Boxing
Council (WBC) super featherweight champion. A dangerous
puncher who also boxes effectively, he is currently world
rated by the World Boxing Association (WBA) at No. 13, as
well as No. 15 by the WBC.
In his most recent fight, Vasquez knocked out former world
champion Richard Carrillo (24-6) in the second-round, last
November in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican knockout
artist is riding a 13-fight win streak, dating back to 2014,
into his risky confrontation with Beaumont later this month.
Beaumont, 22, is the reigning Venezuelan featherweight
champion who will be fighting outside of his native country
for the first time against Vasquez.
"Yohan is like a Tazmanian Devil," Havoc Boxing CEO Rob Diaz
said. "He just goes into the ring and starts attacking his
opponent. We've told him to take his time but he likes to
crack. He's a young fighter on the rise but still green. He
has the skill, heart and determination to make it to the
"Our plan is to keep him banging out opponents, rising in
the rankings, and eventually proving to all the fighters in
his division that he belongs with the best. We're taking it
one fight at a time, though. Havoc Boxing will keep pushing
Yohan until he gets in position for a world title shot.
We're very excited about his potential and development."
Havoc Boxing Promotions is a division of Havoc Boxing, which
is known throughout boxing for its flashy, totally unique
looking boxing "uniforms" - trunks and jackets - and other
clothing merchandise and accessories.
In addition to Vasquez, Havoc also promotes Nicaraguan
lightweight Oliver "Trombita" Flores (27-3-2, 17 KOs), the
former world title challenger, in addition to a pair of
Colombian fighters, super bantamweight Wilner Soto (16-1, 8
KOs) and former world cruiserweight title challenger
Santander "Cha Cha" Silgado (27-4, 21 KOs).