No Problems For Vazquez After
Manager Frank Espinoza Says No Damage Done
By William Trillo
Super Bantamweight Israel Vazquez had more than his share of
work on Saturday that came at the hands of Angel Priolo, but
after a tough bloody war Manager Frank Espinoza assured
Pound4Pound that Israel did not have any serious injury
"The first thing I wanted to do was get Israel to a Doctor
to have his eyes checked out and I am happy to tell you
there was no damage to the retina," said Espinoza.
What did catch Espinoza off guard was the reaction of the
media who before the fight claimed Priolo was less than a
worthy challenge. "First they say this guy is a bum, then
after the fight they are saying Israel did not look good
against the tough challenge! Israel was off for 18 months,
of course there was going to be some rust. But somewhere
around the 7th round the old Israel kicked in and we saw the
heart of a true warrior," added Espinoza.
Espinoza added one final quip when he said, "When people
come to see Vazquez they know they are going to see a fight.
This is not like going to go see Floyd Mayweather, when
Israel steps into the ring fans know they are going to get
action and that's why they love him!"
As to future plans all Espinoza would say is that Vazquez
will not be fighting for the remainder of 2009 and when he
fights next year it will be for the "big money" fights. With
the landscape of the little guys of boxing getting pretty
talented, those high dollar fights won't be hard to find.