WBO Junior Featherweight Championship, ‘The Rising Son Returns,’ to Air in Spanish...

WBO Junior Featherweight Championship, ‘The Rising Son Returns,’ to Air in Spanish on WAPA America

Puerto Rico's Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. vs. Mexico's Ivan Hernandez


NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On Saturday, October 30, WAPA America, the U.S. cable network arm of the leading broadcaster in Puerto Rico, WAPA Television, will televise the featherweight title boxing match in which Puerto Rico’s WBO junior featherweight champion Wilfredo “WV2” Vazquez Jr. (20-0-1, 17 KOs) takes on Mexico’s former super flyweight king, Ivan “Choko” Hernandez (28-5-1, 17 KOs), to defend his WBO junior featherweight title. WAPA America will transmit the fight, which aired live in the U.S. on Pay-Per-View on October 16, in Spanish.

In his second WBO Junior Featherweight title defense, Vazquez, son of former world champion, Wilfredo Vazquez, Sr., wins in an eleventh round TKO over Hernandez at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida, where Vazquez has won 13 fights; 11 by knockout.

“We’re excited to bring Vazquez’ third straight title fight to U.S. boxing fans,” said Doug Jacobs, President of Integrated Sports Net, which distributed the event. “Wilfredo is one of the hottest boxers in the world and he is continuing the rich Puerto Rican boxing tradition that also includes his father. Vazquez is talented, refreshing and on his way to becoming a worldwide star in boxing. The added rivalry drama associated with a Puerto Rican fighting a Mexican insures fans of entertaining, hard-fought action.”

The 25-year-old Vazquez captured the WBO 122-pound division crown this past February, stopping Marvin Sonsona (14-0-1) in the fourth round, followed last May by a 10th-round TKO win against No. 1 contender Zsolt Bedak (15-0) in Wilfredo’s first title defense.

Hernandez captured the WBO super flyweight crown in 2004 when he knocked out Mark Johnson in the 12th round. Previously Hernandez lost two WBC super bantamweight showdowns to the great Israel Vazquez in 2006, as well as last October to Toshiaki Nishioka.

“The Rising Son Returns,” presented by All Star Boxing, will air on WAPA America on Saturday, October 30, from 8-10 p.m. EDT.

Currently, WAPA America is viewed in more than 3.5 million homes throughout the U.S. on major cable, satellite and telco providers. For more information on WAPA America, visit http://www.WapaAmerica.com.

About WAPA America:

WAPA America is the U.S. cable network affiliated with WAPA Television, Puerto Rico’s leading broadcast network. The only network offering programming from Puerto Rico, WAPA America transmits more than 40 hours a week of original and locally-produced entertainment shows, including “SuperXclusivo,” the highest-rated local program in Puerto Rico. The network also offers more than 30 hours a week of live news from Puerto Rico, produced by the Island’s largest and most-trusted news-gathering team. WAPA America is currently viewed in more than 3.5 million homes throughout the U.S. and distributed on major cable, satellite and telco providers, including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS, and AT&T U-verse. WAPA-TV is a portfolio company of private equity firm InterMedia Partners. For more information, visit http://www.WapaAmerica.com.

About Integrated Sports Media:

Integrated Sports Media: North America’s leading distributor of International Pay-Per-View and Closed Circuit sports events has presented World Championship and world-class boxing matches featuring Erik Morales, Vitali Klitschko, Ricky Hatton, Cristian Mijares, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones, Jr., Tomasz Adamek, Ivan Calderon, Rocky Martinez, Nicolai Valuev, Amir Khan, Marco Antonio Barrera, Arthur Abraham, David Haye, John Ruiz, Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr. and Ruslan Chagaev. In addition, Integrated Sports Media distributed numerous International soccer matches showcasing teams like Real Madrid, Club America of Mexico and the National Teams of Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador and the USA, as well as World Championship and world-class mixed martial arts shows featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, Bobby Lashley, Bob Sapp, Jeff Monson, and Roy Nelson. For more information on upcoming Integrated Sports events visit http://www.integratedsportsnet.com.

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WBO Junior Featherweight Championship, ‘The Rising Son Returns,’ to Air in Spanish on WAPA America