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Honor & Glory: Former World Champions Collide For WBF Title
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PREVIEW   Photo: Former World Champions Cosme Rivera & Miguel Vazquez, fighting for World Boxing Federation (WBF) Mexican title. (Click photo to see full poster!)

Former World Champions Cosme “Chino” Rivera and Miguel “Titere” Vazquez will clash for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Mexican Welterweight title on Friday April 13 at the Parque Revolucion in Rivera´s home-town of Culiacan, Mexico.

Promoted by Promociones Boxisticas Culiacan, the fight headlines a show labelled “Honor & Glory”, and will put the winner in a position to challenge for the WBF World Welterweight title, currently held by Bethuel Ushona from Namibia, in the foreseeable future.

Rivera, 43-24-3 (29), won the WBF World Welterweight title in 2003 by defeating James Hare (28-0-1) in England, and has fought a regular who's-who of the best Light Welterweights and Welterweights of his generation.

Now 41 years old, and with a long list of other titles on his resume as well, he is still going strong and coming off victories in his two most recent outings. But it would be quite the Cinderella-story if he manages to beat Vazques, ten years the younger man, and eventually get a crack at the title he held fifteen years ago.

Guadalajara´s Miguel Vazquez, 39-6 (15), won and defended the IBF World Lightweight title six times between 2010 and 2014. As tricky as they come, he was for a long time very much avoided by other world titlists, and never got a chance to regain his Lightweight crown.

Moving up in weight, he lost to undefeated Scottish Light Welterweight contender Josh Taylor last November in Edinburgh, and he is now looking to get back on track towards becoming world champion again in yet another new weight class.

While the main event will either see a local hero firmly resurrect his career, or put his rival back in the world championship mix instead of himself, “Honor Y Gloria” will also feature a long line of potential future stars, as the undercard includes some of the best local prospects in interesting match-ups.

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