Miguel Vazquez
Miguel Vazquez

Miguel Vazquez

“Titere / Puppet”

RECORD

39 - 6 - 0

KOs

15

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Age 30

Home Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX 

Complete Stats

Former 135-pound world champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez is now pursuing a title at 147, using his length and movement to control opponents. Read Bio

Last Fight

loss vs Josh Taylor

Nov 11, 2017 / Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland

Miguel Vazquez saw his four-fight win streak snapped when he lost by ninth-round knockout to Josh Taylor in a WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title fight.

Latest News

Miguel Vazquez News
Miguel Vazquez and Erick BonePBC Boxing Video
May 29, 2016 / Vazquez vs Bone, Miguel Vazquez, Erick Bone, Miguel Flores

Vazquez goes on the offensive, wins unanimous decision over Bone

A step up in weight for Miguel Vazquez produced a revitalized attack for the former world champion—and a familiar result.

Vazquez vs Bone
May 27, 2016 / Vazquez vs Bone, Miguel Vazquez, Erick Bone

Defensive-minded Vazquez vows more aggressive approach against Bone

Miguel Vazquez has long eschewed the traditional blood-and-guts approach of his Mexican countrymen. So don’t expect the onetime 135-pound champion to all of a sudden turn into a power puncher just because he’s jumping up in weight for Saturday’s 144-pound clash with Erick Bone.

Erick Bone and Shawn Porter
May 25, 2016 / Vazquez vs Bone, Miguel Vazquez, Erick Bone

Bone promises better showing in second shot as a fill-in against a former champ

Erick Bone was chilling in New York early last March when he got the call: The second-ever Premier Boxing Champions card was taking place in 24 hours in Ontario, California, and a replacement opponent was needed for former 147-pound champ Shawn Porter.

Fights

Miguel Vazquez Fights

LOSS vs Josh Taylor 10-0-0

Nov 11, 2017 Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Josh Taylor WINS against Miguel Vazquez by KO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs Jose Daniel Ruiz 34-10-2

Sep 02, 2017 Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Jose Daniel Ruiz by KO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Javier Mercado 25-11-2

Jul 01, 2017 Arena Chololo Larios, Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Javier Mercado by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Armando Patino 14-13-2

Apr 29, 2017 Coliseo, La Barca, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Armando Patino by KO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Erick Bone

May 28, 2016 Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Erick Bone by UD in Round 10 of 10

Loss vs Algenis Mendez

Oct 06, 2015 Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio

Miguel Vazquez LOSES to Algenis Mendez by UD in Round 10 of 10

Loss vs Mickey Bey 20-1-1

Sep 13, 2014 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Miguel Vazquez LOSES to Mickey Bey by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Denis Shafikov 33-0-1

Feb 22, 2014 Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Denis Shafikov by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Mercito Gesta 26-0-1

Dec 08, 2012 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Mercito Gesta by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Marvin Quintero 25-3-0

Oct 27, 2012 Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, USA

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Marvin Quintero by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Daniel Attah 26-10-1

Jun 16, 2012 Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, USA

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Daniel Attah by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Ammeth Diaz 30-10-0

Jan 21, 2012 Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Ammeth Diaz by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Marlon Aguilar 25-10-1

Jun 18, 2011 Musica Hall, Toluca, México, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Marlon Aguilar by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Leonardo Zappavigna 25-0-0

Mar 12, 2011 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Leonardo Zappavigna by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Ricardo Dominguez 32-6-2

Nov 27, 2010 Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Ricardo Dominguez by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Ji-Hoon Kim 21-5-0

Aug 14, 2010 Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas, USA

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Ji-Hoon Kim by UD in Round 12 of 12

WIN vs Breidis Prescott 21-0-0

Jul 17, 2009 Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Breidis Prescott LOSES to Miguel Vazquez by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Antonio Valencia 13-22-0

Feb 28, 2009 Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Antonio Valencia by TKO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Manuel Bocanegra 7-8-1

Dec 19, 2008 National Western Complex Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Manuel Bocanegra by TKO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Rodrigo Juarez 14-7-1

Oct 04, 2008 Expo Forum, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Rodrigo Juarez by UD in Round 8 of 8

LOSS vs Saul Alvarez 19-0-1

Jun 28, 2008 Palenque Calle 2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

Saul Alvarez WINS against Miguel Vazquez by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Aldo Valtierra 24-9-0

Jun 05, 2008 Roots Magic Club, Lomas de Sotelo, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Aldo Valtierra by TKO in Round 11 of 12

Win vs Jorge Ortiz 1-42-4

May 02, 2008 Casino Pharaohs, Managua, Nicaragua

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Jorge Ortiz by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Francisco Villanueva 4-12-2

Nov 23, 2007 Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Francisco Villanueva by UD in Round 12 of 12

LOSS vs Timothy Bradley Jr 20-0-0

Jul 27, 2007 Omega Products International, Corona, California, USA

Timothy Bradley Jr WINS against Miguel Vazquez by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Reyes Sanchez 9-1-0

May 24, 2007 Salon 21, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Reyes Sanchez by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Juventino Barrera 15-7-1

Mar 30, 2007 Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Juventino Barrera by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Marco Nazareth 3-0-0

Mar 16, 2007 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Marco Nazareth by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Victor Marquez 2-5-0

Feb 16, 2007 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Victor Marquez by KO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Mario Alberto Altamirano Becerra 2-0-0

Feb 02, 2007 Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Mario Alberto Altamirano Becerra by KO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Juan Cario 0-0-0

Jan 19, 2007 Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Juan Cario by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Juan Jose Garcia 0-0-0

Dec 08, 2006 Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Juan Jose Garcia by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Juan Avila 0-2-0

Nov 24, 2006 Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Juan Avila by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Javier Zavala 0-0-0

Nov 10, 2006 Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Javier Zavala by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Francisco Villanueva 4-6-0

Oct 27, 2006 Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Francisco Villanueva by TKO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Azael Gonzalez 4-5-0

Oct 13, 2006 Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Azael Gonzalez by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Jose Luis Romero 2-1-0

Sep 29, 2006 Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Jose Luis Romero by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Leonardo Perez 0-0-0

Sep 15, 2006 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Leonardo Perez by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Baltazar Molina 2-0-0

Aug 18, 2006 Arena Coliseo, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Baltazar Molina by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Alfonso Enrique Neri 3-0-0

Jul 06, 2006 Salon 21, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Alfonso Enrique Neri by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Irving Sidarta 2-0-0

Jun 01, 2006 Salon 21, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Irving Sidarta by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Javier Prieto 1-0-0

May 04, 2006 Salon 21, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Javier Prieto by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Christian Juarez 0-0-0

Mar 23, 2006 Salon 21, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Miguel Vazquez WINS against Christian Juarez by UD in Round 4 of 4

LOSS vs Saul Alvarez 2-0-0

Jan 20, 2006 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Saul Alvarez WINS against Miguel Vazquez by SD in Round 4 of 4

Stats

Miguel Vazquez “Titere / Puppet”

  • WINS 39
  • LOSSES 6
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 15

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Height 5'10" (1.78 m)

Reach 72" (183 cm)

  • Born

    January 06, 1987
  • Age

    30
  • Country

    Mexico
  • Born in

    Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Trains in

    Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    316
  • KO Percentage

    33%
  • Boxing Hero

    Julio Cesar Chavez

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Bio

Miguel Vazquez Bio

Miguel Vazquez doesn’t favor the volume-punching attack employed by so many other Mexican fighters. Instead, the lanky Vazquez, nicknamed “El Titere” (The Puppet) for his ability to control opponents, uses his boxing skills to gain the upper hand, throwing punches from all angles and frustrating foes with his movement. It’s an approach that has made Vazquez one of the world’s top fighters at 135 pounds.

Miguel Vazquez
Miguel Vazquez has taken on first-rate competition at every step of his career, and emerged as a long-reigning 135-pound world champion. (Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions)

No shortcuts to success

Growing up in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Vazquez was introduced to the sport early on by his father, a former professional boxer who trained his son into his early 20s.

Making his professional debut in January 2006, just two weeks after his 19th birthday, Vazquez was tested immediately when he faced future world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who already had two bouts under his belt at the age of 15. The fight was close, but Alvarez won a four-round split decision.

The loss didn’t deter Vazquez, who won 18 straight bouts in less than two years, sometimes fighting twice a month as he competed exclusively in Mexico.

In July 2007, Vazquez made his U.S. debut against another rising prospect who eventually became a world champion. Timothy Bradley, who entered the 140-pound fight with a record of 20-0, outboxed Vazquez over 10 rounds to take a wide unanimous decision and earn his first title shot.

Vazquez rebounded to win his next three bouts, setting up a rematch with Alvarez, who entered their June 2008 bout with a record of 19-0-1. Fighting at 147 pounds this time around, Alvarez again emerged victorious, earning a unanimous decision.

Miguel Vazquez and Leonardo Zappavigna
Miguel Vazquez gets inside with a right hand during his win over Leonardo Zappavigna in Las Vegas on March 12, 2011.

On top of the world

With a record of 21-3, Alvarez resumed his pursuit of a world championship as he dropped to 135 pounds. It proved to be a winning move, as he earned his first title shot after earning a 10-round split decision over Breidis Prescott in July 2009.

Fighting in Laredo, Texas, in August 2010, Alvarez won a unanimous decision over Ji-Hoon Kim by a wide margin to win a 135-pound world title.

Alvarez successfully defended his title six times over the next four years, also winning two nontitle bouts, as he cemented his status as the top boxer in the division.

Even though he failed to stop any of his opponents in his title defenses, he earned one-sided decisions in nearly all of them.

Both Ricardo Dominguez and Leonardo Zappavigna barely won a round against Vazquez in November 2010 and March 2011, respectively. Ammeth Diaz also barely avoided being shut out by Vazquez during their January 2012 bout.

Miguel Vazquez and Jerry Belmontes
Miguel Vazquez lands a left hook to the head of Jerry Belmontes during their fight in Ontario, California, on March 13, 2015. (Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions)

Long reign comes to an end

After winning a tight split decision over Marvin Quintero in October 2012, Vazquez then outclassed Mercito Gesta in December 2012 to take a unanimous decision.

After more than a year of inactivity, Vazquez returned to defend his title again with a unanimous decision over Denis Shafikov in February 2014.

Seeking his seventh title defense, Vazquez met up with once-beaten Mickey Bey in Las Vegas in September 2014. The tactical fight produced few fireworks, but was close throughout.

Two of the three judges’ scores reflected the tight nature of the bout (115-113, 113-115), while the third scored it 119-109 (or 11-1 in rounds) for Bey, who won the split decision to take the title.

Undaunted, Vazquez got back in the ring against Jerry Belmontes in Ontario, California, in March 2015, and cruised to a unanimous decision to push his record to 35-4.