“You stop being average the day you decide to become a champion because the average person won’t make that decision.” Tom Hopkins
Every fighter dreams of one day becoming a champion and for Bay Area fighter Andy Vences that dream came long ago.Vences has been a professional boxer since 2012 and faced adversity from early on in his career. The adversity was never the opponent across the ring from him it was the struggle of getting a fight, getting a promoter and working a job while training which is something he still does.
Vences has vowed for 2018 to be that year that everything he has worked for since his debut to finally pay off and ultimately become a world champion.
“My goal is to be a world champion this coming year. I am mentally and physically prepared for anyone in my division. It’s just a matter of time before San Jose has a new world champion,” stated Vences via social media before 2017 came to a close.
If his words weren’t enough of an indication of how serious he was then the announcement of his next opponent should show that he is pushing towards his goal. Vences will take on Erick De Leon on the undercard of Oscar Valdez and Scott Quigg on March 10th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Both fighters are undefeated and have similar records. They will serve as one of the most if not the toughest test in their opponents career to date and big things will surely come to the winner.