Former world champions Vazquez and Mendez collide on PBC Oct. 6


Miguel VazquezFormer world champions Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (35-4, 13 KOs) and Argenis Mendez (22-3-1, 12 KOs) will meet in a 10-round lightweight clash on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays on FS1 and Boxeo de Campeones on FOX Deportes on Tuesday, October 6 from The Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Leija Battah Promotions, are priced at $282 table of four Seats, $109, $71, $38, and $22 including all fees (w/out fees $260, $100, $65, $35, $20), and are on sale now. To purchase tickets call Leija Battah Promotions at (210) 979-3302.

The October 6 event is headlined by undefeated power-puncher Julius “The Chef” Jackson (19-0, 15 KOs) squaring off against the exciting Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (23-1, 19 KOs) in a 12-round super middleweight clash.

Two top prospects fighting out of Texas will headline the undercard as Ryan “Cowboy” Karl (8-0, 6 KOs) takes on Alfonso Olvera (4-1, 2 KOs) in six rounds of welterweight action and Stephen Lovett (13-0, 11 KOs) takes on Dustin Echard (11-1, 8 KOs) in an eight-round light heavyweight affair.

The action continues with 21-year-old Houston-native Justin DeLoach (11-1, 6 KOs) in a six-round super welterweight contest and 25-year-old Rickey Edwards (8-0, 3 KOs) out of Paterson, New Jersey in a six-round junior welterweight fight.

Additional fights will pit 27-year-old Tony Adeniran (1-0) out of San Antonio against Baton Rouge’s Jonathan Heard (0-1) in a four-round middleweight bout, 20-year-old Cresencio Ramos (4-0, 3 KOs) of San Antonio faces Cesar Martinez (0-6-3) out of Round Rock, Texas in a four round featherweight contest and 24-year-old James Leija Jr. (1-0), son of San Antonio legend Jesse James Leija, taking on 23-year-old L.D. Herbert (0-4) of Houston in a four round junior welterweight showdown.

Rounding out the action is 28-year-old San Angelo, Texas-born Enrique Neira Jr. (3-0) battling 27-year-old Eddie Tigs of San Antonio in a four round super middleweight contest, 23-year-old San Antonio-native Joseph Rodriguez (9-0, 2 KOs) against 30-year-old Californian Jesus Sandoval (5-7-3, 1 KO) in six rounds of super featherweight action, 26-year-old Daniel Baiz (2-0, 2 KOs) of San Antonio facing 30-year-old Laredo, Texas-born Alberto Espinoza (3-7) in a four round junior middleweight scrap and San Antonio’s Ramon Cardenas (1-0) in a four-round super bantamweight bout against Jamie Hernandez (1-3-2) of Killeen, Texas.

A former world champion at 135-pounds, the 28-year-old Vazquez defended his title eight times during his championship reign. After beating Ji-Hoon Kim for his title, he would go on to defend it against the likes of Denis Shafikov, Mercito Gesta, Leonardo Zappavigna and Ammeth Diaz. Fighting out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Vazquez most recently dominated Jerry Belmontes on his way to a victory in March.

Born in the Dominican Republic, but fighting out of Brooklyn, Mendez is coming off of a February stoppage over Daniel Evangelista Jr. The 29-year-old won a world title in 2013 when he knocked out Juan Carlos Salgado in the fourth round. Mendez also owns victories Martin Honorio, Cassius Baloyi and Anthony Napunyi over a career that dates back to 2006.

An undefeated prospect representing Houston, Karl had an excellent amateur career that ended with him ranked third in the nation in the 141-pound division. The 23-year-old has already won four times in 2015 and most recently stopped Malcolm Terry in early September. He is opposed by the 25-year-old Olvera, who was born in Mexico but fights out of Tucson, Arizona.

An Australian fighting out of the U.S. since 2014, Lovett looks to build on the momentum he has gained in 2015 with three knockout victories so far. The 30-year-old’s last triumph came in July when he stopped Jinner Guerrero in the fourth round. Lovett will battle it out with the 29-year-old Echard out of Washington, West Virginia.