Dec 8, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Mercito Gesta (Orange/Black trunks) boxes Miguel Angel Vazquez (Black/Gold trunks) box during their IBF World Lightweight Title bout at the MGM Grand Arena. Miguel Angel Vazquez won via unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Miguel Vazquez defends tile

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana undercard, Sept. 13, is finalized and it has some good fights, including an IBF lightweight title fight between champion Miguel Vazquez and challenger Mickey Bey.

Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs) is known for his defensive, running style. Although it’s helped him win fights, his bouts and lack of recently knockout wins – his last KO victory was in 2008 – it hasn’t quite caught the eyes of television networks. His recent association with adviser Al Haymon has helped grow his presence.

Vazquez said he looks forward to fighting at MGM Grand.

“It’s time to get to business and get in the best shape ever so I’m ready to put on a show. I respect Mickey Bey, but I plan on winning convincingly to show that I’m one of the best in the lightweight division.”

Bey (20-1-1, 10 KOs), has back-to-back wins, including a third-round TKO over Carlos Cardenas. This will be the second time he is fighting for a championship – the last time he fought for a world belt was in 2013 when he lost to John Molina Jr via knockout in the final seconds of the fight.

This is another opportunity for Bey to capture a world championship. He’s no stranger to facing veterans though if he wants to take the title from Vazquez, he’s going to have to stick with him and get in some shots before he runs.

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Tags: Boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mickey Bey Miguel Vazquez

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