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Vasquez Out-Duels Rios in Eight Round War at Harrah’s in Chester, PA

by on Aug.15, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHESTER, PA, August 15, 2011 — This past Friday night, Victor Vasquez showed once again why he is the most exciting boxer in the Philadelphia as he scored an eight round majority decision over Angel Rios that highlighted a card promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions at Harrahs in Chester.

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The fight was a give and take affair for the whole eight rounds as the two exchanged furiously throughout the fight

Vasquez built up a lead by working the body of Rios and getting through with some solid right hands.

Rios got back in the fight by rocking Vasquez several times with tremendous uppercuts. 

The rounds were close and had action for just about all three minutes of each frame and both guys stood toe to toe until the final bell which drew a thunderous applause from the enthusiastic crowd in attendance

When the scores were announced, Vasquez took home the decision by scores of 77-75; 77-75 while a third card read 76-76.

Lightweight Angel Ocasio remained undefeated by scoring a six round unanimous decision over Rasool Shakoor.

It was the first six round bout for Ocasio of Philadelphia and he won by scores of 60-54; 59-55 and 59-55.

Tony Ferrante tuned up for a September 24th state championship fight by dropping William Prieto in round one.  That was enough for Prieto as he didn’t answer the bell for round two and the scheduled four round Light Heavyweight bout was stopped.


8 ROUNDS—LIGHTWEIGHTS—Victor Vasquez (14-5-2) 135 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA M DEC over Angel Rios (9-6) 136 ½ lbs of Bronx, NY…Scores were 77-75; 77-75 and 76-76

6 ROUNDS—LIGHTWEIGHTS—Angel Ocasio (6-0) 132 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA U DEC over Rasool Shakoor (3-9-1) 129 lbs of Jackson, MI…scores were 60-54; 59-55 and 59-55

4 ROUNDS—LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS—Tony Ferrante (12-2, 7 KO’s) 183 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA TKO END OF 1 over William Prieto (5-6) 186 lbs of Lorrain, OH


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