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Damien Vasquez working with brother Israel in Las Vegas ahead of his 4th pro bout

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Coverage from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas and flyweight prospect Damien Vasquez (3-0, 2 KO’s) works ahead of his upcoming 4th pro fight down in Mexico.

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Israel Vazquez says the Tim Bradley rematch is a double-edged sword for Manny Pacquiao

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with former two-time junior featherweight champion Israel Vazquez about the upcoming rematch between Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, set for the MGM Grand on April 12, 2014.

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Former champion Israel Vazquez and younger brother Damian speak ahead of ‘Sugar’s’ pro debut in Cancun

Israel Vazquez, right, helping younger brother Damian inside of the Magnifico Boxing Gym in Huntington Park, Calif. (Photo: Cindy Gonzales)

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By Chris Robinson

This Saturday night in Cancun, Mexico, Golden Boy Promotions will stage a show headlined by a junior lightweight title clash between WBC champion Takashi Miura and streaking contender Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson.

On the undercard, 16-year old Damian “Sugar” Vasquez will be making his professional debut when he squares off with Miguel Meneses.

A little of a year ago, Vasquez began creating some buzz around the Las Vegas gym scene after some brisk sparring sessions with some seasoned pros.

Vasquez was then training under the tutelage of Floyd Mayweather Sr., who heaped great praise upon him, but he now finds himself working with his older brother Israel, a former junior featherweight champion known best to fight fans for his memorable wars with Rafael Marquez.

Working out of his personal facility, the Magnifico Boxing Gym in Huntington Park, Calif., Israel was able to see first-hand the kind of attributes that his brother brings to the table.

“The way I see things, it’s very, very rare that a 16-year old has the potential to do the things he’s doing now,” Israel stated. “Dominating sparring partners at the age of 25, 26. That’s what makes him a very special young man and special fighter. I know that he’s going to be able to make his debut in devastating fashion.”

Former champ Israel Vazquez disappointed not to see Nonito Donaire vs. Abner Mares happen

Chris Robinson catches up with former super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez, as he reflects on his memorable wards with Rafael Marquez while speaking on the future of boxing. Vazquez notes that he is disappointed that fans won’t be seeing Nonito Donaire vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux anytime soon…

Photos: Behind the scenes with Brandon Rios, Mikey and Robert Garcia, Leo Santa Cruz, Israel Vazquez, and others in Southgate, California

By Chris Robinson

On Sunday, Feb. 24, former lightweight champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios hosted fans for a personal “meet and greet” at the Magnifico Boxing Gym in Southgate, California for a Momentum 4 Life charity event

Notables in the building included former champions Steven Luevano and Israel Vazquez, WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia, IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, Two-time trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, and former WBO female bantamweight champion Kaliesha West.

Rios faces Mike Alvarado on March 31st inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in a rematch to one of 2012’s best action fights that saw Brandon emerge with a 7th round TKO.

Photo credits: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com