Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez undercard when he defeated Mercito Gesta
on points to retain his belt. He made his professional debut in 2006 losing a split decision to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who is the current WBC light-middleweight champion and one of the best fighters P4P; there have been easier debuts!
He re–matched the Red Haired Mexican hero in 2008 again losing on points over ten rounds in a non title fight. Vasquez’s only other defeat was a points loss to reigning WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley in 2007. He claimed the vacant IBF title in August 2010 by outpointing Ji-Hoon Kim and has defended the belt 5 times
At today’s press conference to announce the bumper bill, Burns’ said it was his dream to unify the title’s and he’s excited to finally get this opportunity.
“This is a dream come true for me. Any boxer would be happy winning two world titles at two weights and retire, but for me I want to continue winning more world titles, unifying them and stepping up the weight divisions. said Burns “Vazquez is a top fighter and one that I’ve been after a long time so I’m over the moon that it’s happening.” he added