Raymond Ford will defend his WBA Continental Americas title against Edward Vazquez on Saturday night. The Footprint in Phoenix, Arizona will be the venue for another appearance for the featherweight prospect.
Ford, 22, will be making the second defense of his championship. In August of last year he defeated Reece Bellotti by three round technical knockout to retain the vacant belt, while in November he made his first defense against Felix Caraballo, whom he also defeated by an eight round technical knockout.
Ford is a native of New Jersey and has been making his way in the tough 126-pound division. Nicknamed “Savage”, he is a fighter with good tools and occasional power who knows how to use his combinations well to overwhelm his opponents.
Vazquez presents himself as a tough challenge this time around. The 26-year-old American of Mexican descent is undefeated in his career. He has fought on several occasions for regional titles of other organizations and plans to use his good boxing to frustrate the champion and take his crown.
Although he is not a puncher, the Texas native has knocked out his last two opponents and comes into a big night with enough confidence to make his name known to the world.
Ford has a record of 10 wins, no losses, 1 draw and 6 knockouts, while Vazquez has 11 wins, 0 losses and 3 knockouts.