Vasquez Jr. 'Double Duty III' card set
The card is set for Saturday's Double Duty III boxing show at Court Time Sports Complex in Elizabeth Township, featuring Monessen native Sammy Vasquez Jr.
Vasquez Jr. (7-0, 5 KOs) will be the feature bout in the eight-fight card that includes five professional and three amateur bouts.
Vasquez Jr. will fight Hector Orozco (7-12), of Hopkins, Minn., in the six-round main event.
Also scheduled to fight is Andreas Kamouyerou of Pittsburgh against Anthony Kelly of Toledo in a four-rounder; Martez Williamson of Ohio against Sean Conway of Pittsburgh in a four-rounder; Cian Dalton of Pittsburgh against Rick Pressley of Ohio in a four-rounder; and Jeff Spencer (3-0, 1 KOs) of Colorado vs. Tim Hall (7-13, 4 KOs) of Georgia in a six-round super middleweight bout.
The show is being promoted by Team Vasquez, which is run by Sam Vasquez Sr.
Vasquez Sr. said he is excited about the card that has been put together, noting that Kamouyerou is an excellent up-and-coming pro.
“Andreas is going to be a good one,” Vasquez Sr. said. “He and Sammy have been staying and training at Buzz Garnic's facility in Coal Center. We can't say enough about what Buzz and his people have done for us.”
The three amateur fights will feature Aaron Koontz of Donora, who fights out of Rimsek's Gym in Donora, along with Matt Conway, John Lasdasky III and Ed Boehler, all from the South Park Gym.
In Vasquez Jr.'s last fight, he scored a second-round technical knockout of Leandro Albornoz in Las Vegas March 2.
That fight was in front of representatives of Golden Boy Promotions, run by Oscar De La Hoya.
Vasquez Sr. said representatives of Golden Boy will be in attendance Saturday and he expects a contract offer for his son shortly.
“They have told us that they want Sammy and that the offer is coming,” Vasquez Sr. said. “(Golden Boy) has a lot on their table right now. I understand that.”
Vasquez Sr. said that the sellout crowd of Vasquez Jr. supporters should impress Golden Boy.
“I told them (Vasquez Jr.) needs to fight in Pittsburgh once in a while because of his following,” Vasquez Sr. said. “Saturday they will see what I mean.”
Vasquez Sr. said even though ticket sales are brisk, there will be some ducats available at the door at Court Time Saturday.
“Tickets are going really well,” Vasquez Sr. said. “There are a few left and there should be some available at the door the night of the fight.”
The first fight is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.