|NICKNAME:||The Who Can Mexican|
|BIRTHPLACE:||Monessen, Pennsylvania, USA|
|RECORD:||16-0-0, 12 KOs|
Sammy Vasquez started boxing at age 9 at the (Ryan) Rimsek Gym at Donora, PA in 1997. He had over 200 amateur fights. Some of the top opponents were Julian Williams (beat 2x PA GG), split with Javonte Starks, now 6-0, from MN, lost to NY Steve Martinez, now 13-1, and Oscar Molina who was on the Mexican Olympic team and now 5-0. At the Olympic trials he lost to Amir Imam now 9-0 and Olympian Errol Spence now 4-0. He became Olympic alternate but instead of going to UK he decided he didn’t want to extend his orders again and was fine with starting his professional career.
“My coach when home is Bob Healy who is like another dad to me. When I am in Colorado Springs coach Charles Leverette trains me,” said Vasquez. He spends a good bit of his time in Colorado with his fiancee DelRae Hoyt of Calhan, Colorado who is expecting their daughter in September. “She is a great mom, cook and independent in having a job. Her daughters Natalee (5) and Bailee (3) are like my own,” said Vasquez. As a kid he attended St. Sebastians church and got away from the church until meeting Del Rae who told him “I take my daughters to church on Sunday (at Rocky Mount Calvary)”. He has since joined them in going to church. “I found my way back to God,” said Vasquez.
In turning professional in April of 2012 Vasquez won 2 fights that month in PA and WV. Then in June and July he added another pair of wins. In August he scored his second straight first round stoppage in a row. He ended the year in November with a third in a row stopping George Sosa, then 6-1, in 2:27.
In August 2014, after a thrilling TKO victory of James Stevenson, Sammy brought his record to 16-0, giving the Monessen native the vacant USBA welterweight title. Sammy’s next matchup is Alberto Mosquera (21-1) on November 14, 2014 in Pittsburgh, a fight that will test Sammy on his rise to the top of boxing!
June 6, 2014
Monessen native Sammy Vasquez headlining first-ever boxing event at Consol Energy Center
Sammy Vasquez Believes He Can Become the Next Big Boxing Star Out of Pittsburgh
|Win||21-0-0||James Stevenson||8/8/14||TKO||9-10||Vacant USBA Welterweight title|
|Win||11-0-0||Juan Rodriguez Jr||4/18/14||TKO||1-8|
|Win||6-3-0||Larry Darnell Ventus||8/3/13||TKO||3-6|
|Win||16-2-1||Leandro Damian Albornoz||3/2/13||TKO||2-6|