The last time Sammy Vasquez (14-0 10 KO) was in the ring he was making his national television debut on Showtime. Mike Tyson was excited to add Vasquez to his stable of fighters and he wasn't disappointed, as Vasquez smashed his undefeated opponent in under a round.
The exciting win got Vasquez another tv date, this time on ESPN2 against Jay Krupp (17-6 8 KO). Krupp doesn't have the best record but he has been in tough and will test the power of Vasquez. Krupp has only been stopped one time in his six losses and that was three years ago. His last bout was a loss to prospect Sadam Ali over eight rounds in September of last year.
Vasquez is keeping up with his busy schedule fighting for the fourth time this year, all knockout wins, and for the 15th time in two years and two months. The partnership with Iron Mike Tyson has payed off immediately as this is his second start on national tv in four months. If Vasquez performs like he did last time he will be on back on tv shortly.
This will be an interesting fight for Vasquez, who is the better man, because Krupp has a good chin. A fighter might change his style a bit when being featured on tv because a boring win can be more harmful than a exciting loss. Vasquez is smart in the ring but it will be interesting to see if he pushes for the knockout or if he hangs back and dominates the fight.
The only way to find out is to tune in to ESPN2 this Friday, June 6, 2014, at 9 p.m.