Andy Vences gunning for title shot
WBC Continental Americas super featherweight champion Andy Vences (22-0-1, 12 KOs) will put his title and undefeated record on the line June 8th at the Reno Convention Center in Reno, Nevada against fellow unbeaten fighter Albert Bell.
The bout will be featured on the undercard of a nationally televised ESPN card headlined by the Oscar Valdez and Jason Sosa featherweight title scrap.
Vences holds victories over Casey Ramos, Cesar Valenzuela, Santiago Guevara, Dardan Zenunaj and veteran Frank De Alba. In 2018, Vences draw against contender Erick De Leon was the fourth highest rated bout on ESPN.
Many ringside writers gave Vences the edge, along with former world champion Timothy Bradley.
Vences is looking to make a statement in order to get a world title shot by the end of the year.
Below are Vences’ thoughts on training camp and his upcoming fight.
How has camp been?
Vences: Training camp has been great I’ve been in camp since the beginning of April because I knew I was expected to return to the ring in June. I did my job as a fighter and was active and working hard. Once my fight got announced in early May, I had sparring partners fly in, and even got some sparring this camp at the Top Rank gym in Las Vegas, Nevada on Cinco De Mayo weekend. My coach Angel Cordon and I have a great game plan going into this fight and are very confident. We plan to prevent, control and eliminate anything my opponent does or tries to do.”
What a win against a tough undefeated fighter would mean for his career
Vences: Winning this fight puts me in place for bigger things. My manager and I are pushing for a big fight. After this fight, we are either getting a title eliminator fight or getting a world title shot. That’s all I want to do my next fight. I feel it is time [to fight for a world title] after this fight! My opportunity I feel is getting pushed aside because people in my division know I’m one of the best.”
What can the fans expect?
Vences: Fans can expect a very entertaining fight! I’d say a very competitive fight the first couple rounds as soon as things settle down fans can look forward to Albert getting dropped or knocked out. I don’t see this fight going the distance. Worst-case scenario the fans will get is, Albert Bell running and holding because the power, strength, and counters are too much for him. I know exactly what I need to do and know exactly how everything will play out in my mind.”