After surviving a gruesome shot on the jaw and recovering almost immediately, featherweight boxer Edward Vasquez could compete for the strongest chin in boxing.
This freak incident saw Adan Ochoa land a clean overhand right, knocking Vasquez off his feet. What stunned everyone the most was how quickly Vasquez got back to his feet and continued to fight. Perhaps the best part of this fight was that Vasquez won the bout despite suffering a deadly shot to the face. This means Edward Vasquez remains undefeated at 8-0.
The Texas native secured the victory via decision and was more dominant throughout the fight. Vasquez got in close effectively to cut down the distance and outboxed his more experienced opponent. Ochoa suffered his second professional loss in his career. It was disappointing as he lost the chance he had at winning the fight.
Vasquez looked very impressive over the last couple of fights and has what it takes to reach the top of the division. He showed genuine fighting spirit after such a brutal knockdown.
The shot rocked him and disturbed his balance. However, the fact that he could get back to his feet and continue with no issues is remarkable. Also, Adan Ochoa is not a weak opponent. He has knocked out opponents in the past and can deliver a killer blow. However, he could not stop Vasquez from winning despite his best efforts.
The featherweight has witnessed turbulence over the last few months after several of his fights were canceled because of the Coronavirus. Vasquez saw three fights canceled as his opponents tested positive for the virus.
This win will surely propel Vasquez into bigger fights and opportunities. And with a chin and skills that he possesses, he can surely make it to the top.