Reigning WBC bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire is set to face Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. of Puerto Rico in San Antonio, Texas on February 4.
Donaire is fresh from his victory over Omar Narvaez of Argentina last October 22 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, retaining his WBC and WBO bantamweight belts.
The Donaire vs. Vasquez fight will be in the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Vanes Martirosyan main event at the Alamodome.
According to ESPN's DanRafael, Donaire is leaving the bantamweight division to face Vazquez for the vacant featherweight title.
Vasquez is the son of of former world champion Wilfredo Vázquez. Vázquez debuted as a professional in 2006, against Octavious Davis in a fight that he won by knockout
The Puerto Rican slugger made a name for himself after he defeated Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines to win the WBO super bantamweight title in February last year.
Later in May, Vazquez lost to Mexico's Jorge Arce via knockout in the 12th round. Arce has since vacated the title and moved down to bantamweight.
The weekend boxing event is being staged by Top Rank Promotions with TV coverage by HBO Sports.
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