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Vazquez healed, happy to box again

Updated: June 2, 2009, 1:52 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Even when Israel Vazquez was at his lowest point after suffering a third detached retina in a year at the end of 2008, he never gave up on his hope that one day he would be fit to return to boxing.

"I never really lost focus or hope. I was always confident," Vazquez said. "But I am human, too, and there were times I got down. So it wasn't easy. But now I am just waiting to come back into the ring and do my boxing business in a few months."

After three surgeries ...

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