Undefeated welterweight Sammy Vasquez (20-0, 14 knockouts) and his Saturday night co-main event opponent Aron Martinez of Los Angeles are linked by their desire to win a boxing title one day.
But Vasquez's cause is something more.
"Mine is for America," Vasquez said.
Not only does the Pennsylvania fighter want to discuss his upcoming Fox-televised fight at Staples Center, he feels compelled to open the conversation with a discussion of military service.
Vasquez was 17 when he committed to the idea of joining the Army after being shaken by 9/11 as a younger boy.
He served two duties in Iraq, a 2005-06 stint in which...