World champion in multiple weight divisions who transitioned into announcing the matches after retirement.
He started practicing boxing weeks after his father's death.
He became the first boxer to have a marathon named after him: the 'Maratón Wilfredo Vázquez,' started in 1988 in Bayamón.
He trained both his pro boxer sons, Wilfredo, Jr. and Israel.
After winning his third WBA weight division, he expected to win "Boxer of the Year" in 1996, but the honor went to Evander Holyfield.