Henry Vasquez (age 18) was a NA boxer with a record of 35 wins, 12 losses, 3 draws. Starting his career on July 1940 at age 18, Henry Vasquez fought 50 times over 3 years as a pro. He started his best winning streak on July 1940 however, this came to an end on March 1942. In this period he won a total of 13 fights.
In July 1940 Vasquez faced Benny Rubano in his debut bout over 4 rounds, but only 3 were needed as Vasquez became the quickest person ever to stop Rubano via a 3 round KO victory. Continuing on from his debut, Vasquez had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 25 fights including 13 times in 1940 and 12 times in 1941 against fighters such as Bernie Manhoff, Dom Burrone and Dominick Fiantini.
Pushing his career further, Vasquez fought Bernie Manhoff on January 28th, 1941 adding to his winning record. Vasquez's fight against Bernie Manhoff came in the 4th round of a 6 round fight via KO. Vasquez became the first person to stop Manhoff.
Vasquez lost to Frankie Archie in his next fight. Taking place on April 8th, 1941, Vasquez's career record after this fight stood at 13-1-2. Vasquez faced the first defeat of his career against Frankie Archie in the 5th round of a 6 round fight via TKO.
Pushing his career further, Vasquez fought Joey Stack on July 18th, 1941 adding to his winning record. The win against Stack came in the 3rd round of a 6 round fight via KO. Vasquez was the 2nd person to stop Stack. Fights against boxers including Frank Zezima, Kelly Jessup and Lefty Lachance followed where he won 11 fights taking his winning streak to 26 wins.
On April 13th, 1942, Vasquez took on and was defeated by Tommy Jessup meaning his career tally went to 26-5-3. Vasquez was beaten by Tommy Jessup in the 4th round. Vasquez had only ever been stopped 2 times previously in his career.
Vasquez went into his next fight against Juan Zurita on May 21st, 1943 with a career record of 35-11-3. Vasquez boxing ability was put under heavy scrutiny in the Zurita fight, a test too far for Vasquez as he lost via UD in a judges decision over the 10 round distance.
Vasquez's next defeat of his career came against Sal Bartolo on August 2nd, 1943. Showing he is not at the level he once was, Vasquez took a decision loss to end his 50 fight career. The fight ended in a UD loss for Vasquez.