|Behind the scenes|
- "Jack Sparrow...Still alive, I see. I guess if you want something done, you have to do it yourself. Please don't bleed all over my clothes."
"I make no promises, mate."
- ―Vasquez and Jack Sparrow.
Ever since Vasquez first set his foot in Port Royal, he demanded payment from the barkeeper Hanrahan for what he called "protection".
During his attempt to gather the Pirate Lords, Captain Jack Sparrow questioned Vasquez as to the time of Capitaine Chevalle's hanging at Fort Charles. Vasquez arranged a rendezvous at a bar, though Jack arrived to find the pirate's first mate and crew beating the barkeeper Hanrahan. It turned out to be a trap, and they attacked Jack, but were defeated by him.
Jack later discovered Vasquez beating John Brown in his smithy. Jack engaged Vasquez in a duel, but was eventually knocked out with the hilt of Jack's cutlass. Their duel took them all around the smithy, including the roof, off of which Jack knocked Vasquez. The fight ended with Vasquez knocked out.