there was no glory for King Vargas, who dreamed of becoming a three-time world champion at the expense of O’Shaquie Foster Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The previously undefeated boxer and world champion in two divisions seeksHe was going to emulate the success of his compatriot “Vaquero” Navarrete, who last week lifted his third world title in different categories, however, it failed.
“Ice Water” Foster was too much of a piece for the Mexican and he managed to cool him down during the fight, taking the contest by unanimous decision of the judges, with scores of 116-112, 117-111 and 119-109, something that bothered the Mexican boxer. who visibly upset stated at the end of the function I did not agree with the result.
“It didn’t seem like a fair decision.But you have to respect the judges. It seemed like a much closer fight than what the cards reflected“, he explained.
The Aztec tried to justify his defeat with the change in category and with his rival’s fighting style, something else that he did not like and that he was unable to counteract.
“I said it from the beginning, maybe the extra weight was a factor, but in boxing one can also use the legs to be tactical or to run. foster used them for running and he ran all night“he added.
In this way, Rey Vargas, who left his record at 37 wins (22 by knockout) and 1 loss, lost the super featherweight division title, but still retains the World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight title.
“I want to thank everyone who came out to cheer me on. I didn’t win at super featherweight, but I’m still the defending champion at 126 pounds,” he concluded.
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