The Mexican Rey Vargas will expose his undefeated record this Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, when he challenges the American O’Shaquie Foster, for the World Boxing Council super featherweight title.
Vargas, with 36 victories in the same number of fights, 22 by knockout, will seek to become world championl in three weight categories against an opponent with good defense, skillful movements, with 19 wins, 11 before the limit and a couple of losses.
“Foster has worked hard, but I am the toughest opponent of his career and he won’t be able to beat me; the list of champions in three divisions is short and I want to be a part of it,” said the 32-year-old, formerly a super bantamweight and featherweight champion.
On July 9, Vargas recovered from difficult moments to defeat Filipino Mark Magsayo by split decision. at the Alamodome, where he seized the WBC featherweight reign.
Now he returns to the same stage with a couple of kilos more weight, confident of conquering the vacant belt of the super featherweights, left by the American Shakur Stevenson.
Fast, with good technique and a punch, at the age of 32 Vargas is going through a good period in a sporting manner, to which is added the motivation to obtain the belt in a third category, which only 10 other Mexicans have done, headed by Julio César Chávez and Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
Foster has nine fights won in a row; he completed a good preparation camp and will be a difficult opponent for the Mexican.
“Vargas will be one more on my list; in each fight I show a different style and in this fight I will bring all the tricks. I’m here to stay,” said the 29-year-old American.
The evening at the Alamodome comes after two good performances by Mexicans in fights for world titles.
On February 3, Emanuel Navarrete defeated Australian Liam Wilson by knockout and won the World Boxing Organization super featherweight title. her third belt in a different division, and a day later Erika Cruz put on a great show before losing to Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano in a featherweight title unification bout.
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