The mistake came out: Vargas will not fight with Flores – the insider made a mistake


The current WBC featherweight champion (up to 57.2 kg) Mexican Ray Vargas (36-0, 22 KOs) will not fight compatriot Miguel Flores (25-4-1, 12 KOs), as previously reported.

The thing is that insider Mike Coppinger was “a little” mistaken – he mixed up the boxers. February 11 at the arena The Alamodome (San Antonio, Texas, USA) Vargas will still challenge the vacant WBC belt in 59 kg with American O’Shaky Foster (19-2, 11 KOs), as was announced after the organization’s convention.

Coppinger explained his mistake. He says he saw about the duel Vargas vs Flores on Ticketmaster website. The error was fixed – “this link is no longer active.”

PBC earlier posted an on-sale link on Ticketmaster for Vargas vs. Flores but that link is now dead:

— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 27, 2022

The observer confirmed information about the co-main event of the evening: the vacant IBF 63.5 kg belt will be played by Jeremias Ponce (30-0, 20 KOs) from Argentina and Subriel Matias (18-1, 18 KOs) from Puerto Rico.

Interestingly, the upcoming fight is an attempt by Vargas to conquer the third weight category. He won the featherweight title in the summer, he did not defend the belt. In the event of a victory over Foster, he will have to choose at what weight to continue his career, and which belt to give up.