Vargas goes to conquer the third weight division – WBC decision


The conqueror of two weight divisions Mexican Ray Vargas (36-0, 22 KOs) decided to try to become a champion in the third category and has even received unanimous support from the WBC.

The organization voted to allow featherweight champion Vargas to rise above and challenge the vacant title in a fight with American O’Shaky Foster (19-2, 11 KOs), who won his right earlier in the eliminator.

Vargas did not plan to go up in weight – he wanted to unify with compatriot Leo Santa Cruz, the owner of the WBA Super belt, but he was still forced to give first a fight to the WBA World champion Briton Lee Wood.

Vargas decided not to wait for the result of the Santa Cruz vs Wood fight and asked the WBC for permission to fight for the vacant title in a higher division – the previously unified world champion American Shakur Stevenson did not invest in the weight limit before the fight with the Brazilian Robson Conceição, after which he was forced to announce the transition to lightweight .

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Vargas was the WBC super bantamweight champion from 2017 to 2019, but lost the belt without a fight due to an injury (a broken leg) and suffered covid did not enter the ring for almost 30 months.

In July, the Mexican took the WBC featherweight belt from Filipino Mark Magsio. It is possible that he will soon get the opportunity to fight again for this title – if Vargas releases the 57.2 kg belt, then he will apparently be played by the ex-world champions Magsio and the American Brandon Figueroa, as they occupy the 2nd and 1st, respectively. th position in the September ranking of the organization. However, it is better to wait for the updated rating.

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