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Boxing: Rey Vargas is the new WBC featherweight champion after defeating the Filipino Magsayo

Rhey Vargas is the new featherweight champion of the World Boxing Council, by defeating the Filipino Mark Magsayo by split decision, at the Alamodo


Rhey Vargas is the new featherweight champion of the World Boxing Council, by defeating the Filipino Mark Magsayo by split decision, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The Mexican boxer came out with his hand raised, by taking two of the three cards, with 115-112, while the third judge gave a 113-114 against.

Vargas made a good presentation in the first half of the fight, in which he dominated and imposed his boxing. However, Magsayo was better in the second part of the confrontation, landing better punches, even causing a protection count for the Aztec in round 9.

The lawsuit was entertaining and with a constant exchange that led to the divided decision, since the same Vargas He had his good moments, as the Filipino had his.

Despite the problems, Vargas had a very good round 11, in which He dropped the gloves again to find his adversary. With this victory, the native of Otumba, State of Mexico, adds 36 wins, with 22 KO’s, while for the Filipino this is his first professional loss, with 24 wins and 16 knockouts.

The idea of ​​Rey Vargas Its the unify the sceptres, with Leo Santacruz (WBA), Emmanuel Navarrete (WBO) and the British Josh Warrington (IBF).

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