In latest boxing news update, World featherweight champion Mark Magsayo’s most memorable title protection against undefeated Mexican Rey Vargas has authoritatively been reported to happen on July 9.
Head Boxing Champions has proactively reported the presale of tickets for the title session at the Alamodome in Texas.
Showtime Boxing said the battle would be included as a headliner in the interim.
The Tagbilaran City, the Bohol local, is supposed to have his hands full against Vargas, a previous WBC super-bantamweight champion.
The Mexican is undefeated at 35-0 with 22 knockouts, while Magsayo holds a record of 24 successes, including 16 knockouts.
Magsayo (24-0, 16 KO) stunned Gary Russell Jr. for the title in January. He got an open door because Vargas (35-0, 22 KO) chose to take a check facing Leonardo Baez instead of bouncing solidly into a bid for featherweight gold. Vargas is a long way from a triumph lap; the 31-year-old partook in an extensive, generally predominant rule at 122 that saw him beat strong enemies like Ronny Rios, Azat Hovhannisyan, and Tomoki Kameda.
Whether he can be power at 126, yet he’s a genuine challenger. If Magsayo can beat him conclusively, you can scratch that reference mark from his “titleholder” status.
No word yet regarding the undercard, yet you’ll be aware when we do.