“El Bandido” Francisco Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KO’s) continues to get better and steal the dhow each and every time he steps foot in the ring. Last November he did so in the co-main event of Saul Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto when he took on Takashi Miura in a seesaw battle which tested both fighters skills and testicular fortitude which also earned the title fight of the year. Both fighters were hurt badly and often and even touched the canvas. It would eventually be Vargas coming out on top with an impressive victory which is something he will look to do in his upcoming fight.
On June 4th, Vargas will defend for the first time his WBC super featherweight title against veteran and rugged former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (43-13-3, 30 KO’s) on HBO . Many boxing fans and members of the media expect the fight to be an all out war based on the fighters styles but will it end before twelve rounds or will it home the distance? Vargas knows how tough Salido is so he is not ruling out the possibility of going to war for the full twelve rounds.
“I’m ready to fight every round but if the knockout comes, it comes,” Vargas told Elie Sechback. “I will be prepared to go the distance.”
Vargas vs. Salido has can’t miss written all over it and could be a main event fight on its own. Why? You may ask.
“It’s going to be a big fight between two Mexicans that won’t take a step backwards. It will be a very emotional fight.”
Should Vargas be victorious on June 6th, there are countless possibilities for future fights for him including Takashi Uchiyama, Javier Fortuna, Nicholas Walters, Roman Martinez and Javier Pedraza.