Francisco Vargas “This is what I dreamed of, to fight on HBO”


Francisco+Vargas+Canelo+Alvarez+v+Erislandy+uqmiQ_ANR8hlWith just a month shy of making his HBO debut,      could not be in better spirits. The Mexico City fighter has been making a lot of noise lately with wins over guys like Jerry Belmontes, Abner Cotto and Juan Manuel Lopez. Though he has made appearances on Showtime before, what better than to make one on boxing’s two biggest platforms.

Vargas, who is undefeated in his campaign, is dreaming of a world title shot. His recent resume is surely promising and by the looks of it, his goal could be around the corner. Should he, of course, get past his most recent opponent in Will Tomlinson. The win could catapult Vargas to bigger and better things. Fights against guys like Orlando Salido, Gary Russel Jr, Javier Fortuna and Jose Pedraza could blossom and make for exciting fights. He will be making his HBO Latino debut on March 12th from San Antonio, Texas in a 10 round bout.

“I’m very happy and motivated; this is what I dreamed of, to fight on HBO. This gives me the extra motivation to be prepared and ready to bring a great fight to the fans.”

Vargas was last seen on in Mexico fighting a stay busy fight against Genaro Camargo, who he knocked out in the last round of their 8 round fight. His fight beforehand was the one that many believe is the reason for his star struck. He fought on the undercard of Canelo-Lara against a well-known Puerto Rican fighter, Juan Manuel Lopez, who was coming off a rematch knockout win against Ponce De Leon. With the confidence of the Ponce fight rolling with him into the bout, many believe Lopez would give Vargas a significant fight.

The outcome? Vargas steamrolled through Lopez in just 3 rounds, stopping him in dominant fashion, letting everyone who was watching know, who he was. With his style of fighting and having the Mexican crowd behind his back, Vargas could make for a great champion at 130 pounds. The division right now has Orlando Salido, who is still very exciting to watch; a fight between the two could produce fireworks and be a huge fight for either HBO or Showtime. Another champion in the division is Rances Barthelemy, who is also an intriguing fight for Vargas. Almost every great exciting fighter from his country of Mexico has gone on to win a world title, and Vargas wants to make no exception of it.

“This fight is important for me because it puts me closer to a world title fight, I am preparing to fight at 100% to win this fight.”

His opponent will definitely bring out the bet in him; a fighter from Australia with only one loss to a fighter Vargas beat in Belmontes. Tomlinson is no walk in the park, he comes to fight and is looking for the same glory that Vargas is.