Samuel Vargas To Defend His Canadian Welterweight Title Against Steve Claggett In September?


Western Canadian trainer and promoter Eric de Guzman of the Teofista gym in Calgary is pushing for one of his prized pupils Steve “The Dragon” Calggett (16-2-1, 11 KO’s) to take on Colombian born Sam Vargas (14-0-1, 7 KO’s) out of Mississauga, Ontario this September; in a fight that would pit two all action fighters against each other and produce fireworks for Vargas’ Canadian welterweight title.

Vargas won the championship in February of 2012 by a first round KO over Manolis Platis and has not defended the title since.

Claggett last fought on May 31st in Edmonton defeating Paul Bzdel by a third round TKO. He was scheduled to headline a card in his hometown of Calgary but the event was called off when the city was hit by massive flooding which left many without a home.

“I think it’s one of the best action fights that can be made in Canadian boxing. I am really pushing for this fight and I spoke to my fighter and he said let’s do it. We believe Claggett is the better fighter and we want this title shot to prove where we stand. Let’s get it on in Edmonton on TV in September and finally give Vargas a chance to defend that Canadian welterweight title he won over a year and a half ago. These guys are both warriors in every sense of the word and the real winner here will be Canadian fight fans,” said Calggett’s trainer Eric de Guzman.

With the caliber of the fight at hand, the victor is slated to move from national status to worldwide prospect.