The undefeated Wbc champion Francisco Vargas entered this fight with a boxing record of 23-0-1 (17 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 super featherweight in the world. He fought twice last year beating Will Tomlinson (=Vargas vs Tomlinson) and Takashi Miura (The Ring magazine Fight of the Year 2015, Miura vs Vargas).
His opponent, the former world champion in two different weight classes Orlando Salido, has an official record of 43-13-3 (30 knockouts) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class but his last victory occurred in 2014, against Terdsak Kokietgym (4-stars fight, Salido vs Kokietgym). After this bout ‘Siri’ Salido faced Roman Martinez twice in 2015 losing the first fight (=Salido vs Martinez I) and drawing the second one (=Martinez vs Salido II). Vargas vs Salido is valid for the WBC World super featherweight title (Vargas’ first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Division: super featherweight (130 lbs, 59.0 kg)
Title: WBC World super featherweight title
Vargas’ previous fight: Takashi Miura vs Francisco Vargas
Salido’s previous fight: Roman Martinez vs Orlando Salido 2
Vargas’ next fight: Francisco Vargas vs Miguel Berchelt
Salido’s next fight: Orlando Salido vs Aristides Perez
(Alternative free embeddable video hosted on Youtube)