The former Wbc super-Fw champion Francisco Vargas entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 23-1-2 (17 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.5 super featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Vasyl Lomachenko). He won the Wbc super-Fw belt in 2015, against Takashi Miura (The Ring magazine Fight of the Year 2015, Miura vs Vargas) but then he drew with Orlando Salido in 2016 (5-stars fight, Vargas vs Salido) and he has lost to Miguel Berchelt in 2017 (4-stars fight, Vargas vs Berchelt).
His opponent, Stephen Smith, has a record of 25-3-0 (15 knockouts) and he entered as the No.21 in the same weight class. He lost to Jason Sosa last year (=Sosa vs Smith) but he came back to win in 2017 with Karoly Gallovich. Vargas vs Smith is on the undercard of Orlando Salido vs Miguel Roman. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: super featherweight (130 lbs, 59.0 kg)
Vargas’ previous fight: Francisco Vargas vs Miguel Berchelt
Vargas’ next fight: Francisco Vargas vs Rod Salka
Vargas vs Smith full fight video:
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