Next fight of Rey Vargas is not determined yet.
Junior featherweight world titleholder Rey Vargas will defend against Oscar Negrete on Dec. 2 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez told ESPN on Thursday. The fight will serve as the HBO-televised co-feature to junior middleweight titleholder Miguel Cotto’s defense against Sadam Ali in what Cotto says will be his final fight.
In a clash of unbeaten super bantamweights, WBC #1 Rey Vargas (29-0, 22 KOs) scored a twelve round majority decision over WBC #2 Gavin McDonnell (16-1-2, 4 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC 122lb title on Saturday night at the Hull Ice Arena in Hull, England. It was a competitive fight and a game effort by McDonnell, but the much taller Vargas put his size to good use in pulling away to a 117-111, 116-112, 114-114 verdict. McDonnell failed to match twin brother Jamie as a world ruler. Jamie holds the WBA bantamweight crown.