Connect with us

Recapping Vargas Figueroa Chisora Wins

Recapping Vargas Figueroa Chisora Wins
Mark Robinson- Matchroom Boxing UK

Boxing News

Recapping Vargas Figueroa Chisora Wins

Off the weekend, we saw a world title change hands in San Antonio, TX and an English heavyweight get a needed victory. In the two notable cards, Showtime’s PBC tripleheader was headlined by the Mark Magsayo-Rey Vargas featherweight title fight and DAZN’s Matchroom Boxing card headlined by the heavyweight rematch/brawl between Dereck Chisora and Kubrat Pulev.

We broke it all down on the latest “Fight Freaks Unite Recap” podcast as T.J. Rives joined me. You can hear more by clicking play below,

Here’s what we discussed on this episode (in order):

All aspects of Vargas’ entertaining split decision over Magsayo to take his WBC 126-pound title and what might be next for Vargas, who wants fellow PBC fighter Leo Santa Cruz? Also, I weighed in on whether a rematch makes sense with Magsayo or not?

Former junior featherweight titlist Brandon Figueroa’s move up to featherweight coming off his world title loss to score a knockout of Carlos Castro in their WBC title eliminator in another highly entertaining fight. Could he get a title shot against Vargas next?

Lightweight prospect Frank Martin’s strong performance in a 10th-round knockout of Jackson Marinez and where he fits in in a deep weight class?

Errol Spence Jr.’s comments on the Showtime broadcast, in which, he updated where negotiations stand for an undisputed welterweight title fight with Terence Crawford.

Chisora’s decision win over Pulev in their heavyweight “slobber knocker,” after which he called out former titleholder Deontay Wilder. Any chance that could happen? If not, who are the likely fighters that Chisora could be paired with later in 2022?

And, we cover the unfortunate technical draw in the junior middleweight title elimination rematch between Israil Madrimov and Michel Soro. Now what after a second consecutive fight with a messy ending? Should Madrimov just move on to another opponent?

Please give it a listen! Also: rate, review, subscribe and enjoy “Fight Freaks Unite” on the Big Fight Weekend Podcast feed.

Continue Reading

Since 2000, award-winning reporter Dan Rafael has covered boxing full time and been ringside for thousands of fights, first for five years at USA Today and then for 15 years at ESPN, where he wrote and appeared on various television, radio and streaming programs. In 2013, Dan was honored by the Boxing Writers Association of America with the Nat Fleischer award for career excellence in boxing journalism. Dan brings his great insight to the Big Fight Weekend site, podcast and more!

More in Boxing News

To Top