Coming up Saturday night in San Antonio, TX, former super bantamweight world champion Rey Vargas gets ready to challenge for the WBC featherweight world title against new champ, unbeaten Mark Magsayo.
And, on Thursday in the final press conference before they are set to square off, the veteran Vargas made clear he’s not afraid to stand and fight Magsayo if needed,
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“I was prepared to fight Gary Russell Jr., but now we’re giving Magsayo a chance. I’m fully capable and ready to go,” Vargas said through an interpreter. “Magsayo says that I haven’t faced anyone like him before, but in reality, he has actually never faced anyone like me.
“Magsayo may want to exchange blows so badly because that may be the only thing he knows how to do. He doesn’t know how to fight otherwise. We will dominate him and take the belt.
“The higher the confidence is of my opponent, the harder the fall is.”
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As we wrote previously, Magsayo believes that he’s going to have to track Vargas down and force him into more of a toe to toe type fight.
And, the man who defeated Russell in January for the biggest win of his career repeated that to the media in San Antonio Thursday,
“I’m not worried about Vargas. I’ve already beat the best in the division, so my confidence is very high heading into this fight,” he said.
“This is a very important fight for me. I already beat Russell, but I just want to keep proving myself. We’re both going to go in there very confident in ourselves and that’s going to make it a great fight.
“I’ve worked on a lot of different things with Freddie Roach to make sure that we’re ready for anything Vargas brings. If he wants to come toe-to-toe like he said, then I’m ready to end this fight with a knockout.
“I guarantee that this is going to be a big night for me. We’re ready to show who the best in the division is.
Now, we’re about to find out what kind of main event we’ll be getting in the Alamo city.