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Vargas retains against Kameda


Vargas retains against Kameda

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Vargas retains against Kameda

Rey Vargas (34-0, 22 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico successfully defended his WBC Super Bantamweight World Title via 12-round unanimous decision against No. 1 Contender and former world champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (36-3, 20 KOs) of Osaka, Japan on Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Califorina.

Vargas won a very tough, grind out battle with all three judges giving him the nod with scores of 117-110.

Afterward, Vargas called for a unification bout with WBA, IBF super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman.

“The idea was to throw a lot of punches and to have a very intelligent fight,” said Rey Vargas after the fight.

“I believe that we made this a very smart fight, an intelligent one. This is a boxer’s style, to fight with precision. I believe that he brought a lot of fans from Japan and that’s why they don’t agree with the decision. He mentioned before that he has all the experience. I knew that Kameda was going to push but again, we did a very, very smart fight.”

“I want to fight Danny Roman. We need to unify titles, why not? I want all three titles. Danny, we are ready. I am ready whenever you want to fight. You know when a Mexican fight another Mexican, it’s a war.”

“First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone,” said Tomoki Kameda.

“I recognize Vargas. I believe that he won the fight tonight and I respect him as a champion. He won. I need to learn and to practice more in order to get another chance to be champion again. I am very grateful for all the Mexican people. I want to be world champion again.”

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