King Vargas ended a drought of more than two years without activity and in his featherweight debut he took a clear unanimous decision victory against Leonardo Baez, who endured all the artillery of the former super bantamweight world champion at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
In one of the main backing suits of the evening they led Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Caleb Plant, King Vargas He appeared in the featherweight division with a resounding triumph with cards of 99-91, 100-90 and 100-90.
After the long period without a fight, King Vargas He returned with all the spirit, wanting to show off and he showed it from the first round that he controlled with the best blows, including uppers and hooks that made Mexicali’s backward.
Higher and with greater reach, Vargas He took advantage of his jab and kept control of the fight at all times against an opponent who was gradually looking more aggressive.
Baez he suffered a cut on his right cheekbone in the third round, although he was able to stay in the fight. Vargas he dominated with a variety of blows, up and down, against a rival who, in addition to being dominated, was not very accurate.
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It seemed that it was a matter of time and decision of King to finish the fight, but he lowered the intensity a bit. The uppers, hooks and the jab hurt Baez in the following rounds, while the Friend I was looking for a power punch that would end the fight.
In the seventh round, King Vargas He returned to what was shown at the beginning, with ambition and desire to knock out. He landed up and down punch combinations that did damage to BaezHe even took time to lower his hands and take several blows from his opponent.
Leonardo Baez withstood all the impacts it threw King Vargas, who remained comfortable, moved around the ring and avoided being punished.
An accidental header in the ninth resulted in a cut to the head of Baez, on the right side, although he was able to continue in the battle. That situation did not seem to matter to the Mexicali, who came out determined to everything in the last episodes, but could do nothing before King Vargas, who had a triumphant return.
A) Yes, King Vargas extended his undefeated to 35-0, with 22 on the fast track, and in 2022 he will surely look for the opportunity to contest the world title of 126 pounds that he holds Gary Russell Jr.