The duel between Rey Vargas and O’Shaquie Foster will rank among the major confrontations of 2023. The Alamodome in San Antonio will host this Super featherweight contest. The WBC junior lightweight title fight on a Saturday night is among the most awaited events. Rey Vargas will face O’Shaquie Foster here, his second appearance in the Alamodome. Vargas, 32, made his professional debut in May 2010. Ignacio Beristain, a renowned boxer, was his trainer. Despite having competed for most of his career at super-bantamweight, he switched to featherweight and defeated Mark Magsayo early on. With 36 victories and an unblemished record, Vargas is a reliable boxer.
The 29-year-old Foster, who is known by his ring name Ice Water, has a 19-win boxing record. He recently had several failures in his professional career. But he has subsequently ascended the ranks. Ten months have passed since his previous bout, and after defeating Muhammad Yaqubov in 2022, he is now aiming for the world championship. In two weight divisions, Rey Vargas is the world champion. Since July 2022, he has held the WBC featherweight championship, and from 2017 to 2020, the WBC super bantamweight championship. The WBC Silver super featherweight championship has been held by O’Shaquie Foster since 2018. Can Vargas defeat Foster using his height, or will Foster be able to gather momentum? We will have to wait and see. Keep reading to learn about BettingPremier’s breakdown of the fight.
Details of Rey Vargas vs. O’Shaquie Foster
Main event: Rey Vargas vs. O’Shaquie Foster
Date: February 11, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST / 2:00 AM GMT (next day) / 7:30 AM IST (next day)
Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Where to watch Rey Vargas vs. O’Shaquie Foster?
The fight will be streamed live on Showtime PPV in the U.S.
Rey Vargas vs. O’Shaquie Foster (Super featherweight)
Mario Barrios vs. Jovanie Santiago (Super lightweight)
Lenier Pero vs. Viktor Vykhryst (Heavyweight)
Daniel Heinen vs. James Wohlschlegel (Light heavyweight)
Height: 5’ 10”
Total Fights: 36
Record: 36-0 (22 Knockouts)
Height: 5’ 8”
Total Fights: 21
Record: 19-2 (11 Knockouts)
Rey Vargas vs. O’Shaquie Foster
A contrast of styles will be there in this battle. Based on their physical details, Foster outweighs Vargas by 130 pounds. Vargas, on the other hand, is nearly 2 inches taller. Foster has a greater reach than Vargas, and he has a benefit in the ape index. Foster likes to stay in and finish off his opponents with powerful counterpunches. He defeated Miguel Roman with a stunning one-two combination in the third round of their battle, and then he proceeded to wear Roman down till the fight was stopped. Without a doubt, Vargas will exploit the advantage of height to keep his rival outside. He has struggled to take head blows in his most recent battles. Foster could attempt to profit from this as he frequently changes his positions. Foster put a lot of effort into his counterpunching to break down Miguel Roman in the third round when they faced off. Foster won a takedown in the 12th round of his last fight against Yaqubov by switching stances. Foster’s odds of winning are limited; therefore, Vargas must be vigilant if he wishes to win his third world championship. There is a significant possibility he could defeat Foster if he can use his stature to overpower Foster. Fans should anticipate this fight on the early schedule of confirmed matches for the year since it will be a great test for both men. Both combatants should receive a fair amount of backing in this competitive bout. In the end, Vargas is likely to prevail by a razor-thin unanimous decision.
The Pick: Vargas via Unanimous Decision.
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