Rey Vargas-O’Shaquie Foster Tremendous Featherweight Title Combat Ordered By WBC

Posted on 10/04/2022

By: Sean Crose

The crimson sizzling Shakur Stevenson raised a couple of eyebrows some weeks again when he misplaced his WBC tremendous featherweight title on the scales earlier than squaring off with Robson Conceicao.

Underdog Conceicao may have picked up the title himself had he ended up beating Stevenson, however that didn’t occur, as Stevenson simply dominated the struggle. With Stevenson subsequently declaring that he’s transferring as much as light-weight, the WBC needed to arrange a match for it’s tremendous featherweight belt.

And that match has now been ordered, as Rey Vargas and O’Shaquie Foster have been instructed to sq. off for the WBC strap.

“The WBC Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve the petition from present WBC featherweight champion, Rey Vargas from Mexico, to struggle for the vacant tremendous featherweight title towards necessary contender of the division and WBC silver champion O´Shaquie Foster,” the WBC acknowledged on its webpage on Monday.

“The WBC has ordered a free negotiations interval for the Vargas vs Foster struggle. The winner of this struggle can be dedicated to make 2 necessary defenses as per WBC guidelines and rules.”

The group made it some extent to elucidate why Vargas was worthy of getting his petition accepted of.

“Undefeated Vargas was the WBC super-bantamweight from 2017-2019 and made 5 title defenses,” the WBC claimed. “He then moved up in weight and received the featherweight title simply in his final struggle defeating former champion Mark Magsayo.”

As for the 19-2 Foster, he had already lined himself up as the highest contender at tremendous featherweight for the WBC. It might strike many as being unfair if he had not been given the chance to struggle for the belt. In fact, it could possibly be argued issues like equity and guidelines not often have something to do with the game of boxing, so it should be satisfying for Foster to get his shot.

The 36-0 Vargas at present holds the WBC featherweight title since besting Mark Mayago in July. Because the WBC has made clear, he’s additionally been a junior featherweight world champion.

There was discuss of the undefeated Vargas squaring off with Leo Santa Cruz for a featherweight title unification (Santa Cruz is the WBA champ). With that bout apparently not occurring, nonetheless it appears like Vargas will transfer as much as tackle Foster. Ought to he Defeat Foster, Vargas will change into a 3 division world titlist – no small factor.

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