O’Shaquie Foster stuns Rey Vargas for vacant WBC super featherweight title

O’Shaquie Foster reacts after defeating Rey Vargas within the WBC Tremendous Featherweight World Championship at Alamodome on February 11, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. Ronald Cortes/Getty Photographs/AFP

O’Shaquie Foster outboxed beforehand unbeaten two-division champion Rey Vargas on the best way to a unanimous choice Saturday of their combat for the vacant World Boxing Council tremendous featherweight title.

Foster, 29, grabbed his probability in his first world title bout, stretching his profitable streak to 10 in a row and taking his report to 20-2 with 11 knockouts.

“Man, it feels nice,” mentioned the 29-year-old Foster, whose profession was slowed by a four-month spell in jail 5 years in the past. “This journey has been loopy.”

Judges on the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, noticed it clearly for Foster, whose pace and agility left Vargas groping.

Decide Tim Cheatham scored it 117-111, Alejandro Rochin noticed it 119-109 and David Sutherland made it 116-112.

Foster mentioned the victory got here right down to “dedication and onerous work.”

“I’ve acquired a fantastic workforce round me,” he mentioned. “Simply getting away from the distractions, getting myself mentally and bodily proper … now, , I’m on prime. It’s loopy.”

Mexico’s Vargas fell to 36-1 with 22 wins inside the space. The WBC super-bantamweight champion from 2017 to 2019, Vargas had captured the WBC featherweight title final July on the Alamodome with a cut up choice over Filipino Mark Magsayo.

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