Undefeated champion Rey Vargas is looking for a world title in his third division on Saturday, when he fights American O’Shaquie Foster for the super-featherweight crown. the World Boxing Council.
Vargas chases the 130-pound throne at the Alamodome in San Antonio, the same venue in Texas where he captured the WBC featherweight title last July in a split decision by 12 round unbeaten Filipino Mark Magsayo.
“The Alamodome saw me crowned champion before and they will see it again on Saturday,” Vargas said Thursday. “My biggest goal is to be a part of the three-division championship club.”
Vargas, 36-0 with 22 knockouts, held the WBC super bantamweight title from 2017 to 2019.
“The best way to tell the world about me is to win another world championship,” Vargas said. “I have been a strong world champion for a while and now I will add myself to the same list as the best Mexican fighters of all time.”
Other notable Mexican men and world champions in three weight classes include Julio Cesar Chavez, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera.
Foster, 19-2 with 11 knockouts, has won nine fights to earn his first world title.
“I’m here to spoil the show,” Foster said. “I know he will have the fans on his side but by the end of the night the world will see what I really did.
“It means the world to me.”
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