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Rey Vargas vs O’Shaquie Foster report
Who won Vargas vs Foster?
O’Shaquie Foster beat Rey Vargas by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 11th February 2023 at Alamodome in San Antonio.
The scorecards were announced as 111-117, 109-119, 112-116 in favor of winner O’Shaquie Foster.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBC super featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Mario Barrios was victorious over Jovanie Santiago and Lenier Pero beat Viktor Vykhryst.
Vargas vs Foster stats
Rey Vargas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 36 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
O’Shaquie Foster made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Rey Vargas was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Foster had a height advantage of 1 inch over Vargas. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Rey Vargas & O’Shaquie Foster fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vargas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Foster, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 112 more professional rounds, 234 to Foster's 122.
O’Shaquie Foster was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 130lb division.
Vargas vs Foster form
Rey Vargas had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Leonardo Baez on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tomoki Kameda on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Franklin Manzanilla on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Before that, he had won against Azat Hovhannisyan on 12th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
He had beat Oscar Negrete on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
Foster's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.5 rounds on average.
What time did Vargas vs Foster start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Vargas vs Foster?
The ShowTime show is expected to begin at 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 2:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Vargas vs Foster?
Rey Vargas was a 36/50 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while O’Shaquie Foster made his way into the ring at 25/20 (+130) with oddsmakers.
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