Current rankings @ Super Bantamweight
When is Vargas vs Rigondeaux?
Rey Vargas could face the challenge of Guillermo Rigondeaux in Summer 2022 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
Vargas vs Rigondeaux stats
Rey Vargas would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 35 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Guillermo Rigondeaux would make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Rigondeaux would have a slight advantage in power over Vargas, with a 65% knock out percentage over Vargas' 63%.
Rey Vargas is the younger man by 10 years, at 31 years old.
Vargas has a height advantage of 4 inches over Rigondeaux. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Rey Vargas fights out of the orthodox stance, while Guillermo Rigondeaux is a southpaw.
Vargas is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 10 months later than Rigondeaux, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 64 more professional rounds, 210 to Rigondeaux's 146.
Vargas vs Rigondeaux form
Vargas remains undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight, he won against 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 won against 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 defeated 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 won against Oscar Negrete on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Rigondeaux has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Vincent Astrolabio on 26th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by John Riel Casimero on 14th August 2021 by split decision in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Liborio Solis on 8th February 2020 by split decision in their WBA World Bantamweight championship fight at PPL Center, Pennsylvania.
Before that, he had beat Julio Ceja on 23rd June 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight eliminator fight at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
Hehad won against Giovanni Delgado on 13th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California.
In terms of recent activity, Guillermo Rigondeaux has been fighting more than Rey Vargas.
Rey Vargas last fought 6 months and 18 days ago, while Guillermo Rigondeaux's last outing was 2 months and 28 days ago.
Vargas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
Rigondeaux's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Vargas vs Rigondeaux?
Guillermo Rigondeaux is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Rey Vargas if you fancy the incredible upset.