Rey Vargas looks to counter Mark Magsayo’s aggression in title fight


Ahead of this weekend’s WBC featherweight title fight where Rey Vargas will challenge Mark Magsayo for the green strap, Vargas talks about preparing for this match and why he thinks he has what it takes to become champion again. world.

“I prepared well for this fight,” Vargas said. “I’m always looking to improve and step into the ring as the best version of myself. The hard work is done, now I’m just focused on what’s going to happen on fight night.

“My goal is to dominate this fight and bring the title back to Mexico. I fight for my Mexican people and my family, and I work hard every day to make them proud.

Vargas would then approach his training camp alongside legendary trainer Nacho Beristain, who he says knows him so well that he will be able to get the most out of him for this fight.

“‘Nacho’ Beristain, as well as my father, have been with me since the beginning of my professional journey,” continued Vargas. “I know Nacho as well as he knows me. I like to say he’s an ‘old man of the sea’ with all his life experience. He knows what kind of fighter I am and I know what kind of coach he is. He knows me perfectly after all these years.

And according to Vargas, there’s no way he’s taking this fight lightly, neglecting his opponent, or overconfident in his abilities – he just knows what he can do and can’t wait to show it in front of the world. .

“I’m not overconfident, but I know how hard I’ve worked and what I’m capable of,” Vargas said. “Magsayo will come out strong with a lot of energy, but we’ll counter that. That’s when we’ll rip his head off.

Of course, Vargas is also looking forward to being supported by legions of Mexican fans that he will only draw more inspiration from.

“Mexico versus the Philippines has always been a great rivalry. It’s a sight guaranteed not to be missed. This fight will not be the exception,” continued Vargas. “Mexican fans are spicy, brash and passionate. They always go out and show their support for their compatriots. They will do it once more and I am very grateful to have their support every time I take on a new challenge.


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