Emiliano Vargas Has the Potential to Become a Future Boxing Champion

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Emiliano Vargas Has the Potential to Become a Future Boxing Champion

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Emiliano Vargas Has the Potential to Become a Future Boxing Champion

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On Saturday, November 12 the Zhanibek Alimkhanuly vs. Denzel Bentley fight card that took place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada saw plenty of great bouts. One of those fights included a boxing star on the rise, who has the potential to become a future champion in the lightweight division. 

Emiliano Vargas has only fought in two fights so far in his career, but he has dominated in both. The first professional fight for Vargas came earlier this year on May 14 against Mark Salgado as an undercard for Sergey Kovalev vs. Tervel Pulev. The fight was presented by Triller, and Vargas made the most of his debut. His bout against Salgado was scheduled for four rounds, it didn’t even make it out of the first as the fight lasted two minutes before Vargas secured the TKO. 

As soon as the bell rang, Vargas came out firing against Salgado, connecting on a vicious left hook that dropped Salgado. While Salgado got back up, the damage had already been done within the first 50 seconds. Salgado got some strikes in, but Vargas would use a slip to set up his left hook again to stun Salgado. He then followed it up with a beautiful 1-2-1 combo that led to the ref having to stop the fight.

To come out and dominate in his first fight should be no surprise, especially with the boxing legacy he has grown up with. His trainer and father is former world champion Fernando Vargas. Emiliano Vargas came out in his debut looking like an experienced fighter. Before this fight against Salgado, Vargas had 120 amateur fights, winning 110 of them. When it came to sparring, he has gone up against the likes of Jorge Linares, Jamel Herring, and Shakur Stevenson. 

The talent Vargas displayed in his debut didn’t go unnoticed. In October, he would sign a multi-year deal with Top Rank. With this signage, his first fight under Top Rank would be on the Alimkhanuly vs. Bentley card against Julio Martinez. And did he ever make a great first impression as a Top Rank boxer.

It was another four round bout that didn’t end up lasting all four rounds. In the first round, Vargas set up his jab and got a feel for how Martinez was going to approach this fight. In round two, when Martinez continued to try to bring the fight to Vargas, he knew how to capitalize. Martinez landed a few strikes to start, but Vargas took the shots to set up his vintage left hook to the body. The body shot allowed Vargas to follow it with a hook to the chin to drop Martinez, knocking him out only 47 seconds into the round. 

At just 18 years old, Vargas is a young star on the rise in the sport of boxing and has massive one-punch power combined with great technique already. As he continues to dominate, don’t be surprised when you see Vargas holding up a belt in the near future.  

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