By Francisco Salazar
Super featherweight Francisco Vargas remained unbeaten with a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision over Brandon Bennett last Friday night.
However, the former Mexican Olympian will be sidelined for a period of time due to an injury suffered during the fight.
That is according to his manager Joel De La Hoya, who notified Boxingscene.com earlier this week.
During the fight, Vargas (17-0-1, 13 KOs) suffered a cut due to an accidental clash of heads. However, Vargas was able to overcome the blood that covered his face through most of the fight.
It was also the first time Vargas fought past the fourth round in his professional career.
De La Hoya admitted that Vargas "will be out for a bit because of the head-butt."
While De La Hoya did not give a specific timetable on when Vargas will return to the ring, let alone the gym, he has some opponents in mind.
"I'd like a solid veteran with a good name for his next outing, possibly an (Antonio) Escalante or a Rocky Juarez."
Vargas is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and resides in Mexico City.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper. He could be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter at FSalazarBoxing Tags: Francisco Vargas