Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Munguia Snatches Vargas' '0' With Dominant Decision Win

By Jake Donovan

Pablo Munguia proudly defended his home turf while snatching the "0" of a visiting prospect in the process.

The fleshy welterweight brawled his way to a unanimous decision win over previously unbeaten Samuel Vargas over ten rounds Saturday evening in Mexico City.

Scores weren't formally announced at fight's end, but Munguia's dominance was evidence early and throughout the contest.

Vargas looked the part of a promising prospect, unbeaten, lean and with solid fundamentals. Born in Colombia but fighting out of Canada since turning pro in 2010, Vargas found himself in Mexico for his second straight contest. His previous road trip offered a far more favorable result, a 7th round knockout of Cruz Flores just 11 weeks ago.

Munguia provided a different kind of challenge altogether, the worst kind for any prospect on the rise who hasn't yet been matched tough.

The Mexico City native is a walking definition of how looks can be deceiving. His physical presence - from his uniquely groomed mustache to the rolls of chicho hanging over his trunks - boasts all the intimidation of an out-of-work porn actor.  

All of that changes the moment the opening bell rings. That was a lesson Vargas quickly learned, as he immediately found himself dragged into deep waters. Munguia didn't quite drown his younger foe, but certainly struck fear into his fighting heart. The tempo of the bout remained steady throughout, with Munguia on the attack and Vargas desperately trying to turn a fight into a boxing match.

By the time Vargas was able to settle in and actually have his say in any given exchange, the fight was well decided in the eyes of the judges. It was clear that Vargas was never going to turn the tide; the best he could do was plant his feet and trade, hoping to land enough shots to earn Munguia's respect.

Perhaps that much was achieved; a hearty embrace was displayed between the two fighters at fight's end, with both respectful of the effort put forth by other.

Of course, it was easy for Munguia to be cordial at the end of the 10th and final round. There was little doubt that the house favorite wasn't leaving the ring with his second straight win. The in-ring announcement made it official, as he improves to 18-4 (11KO).

Vargas falls for the first time as a pro, his record dropping to 15-1-1 (8KO).

UNDERCARD

It wasn't exactly a road trip to remember for Canada's Tyler Asselstine, though the featherweight managed to persevere in the evening's co-feature, taking a technical decision over local featherweight Luis Montana.

The bout was cut short after just five full rounds of action, with Asselstine (14-1, 7KO) claiming victory by scores of 49-46 (twice) and 48-47. Montana (6-2, 4KO) suffers his first loss since his second pro fight, snapping a five fight win streak.

Both bouts aired on Cadena Tres in Mexico, and streamed online live on WBCBoxing.tv.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JakeNDaBox on 12-23-2013

[QUOTE=Trudoe;14062062]Bahaha did you really just say the man looks like "an out-or-work **** actor"[/QUOTE] I did, indeed

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-23-2013

so how do we know he won if the scores weren't announced???...a lot of the places in MX use pencils w/erasers...

Comment by Trudoe the.. on 12-23-2013

Bahaha did you really just say the man looks like "an out-or-work **** actor"

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Lyon Woodstock Captures WBO Euro, Tommy Langford Wins Pedro Guevara Aims For a KO Against Shiro To Regain WBC Title Acelino Freitas Set To Return, Faces Martinez in November Josh Warrington vs. Dennis Ceylan - LIVE Results From Leeds Photos: Hassan N'Dam, Ryota Murata Ready For Rematch Battle Demetrius Andrade's Promoter Details Many Options at 160 Ryan Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov: Pre-Unification Report Card Arum: Murata Will Be On Pound-For-Pound Lists By End of 2018 Schaefer Says Ringstar is Ahead of The Golden Boy Curve in Year 1 Anthony Joshua: 'Desperate' Wilder Needs Our Fight More Than Me Photos: Heather Hardy Stopped in a Bloodbath on Bellator Card Photos: Joe Joyce, Michael Page Debut - Stop Opponents To Win Ricky Hatton Believes Burnett vs. Zhakiyanov is 50-50 Fight James Metcalf: After Damon Jones, I'm Ready For Anyone Coldwell Explains: Amir Khan's Career is Going Down The Toilet! Hatton Says Claims of Wild Lifestyle During Career Were Overblown Jermell Charlo: I Want Any Champion Next - Canelo, Golovkin Too Isaac Zarate, Christian Esquivel Ends in Technical Draw Sakio Bika, Tim Tszyu Pumped For Their Bouts in Sydney Miguel Montano Gets Revenge, Decisions Carlos Ruiz Over Ten Is Thurman The Forgotten Man On The Pound For Pound List? Joshua: I'll Fight Wilder Next Year, But Might Not Happen Next Heather Hardy a Bloody Mess, Gets Stopped in MMA Bout Photo: Karim Mayfield vs. Miguel Dumas - Official Weights David Haye Wants Joe Joyce vs. Sam Sexton For British Title Next Kautondokwa Headlines Card in Windhoek, Namibia Jaron Ennis, Adam Daranyi Pick Up Knockout Wins in Virginia Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali Lands on BoxNation Joshua: Wilder Needs to Stop Crying, Feeling Sorry for Himself Toka Kahn-Clary Stops David Berna in Two Rounds Photos: Gassiev, Wlodarczyk - On Weight, Ready For WBSS Battle Joe Joyce Makes Pro Debut, Stops Ian Lewison in Eight Round Luis Ortiz Suspended By WBA, No Longer Mandatory To Joshua Photos: Corrales Very Overweight: Machado, Andrade, Fox Ready Photos: Pedro Campa vs. Carlos Jimenez - Official Weights Golovkin's Coach To Charlo: You KO'd a Cripple, Wait Your Turn! Photos: Braekhus Prepared For Lauren Kiss Attempt at Weigh-In Isaac Zarate Will Aim To Impress Against Christian Esquivel Rob Brant: I'm Confident I'll Win Entire World Boxing Super Series Barrett: When I get in the ring I turn from a goldfish into a shark!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement