Alberto Machado Eyes Showdown With Francisco Vargas

By Miguel Rivera

Alberto "El Explosivo" Machado (21-0, 17 KOs) returned back home to Puerto Rico, after picking up a sensational win on Saturday night in New York City.

In his second defense of the World Boxing Association (WBA) "regular" super featherweight title, and his fourth bout with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach in his corner, Machado demolished Yuandale Evans (20-2, 14 KO's) in a single round.

It didn't take long for Machado to put Evans down - and then he dropped him two more times for good measure to secure the knockout win.

machado-evans-fight (17)

On his impressive Saturday performance over the Madison Square Garden ring, he said that the six-week camp he had with Freddie Roach in Los Angeles and the help of his handler, Juan de León, led him to identify the necessary adjustments for the fight. 

"I arrived to be with my family and spend Christmas here, because last year we had problems. So this year's celebrations will be doubled. The plan is to rest a week and then get back to work," Machado told Joel Rivera.

"I felt much stronger and much more confident than in other occasions. I felt excited because I knew the preparation I was bringing and I was willing to give everything to win. But the hands came quickly. I was not expecting a knockout like that since I'm a fighter that can finish a fight at any time, and I ended up with this earlier than expected against a fighter who has many notable victories.

Although he said his future plans have been left in the hands of his managers and his promoter, Machado would like a showdown with a top Mexican boxer - and one name that really interests him is former world champion Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas (25-1, 18 KO's).

"Right now I'm not thinking of anyone. But if they gave me a choice, I would choose a fight that has meaning for my career. It could be a Mexico-Puerto Rico showdown," Machado said.

"Right now I think it will be with Vargas, because we have been discussing that for a year and a half, but there is nothing finalized. I will leave that it in the hands of my promoter."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 10-30-2018

[QUOTE=DJrabit;19233728]Yes but Berchelt being with Top Rank see it being a few fights before it gets done. Davis has not fought in forever, is overweight and only fights PBC Bums.[/QUOTE]PBC bums like Jose Pedraza? Who is he fighting next?

Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 10-29-2018

The Kingpin of the division: Gervonta Davis. All are mismatches.

Comment by sammybee on 10-29-2018

Face the winner of Belchelt vs Roman

Comment by Santa_ on 10-29-2018

Great fight! I got Vargas by close but clear decision :boxing:

Comment by Brettcappe on 10-29-2018

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;19233543]I dont see why not as long as there is a date open for them. December is usually a slow month for Boxing.[/QUOTE] Dec. 1 At Los Angeles (Showtime PPV): Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury, 12 rounds, for Wilder's WBC…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Frampton: Warrington is Made For Me - I'll Prove I'm Better Canelo Says His Coach Felt Fielding Was Perfect Foe at 168 Juan Francisco Estrada Year-End Ring Return Ruled Out Pascal Can Take Legacy To A New Level With Win Over Bivol De La Hoya: If I Train For 3 Months - I Can Get in With The Best! Claressa Shields: I'm The Greatest Woman of All-Time! Photos: David Lemieux, Yves Ulysse Presser For Canelo-Fielding Thomas Valdez Shocks Luis Coria With Split Decision Win Chavez Jr. Admits To Abusing Drugs, Alcohol After Martinez Loss Brandon Rios: If Hearn Presents a Title Shot Next - I'm There! Photos: Jean Pascal in Top Form, Grinds For Dmitry Bivol Clash Anvar Yunusov Stops Jose Salinas in Seventh Round Jarrell Miller: If No Joshua - I'd Fight Whyte, Chisora, Allen or Price! Firat Arslan, Sefer Seferi Battle To a Draw: Chudinov Faces Mendy Photos: Matchroom Girls Hit The Kansas Star Arena Photos: Brandon Rios Batters and Stops Ramon Alvarez Hearn: Wilder-Fury Will Be Terrible; Fury Will Get Knocked Out Photos: Jarrell Miller Crushes Bogdan Dinu in The Fourth Spence: Jermell Charlo Beats Hurd, Enters Pound-For-Pound Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Battle To a Split Draw Photos: Claressa Shields Earns More Gold, Easily Beats Rankin Archie Sharp Aims To Land Ryan Garcia, His Female Fans Too Buboy Studying Broner, Getting Pacquiao's Camp Ready Rizin CEO Warns: Nasukawa Will Aim To Knock Mayweather Out! Josh Kelly: Usyk Not Ready For Joshua, Can He Take The Power? Seniesa Estrada Wins Big; Tom Schwarz and Krasniqi Win Too Jarrell Miller Blasts Out Bogdan Dinu in Four Rounds Jarrell Miller vs. Bogdan Dinu - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Claressa Shields Dominates Hannah Rankin, Wins Decision Claressa Shields vs. Hannah Rankin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Brandon Rios Breaks Down, Stops Ramon Alvarez in Ninth Brandon Rios vs. Ramon Alvarez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Fight To a Twelve Round Split Draw Gabe Rosado vs. Luis Arias - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Miller-Dinu Undercard Results From Mulvane, Kansas Kerman Lejarraga Knocks Frankie Gavin Out in Fourth Round Harley Benn Gets Win, Moves To 5-0 In Brentwood Michael Dutchover Takes Out Ruben Tamayo in Three Rounds Liam Taylor Beats Tyrone Nurse, Moves Closer To British Title Cornflake Beats Arnaoutis, Driven To Be 'World-Class-Level Fighter'

Latest Active Forum Threads