By Miguel Rivera
Former world champion Francisco 'Bandido' Vargas has revealed that in addition to taking part in the World Boxing Council super featherweight eliminator against Eduardo 'Rocky' Hernandez, he also has the possibility of go straight for the title of the World Boxing Association against Alberto Machado.
Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KO's) lost the WBC super featherweight title in January 2017 in a bloody battle against Mexico's Miguel 'Alacran' Berchelt, and prior to that he had starred in the best fight of 2016, drawing against Orlando Salido, and also the best of 2015 when knocking out Takashi Miura.
"We are waiting for what they are offering us, what offers are there. I have two interesting fights in my direction, an eliminator with 'Rocky' Hernandez (27-0, 24 KO's) and a title fight with Alberto Machado (20-0, 16 KO's), and with either one it would be a great fight. On the one hand the Mexico-Puerto Rico rivalry and on the other hand a fight between Mexicans. It would be something very attractive, we will wait for what they offer us and we will decide on what is best for us," Vargas revealed to ESPN Deportes.
Although he has a preference for the title fight against Machado, he said there is still a possibility of going with 'Rocky'.
"Fighting for the title is what we all want as fighters, we are going to analyze what they offer us in each fight and we will see what they offer us and we will go in that direction. For now, we are waiting, we want to fight with the best, both are good fighters and with both it would be a great fight," he said.
The Mexican boxer said he will not fight for the remainder of 2018.
"This year has been difficult, I think we returned at the beginning of the year and continued training in Indio, California, with Joel Diaz," said Vargas, who is managed by Ralph Heredia and promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.
Eduardo 'Rocky' Hernandez revealed a few days ago offers from Golden Boy, Ringstar and Matchroom to join their ranks after beating Luis Diaz, last Saturday, in the Mexican capital, while Machado defends the WBA title against Yuandale Evans on the 27th of October in New York, as an HBO televised fight.