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Francisco Vargas Would Embrace Direct Crack at Machado

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.

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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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PrBoxing88 on 10-19-2018

I think Machado will hurt Vargas at this point.

Comment by Pakutu93 on 10-19-2018

This Vargas is a PED cheat!!! Got caught and everybody is cool with it!!! Not me this is a weakling who needs drugs to make him strong like the other weaklings Salido Nery Pednelo Marquez Beltran Chavez Jr **** I…

Comment by sammybee on 10-19-2018

Vargas vs Machado will be a war.

Comment by Mikedadon on 10-19-2018

I like that fight Alberto machado is nice with his hands that would be a great fight.

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 10-19-2018

[QUOTE=LA_2_Vegas;19206448]Sucks that Vargas gets cut so frequently, love watching him...wil definitely have to plan his upcoming fights accordingly[/QUOTE] This guy fought: Miura. Salido. Berchelt. That was a crazy run... All were brutal wars

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