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Rey Vargas To Sign With Premier Boxing Champions

Rey Vargas is ready to resume his career—just under new management.

The long-reigning undefeated junior featherweight titlist is in advanced talks to sign a multi-fight agreement with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), two sources with intimate knowledge of discussions have informed BoxingScene.com. A time frame for Vargas’ debut under the PBC umbrella has not yet been established although an announcement on the signing is expected in the very near future.

The Athletic boxing insider Mike Coppinger was the first to reveal the development through his verified social media account.

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Vargas (34-0, 22KOs) is coming up on three full years as a 122-pound titlist, claiming the belt in a 12-round win over then-unbeaten Gavin McDonnell in February 2017 on the road in Hull, England. Five successful defenses have followed, all in the United States under a co-promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions which began with Vargas’ 12-round win over Ronny Rios in August 2017.

The 29-year old from Otumba, Mexico has been extended the distance in all six career title fights, including a competitive but clear points win over Tomoki Kameda in their title consolidation clash last July. The bout was his second straight headliner on DAZN, with whom Golden Boy is in year two of a five-year output deal.

As long as the 5’10” boxer can still make the 122-pound limit, political alignment suggested a clearer path to unification. Also on the DAZN side of the street is unified titlist Daniel Roman (27-2-1, 10KOs), who next makes a dangerous mandatory title defense versus unbeaten Murodjon Akhmadaliev (7-0, 6KOs). However, a matchup between Vargas and Roman never really evolved beyond the rumor stage, nor would the right business scenario stand in the way of such a fight eventually taking place

In joining PBC, however, Vargas will have a slew of options from which to choose in and around his weight division. Also included are unbeaten talents Brandon Figueroa and Stephen ‘Cool Boy Steph’ Fulton, along with lineal 122-pound champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, unbeaten former bantamweight titlist Luis Nery and Promociones del Pueblo stablemates Julio Ceja and Hugo Ruiz among others.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by GBP4LIFE on 01-12-2020

[QUOTE=Bob Haymon;20318486]Haymon's boss is still Rupert Murdoch. Disney bought 21st Century Fox. Fox Broadcasting is now under the Fox Corporation umbrella.[/QUOTE] Its really hilarious to see people talking about bosses when they have no clue what they’re talking about LOL..…

Comment by Oldskoolg on 01-12-2020

[QUOTE=DClefthook;20318864]Oh yea they're mad. First they absolutely loved Vargas now they say he sucks and will be forgotten like the rest of PBC fighters. Hey genius, he left GBP because he was LITERALLY BEING FORGOTTEN LIKE THE REST OF GBP…

Comment by Vodkaholic on 01-11-2020

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20318866]Not sure what you’re talking about. I’m pretty sure him and LSC have a condo together in Tuscany.[/QUOTE] Wow one fighter who also named his son after him

Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-11-2020

[QUOTE=Vodkaholic;20318629]Smh hes gonna get his ass kicked. Haymon only cares about black fighters[/QUOTE] Not sure what you’re talking about. I’m pretty sure him and LSC have a condo together in Tuscany.

Comment by DClefthook on 01-11-2020

[QUOTE=Boxing Hero;20318470]Big mistakes by Vargas. He will just be inactive and forgotten like the rest of the PBC fighters.[/QUOTE] Oh yea they're mad. First they absolutely loved Vargas now they say he sucks and will be forgotten like the rest…

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