Rey Vargas uses his length and output to take the WBC title from Mark Magsayo via twelve round split decision. Vargas held a 196-132 overall connect advantage. Vargas threw 236 more punches than Magsayo. In the end, Magsayo will wish he was more active in trying to retain his belt.
The scores were 115-112 Vargas, 114-113 Magsayo and 115-112 Vargas.
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas - For the WBC featherweight title, Rey Vargas (36-0, 22 KOs) became a world champion in a second weight class when he got off the floor to win a twelve round split decision over Mark Magsayo (24-1, 16 KOs).
Vargas was down in the ninth round, but he weathered the storm and didn't allow Vargas to follow up with more punches.