O’Shaquie Foster Upsets Rey Vargas to Win Vacant WBC Title!
O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster (20-2, 11 KOs) put on the performance of his career in defeating the previously unbeaten and two-division world champion Rey Vargas (36-1, 22 KOs) by a unanimous decision (116-112, 117-111, 119-109) to win the vacant WBC junior lightweight title.
NOT WHAT MANY EXPECTED
During the lead-up, many pundits felt Vargas’s experience would be too much for Foster. That did not turn out to be the case, as Ice Water was in control from the opening bell.
Foster used his jab and speed advantage to set the tone early. Vargas tried to turn up the pressure in the middle rounds. However, the native of Orange, Texas remained composed throughout and closed the show like a champ, pounding a fatigued Vargas in the championship rounds. Foster had the words “shock the world” on the back of his trunks. To many experts, he did just that.
A POTENTIAL STAR IN THE MAKING
Afterward, Foster said he would love an eventual unification fight with either WBA champion Hector Luis Garcia or newly crowned WBO champion Emanuel Navarrete. When asked how he stacks up to others in the division, Foster said the following:
“I feel like I can beat anybody out there.”
It was an eye-opening display by the new WBC champion. If he continues to show the form and skills that he displayed against Vargas, Ice Water will be a considerable player and a big problem in the junior lightweight division.