Rey Vargas and O’Shaquie Foster Headed for WBC Title Bout!
The World Boxing Council has announced that its board of governors has approved a petition from current WBC featherweight champion Rey Vargas (36-0, 22 KOs) to fight O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster (19-1, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBC 130-pound crown. That belt became vacant in the aftermath of former WBC/WBO champ Shakur Stevenson failing to make weight for what was to be a September 30 title defense against Robson Conceicao.
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Vargas is a two-division champion. In his last bout, he scored a split decision win over Mark Magsayo to win the WBC featherweight title. The 32-year-old from Mexico City, Mexico now has ambitions of winning a world title in a third weight class.
Foster is the WBC number one contender at 130. He earned that position with a unanimous decision win over Mahammadkhuja Yaqubov in March 2022. The 28-year-old resident of Houston, Texas feels his time is now. “Ice Water” took to social media to express excitement to fight for a world title.
In addition, the sanctioning body said that the winner must make two mandatory title defenses as part of their rules and regulations. Due to the fact this bout is in the early stages of negotiations, stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing for further updates.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.