The undefeated Wbc super-Bw champion Rey Vargas entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 32-0-0 (22 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 super bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Daniel Roman). In his last three fights he has won over Ronny Rios (Vargas vs Rios), Oscar Negrete (Rey Vargas vs Oscar Negrete) and Azat Hovhannisyan (Rey Vargas vs Azat Hovhannisyan).
His opponent, Franklin Manzanilla, has an official record of 18-4-0 (17 KOs=94%) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class. He lost to Belmar Preciado in 2017 but he came back to win in 2018 against Francisco Herrera and Julio Ceja (Julio Ceja vs Franklin Manzanilla). Vargas vs Manzanilla is valid for the WBC World super bantamweight title (Vargas’ fourth defense); undercard of Alberto Machado vs Andrew Cancio. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Division: super bantamweight (122 lbs, 55.3 kg)
Title: WBC World super bantamweight title
Vargas’ previous fight: Rey Vargas vs Azat Hovhannisyan
Manzanilla’s previous fight: Julio Ceja vs Franklin Manzanilla
Vargas vs Manzanilla full fight video:
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