On Saturday night current WBC Super Featherweight champion Fancisco Vargas (23-0-2,17KO’S) faced former world champion Orlando Salido (42-13-4,30KO’S) at the StubHub centre in Carson, California.
The former world champion had another chance to redeem himself after a 12 round draw last September against the current WBO Superfeather weight champion Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez. Vargas and Salido showed a lot of heart and determination throughout the fight last night. Vargas was landing a good selection of shots on Salido, but Salido soaked it all up and came back with his own combination’s
In rounds four and five Vargas was cut over both eyes and the champion was complaining to the referee about Salido clashing heads with him throughout the fight. But it was Salido who showed the desire to win in the latter rounds and he hurt Vargas with a couple of right hands in rounds seven and ten.
After twelve blistering round’s the fight went to the judges score cards. The final scores were 115-113 for Vargas 114-114, and 114-114 even. A lot of people had Salido winning the fight but once again Salido had to settle for another draw on his record.
In the post fight interview Vargas was happy with the decision. ‘I feel good about this decision, I knew coming in that I was going to be facing a very tough opponent. However, I didn’t expect for him to head butt me and give me so many cuts to the face. Overall, I’m happy I was able to face this skilled warrior.