23
Sep
2019

Vargas v McDonnell: Vacant WBC title clash eyed for UK in February

WBC 27/12/2016

Undefeated Mexican Rey Vargas (28-0, 22 KOs) will be fighting for the World Boxing Council vacant super bantamweight title against Britain Gavin McDonell (16-0-2, 4 KOs) in February.

This after Japanese champion Hozumi Hasegawa announced his retirement from Boxing.

The World Boxing Council in accordance with its regulations reported that Vargas, the world number one and mandatory challenger to the crown, will face the highest ranked contender available, McDonnell, who is # 2 in the rankings.

He is the twin brother of current WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell. The fight could take place on February 18 or 25 in the UK.

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