Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Vargas
There is no real arguing that Mark Magcio did enough to take the WBC featherweight belt from Gary Russell Jr. in january. It was a good, honest win…but it also came close to the end. It was hard to miss Russell’s shackles that night, as he fought most of the night with one hand and with little humiliation. Russell came short in a fight as he handled it more cunningly than his talent.
In the end, Magsayo was able to do enough to weather the decision, remain undefeated and end Russell’s nearly seven-year reign, a period that Russell spanned to defend his title only six times during that time.
The card also features a WBC match in the featherweight category. Brandon Figueroa and Carlos Castro face off, and while neither is ranked in the current WBC rankings, the sanctioning bodies will do what they want to do. Figueroa is the -700 favorite while Castro is the +450 underdog.
Given that Derek Chisora has never won an important fight by decision, common sense dictates that his best chance of winning is by stopping. However, we have seen this before. The duo met in 2016 and the Zimbabwean-born fighter couldn’t impress his rival.
This fight on July 9 will be a great battle against Filipino warrior Mark Magcio,” Vargas said. “This is going to be an exciting fight from start to finish. We know he has a lot of strength, but we’ll be ready to take on that and whatever else he brings into the ring. It’s going to be a great fight, and I can’t wait to get in there and compete.
Full card for Marc Magcio vs Rey Vargas
Main event: Mark Magcio vs. Rey Vargas, for the featherweight title for Magsaiou
Brandon Figueroa vs Carlos Castro, the featherweight remover
Frank Martin vs Jackson Marines, Lightweight
Ramon Cardenas vs Michelle Banks, bantamweight
Rashidi Ellis vs. Jose Marovo welterweight
Jon Rincon vs Weah Archibald, welterweight
Samuel Arnold vs Antonio Luis Hernandez, welterweight
Raymond Guajardo vs Dario Guerrero Meneses, welterweight
Faban Dias vs Julio Gomez, junior welterweight
Albert Gonzalez vs Alberto Alvarez, junior featherweight
Sequel Hernandez vs Joshua Montoya, featherweight
Xavier Bocanegra vs Travis Crawford, featherweight
When is MAGSAYO VS. Ray Vargas tonight? DATE, START TIME
Date: Saturday 9th July
Main card: 9 p.m. ET/2 AM GMT
Main event chime (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 4 AM GMT
The main ticket is set to launch at 9pm. ET/2 a.m. GMT, with the main event chime set at 11 p.m. ET/4 a.m. GMT. These timings can change due to the length of bottom card battles.
What channel/broadcast is MAGSAYO VS. Vargas tonight?
United States: Showtime
United Kingdom: FITE TV
Showtime will broadcast the fight in the US, and FITE TV has been named the UK broadcaster for this fight.