People are calling Fernando Vargas’s Son ‘The Next Mexican World Champ’
Any boxing fan worth their salt will be familiar with the name Fernando Vargas. The Mexican-born American was a two-time light middleweight world champion, having held the IBF title from 1998 to 2000, and the WBA title from 2001 to 2002. The man was a freak in the ring finishing with a 26-5 professional record. One of the most anticipated fights of all time came in 2002 with his showdown with Oscar de la Hoya. Despite losing the fight along with his WBA and IBF titles, Vargas lasted 11 rounds with one of the most decorated boxers of all time.
Having hung up the gloves after just a ten-year career, short by boxing standards, Vargas has re-emerged as a powerhouse of world boxing. This time it is vicariously, through his son. 14-year-old Emiliano Vargas is showing significant promise as a future contender having already notched up colossal wins in underage competitions.
Vargas Jr’s Instagram boasts some 18,200 followers and showcases his boxing prowess. The most recent post shows him absolutely clouting an opponent. Sporting a blue helmet, you can see a lot of his father’s style shining through as he evades strikes coming his way with ease. His counterpunching ability is there for all to see as he lands a few back-to-back combos to leave the kid a pummelled mess on the canvas.
With his Instagram bio touting his 3-time national champion status, the foundations are surely being laid for a solid boxing career due to pass that of his father. His pad work with his coach and father is slick and precise and he comes across as mature, dedicated and determined, all hallmarks of a future champ.
Check out the footage from Vargas’ bone crushing knockout on the player below.
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