We start the week with WBC TALK 39, chatting to Francisco Vargas and Rey Vargas.
Rey and Francisco chatted about their beginnings in boxing and how little by little they were climbing the rungs of the ladder, atop which they both managed to escalate and hold aloft the Green and Gold Belt, in their respective divisions. Francisco plainly states that as a child he was a scrapper, and that it was initially difficult for him to work with focused discipline. However, all that changed when he started training, and even more so , when he met Professor Bonilla who was his coach at the Olympic Committee.
With dedication, he had a prolific career in the amateur field as he was the national champion seven times. Yet despite being in excellent physical condition, when he debuted as a professional under the supervision of his coach Ignacio Beristain, Rey thought that the pace of a fight would not be very different. He soon discovered that professional boxing is very different, He even commented that in his debut he went out to give everything as he always did. And by the second round he was close to exhaustion. At this point, and despite the fact that he and his father wanted him to debut in 6 or 8 rounds, they understood the reasons Don Nacho gave them for not doing so.
The talk continued and both Rey and Francisco discussed how the title opportunity came about, and how they faced the different challenges in their career.
Rey, who still continues as a super bantamweight champion since February 25, 2017 when he defeated Gavin McDonnell by unanimous decision, stress that night was so very special because he crystallized the dream for which he worked since childhood. However the next and even bigger goal to reach, has been to maintain his championship status and demonstrate that in each defense there`s significant growth both physically and mentally.
For Francisco, who was crowned super featherweight champion on November 21, 2015, following an ultra intense and competitive war against Takashi Miura, it was difficult to lose the belt that he had to work so hard to win. However, the tremendous defenses he made against Orlando Salido and later with Miguel Berchelt, (with whom he lost the title) left him with great teachings, as he knows that these wars stayed in the minds of all fans and positioned him as one of the best in the division because not many champions accept such complex as well as epic challenges in such a short time after being injured.
An unmissable conversation for everyone who hungers and thirst for boxing. Our guests generously shared their boxing and life experiences. But also how they deal with this period of quarantine and what they have learned during this uniquely difficult spell.
Before closing this talk, the traditional dynamic of the disparate elements which go to form a perfect fighter.
𝗪𝗕𝗖 𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗞𝗦 𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗 39 " VARGAS”𝗔𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗘: https://forms.gle/pYtnQvPUKXXtqYvX6Lunes 18 de Mayo🥊 Versión en español 11:00 am CDMX / 18:00 Madrid🥊 Versión en inglés 13:00 pm CDMX / 20:00 MadridCon:Mauricio Sulaimán Presidente WBCRey VargasBandido VargasWorld Boxing CouncilUniversidad LiberQuaré#WBCStayHomeStaySafe
Posted by WBCUniversity on Monday, May 18, 2020
Jab: Ricardo López
Footwork: Manny Pacquiao
Chin: Julio César Chávez
Defense: Nicolino Locche
Speed: Nonito Donaire
Power: Gervonta Davis
Heart: Rey Vargas
Favorite Fighter: Juan Manuel Márquez / Manny Pacquiao / Floyd Mayweather
Jab: Oscar de la hoya
Footwork: Manny Pacquiao / Floyd Mayweather
Chin: Julio Cesar Chávez
Speed: Manny Pacquiao
Power: Manny Pacquiao
Heart: the Mexican boxer
Favorite Fighter: Salvador Sánchez