Francisco Vargas was born in Mexico City, Mexico on December 25th in 1984. As an amateur Vargas competed for Mexico as lightweight at the 2008 Olympic Games. He won his first round matchup but was outpointed in the second round and failed to advance. In 2010 Vargas made his pro debut and went 16-0-1 with 13 knockouts Vargas before winning the vacant NABF & WBO Inter-continental super featherweight titles. After three successful title defenses Vargas will compete in his first world title fight when he takes on WBC super featherweight world champion Takashi Miura on November 11th, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.