Fernando Vargas Jr. Set To Make Pro Debut On December 18
Fernando Vargas Jr., the son of former light-middleweight champion Fernando Vargas Sr., will be making his pro debut.
Vargas will collide with Pablo Rosas on December 18. The bout will take place inside the Grupo Sipse TV Studios in Merida, Mexico. Rosas brings with him a pro record of 2-1.
Vargas spoke on making his pro debut before the end of 2020 (via Boxing News 24).
“I’m looking to follow in the footsteps of my father. He’s the one that gave me my start in boxing and I want to carry on the Vargas family legacy. I’m looking forward to fighting in Mexico, where our family heritage is from and my father has many fans. I plan to make my own fans there and put on an exciting show in my pro debut.”
Vargas Sr. also chimed in, saying that he feels the timing is right for his son to turn pro.
“Junior has worked very hard and I’m looking forward to him turning professional. He has great experience sparring with top professional fighters and the time is right for him now. I look forward to seeing him in the ring and will guide him so that he can be the best he can be. It’s an honor to make this announcement on my 43rd birthday.”
It’ll be interesting to see how the career of Vargas Jr. shapes up. If it’s anything like his dad’s, then we could be in for a treat. Vargas Sr. left boxing competition with a record of 26-5. He is a former WBA and IBF Light-Middleweight Champion.