Rey Vargas And O’Shaquie Foster Agree On Deal For A Vacant Title Fight, Avoid Purse Bid

It looks like the WBC junior lightweight title is not going to remain vacant for a long time. According to the reports, the teams of Rey Vargas (36-0, 22 KOs) and O’Shaquie Foster (19-2, 11 KOs) have agreed on a deal for their vacant title bout.

It is likely that the duo will find common ground before the November 8 deadline. Neither the date nor time has been finalized for this event.

However, it is expected that the match will take place in the first quarter of 2023 at a Premier League Boxing Champions (PBC) event.

The WBC and WBO titles became vacant when Shakur Stevenson was told to surrender the belt after being unable to make weight ahead of an edgy win against Robson Conceicao.

Vegas submitted a request to the WBC Board of Governors to apply for the vacant WBC junior lightweight title, which eventually got accepted.

On the other hand, Foster seems to have resurrected his career and is currently one of the top 130-pound contenders in the world. He is currently riding a nine-match winning streak dating back to 2017.

The 29-year-old memorably clinched the number 1 ranking in WBC junior lightweight after a knockout win over Miguel Roman in November 2019. He backed it up with a lopsided win over Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov on March 18 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The winner of this fight will be making two necessary title defenses according to the WBC by-laws that cover the vacant title bouts.

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