Vargas Retains WBC Title

Rey Vargas successfully retained the WBC Super Bantamweight Championship on July 13, defeating Tomoki Kameda in a unanimous decision at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

Kameda got off to a decent start by landing some big, fast punches, but Vargas attempted to keep distance by working his jab, a strategy which helped him make the next couple of rounds more even.

Kameda landed big punches in the fourth, while Kameda was the more aggressive fighter in the next round. After a fairly even sixth, Vargas got busy over the next few rounds, with Kameda struggling some despite his best efforts to get on the inside.

Vargas successfully dodged most of Kameda’s hard punches in the final four rounds of the fight, troubling the challenger with the jab he had established. To make matters worse for Kameda, despite a very active round, he lost a point in the final round after punching the defending champ while being separated by the ref.

All three judges awarded the bout to Vargas 117-110.

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