Francisco Vargas Talks Stephen Smith Post-Fight – This past Saturday night on HBO, former world champion Francisco Vargas returned to action with a win over England’s Stephen Smith. The win came in the ninth round when incidental contact between the two fighters caused a tear in Smith’s ear, causing the action to be called. Vargas was comfortably a head on the judges cards by scores of 88-83, 89-82, 88-83 and the win ups his record to a strong 24-1-3.
Vargas lost the WBC world title at super featherweight this past January when he faced Miguel Berchelt and this was his first outing since. The win puts Vargas back in position t challenge Berchelt or one of the other world champions in the 130 pound division.
Smith is reported to be recovering from an injury that looks gruesome. Unfortunately for Smith, he falls to 25-4 and it is going to be several months before his ear is fully healed. Check out a picture of the injury below.
Here, our TBC cameras catch “El Bandido” talking to the media with an interpreter from Spanish at the post-fight press conference.
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