History is ready to repeat itself, again.
Emiliano Vargas, a young and promising boxer, and the youngest son of Fernando Vargas will make his ESPN debut with echoes of his father's past successes resonating through the same Texas arena as he prepared to step into the ring, just like his father, Fernando Vargas, had done over 18 years ago in the same place.
Vargas will be featured on Friday, September 15th, at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Nicknamed "El General," a title that speaks to Emiliano Vargas' potential in the sport of boxing will now look to make a statement as one of the marquee young fighters in the lightweight division.
“I’d like to thank Top Rank and my team for the opportunity to make my ESPN-televised debut on a great card in Corpus Christi,” Vargas said. “I am proud to be a Vargas, and I look forward to following in the footsteps of my father, who was victorious at the American Bank Center nearly 20 years ago.”
Emiliano's journey to this moment has been swift but impactful as he turned pro just a year prior. In that time, Vargas has built up a record of six wins, with no losses, with five of the wins coming by way of knockout. Vargas won this past Saturday via a second-round stoppage over Jorge Luis Marquez Alvarado at Desert Diamond Arena, in Glendale, Arizona.
As of now, Vargas doesn't have an opponent for this fight card that is headlined by the IBF featherweight world champion, Luis Alberto Lopez, facing Joet Gonzalez in the main event.
Vargas will be part of the televised ESPN tripleheader, which is a testament to his potential and the trust that Top Rank has in Vargas and his abilities at this point in his career.
This proves to be the next chapter in the Vargas dynasty that the family has been keen to mention to the media over the past couple of years. As Emiliano Vargas, one of three brothers, his father had, looks to follow in his father's footsteps in his television debut.