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Rey Vargas Record

Total Fights38
Title Wins2
Title Defenses6
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins22
KO Losses0
Rey Vargas Record & Stats
Rey Vargas' Record
Rey Vargas' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Rey Vargas' boxing record?

      13 years and 10 months into his professional boxing career, Rey Vargas has fought 38 times with 36 wins, a single loss, and 1 draw.

      Vargas' boxing record is currently 36-1-1, which includes two world-title wins and six successful title defense fights at two weight classes — super-bantamweight and featherweight. He has a 57.9% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 22 of his total 38 fights being knockout wins. The only loss in Vargas' career is a 12-round unanimous decision loss to O'Shaquie Foster in a super-featherweight title fight.

      His latest fight was a 12-round split decision draw against Nick Ball on March 8, 2024. Vargas successfully defended the featherweight WBC title in this fight.

      Some of Vargas' best fights and notable victories include wins over Mark Magsayo, Tomoki Kameda, Azat Hovhannisyan, Oscar Negrete, Leonardo Baez, Ronny Rios, and Gavin McDonnell.

      38Mar 8, 202433Nick BallDraw *SD
      37Feb 11, 202332O'Shaquie FosterLoss *UD
      36Jul 9, 202231Mark MagsayoWin *SD
      35Nov 6, 202130Leonardo BaezWinUD
      34Jul 13, 201928Tomoki KamedaWin *UD
      33Feb 9, 201928Franklin ManzanillaWin *UD
      32May 12, 201827Azat HovhannisyanWin *UD
      31Dec 2, 201727Oscar NegreteWin *UD
      30Aug 26, 201726Ronny RiosWin *UD
      29Feb 25, 201726Gavin McDonnellWin *MD
      28Sep 3, 201625Alexander MuñozWinTKO5
      27Jun 11, 201625Alexis KaboreWinUD
      26Feb 27, 201625Christian EsquivelWinTKO3
      25Sep 5, 201524Lucian GonzálezWinUD
      24May 23, 201524Eduardo MancitoWinUD
      23Jan 24, 201524Néstor PaniguaWinTKO2
      22Nov 1, 201423Sylvester LopezWinTKO8
      21Aug 23, 201423Daniel FerrerasWinTKO2
      20Jun 14, 201423Vergel NebranWinTKO6
      19Mar 15, 201423Sylvester LopezWinRTD7
      18Dec 21, 201323Ernie SánchezWinUD
      17Oct 26, 201322Yuki MuraiWinUD
      16Aug 24, 201322Juanito RubillarWinKO4
      15Jun 8, 201322Cecilio SantosWinKO2
      14Apr 27, 201322Seizo KonoWinTKO3
      13Dec 22, 201222Marcos CárdenasWinTKO5
      12Jun 2, 201221Luis LugoWinTKO5
      11Feb 25, 201221Gabriel AguillónWinTKO1
      10Jul 23, 201120Rene VázquezWinTKO2
      9Mar 25, 201120Jorge MoralesWinTKO2
      8Feb 26, 201120Mario Alberto GarcíaWinTKO3
      7Jan 22, 201120Jesus SantillanWinTKO7
      6Nov 6, 201019Jorge Otocani ReynosoWinTKO1
      5Oct 2, 201019Fabian RuizWinKO1
      4Sep 4, 201019Jose Luis MedellinWinTKO2
      3Aug 21, 201019Juan Antonio DuqueWinTKO2
      2May 29, 201019Hector Esnar BobadillaWinUD
      1Apr 10, 201019Claudio PalaciosWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Rey Vargas is a 33-year old Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Otumba, Mexico on November 25, 1990. He is a two-weight-class world champion and the current WBC featherweight world champion.

      Vargas made his professional boxing debut against Claudio Palacios at the age of 19 on April 10, 2010, defeating Palacios via 1st round KO. He went on to win 35 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 21 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on February 25, 2017 after 28 professional fights, against Gavin McDonnell for the super-bantamweight WBC (vacant) title. He defeated McDonnell via 12 round majority decision to become the super-bantamweight champion of the world.

      Vargas has won two world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Vargas' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Vargas has had just a single loss in his professional boxing career so far.

      His most recent fight was a featherweight title defense bout against British boxer Nick Ball on March 8, 2024. The fight ended in a 12 round split decision draw. It's been 3 months and 15 days since this fight.


      Vargas has had a total of nine world-title fights till today, which includes winning two world titles and six successful title defenses. He won seven of these fights, lost one, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Rey Vargas has fought for world titles in three fights and won two of these fights. Till today, he has won two belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 9, 2022Mark MagsayoFeatherweightWBCSD
      Feb 25, 2017Gavin McDonnellSuper-bantamweightWBC*MD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Rey Vargas has had six world-title defense fights across two weight classes — super-bantamweight (x5) and featherweight. He won all of these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Mar 8, 2024Nick BallFeatherweightWBCSD (draw)
      Jul 13, 2019Tomoki KamedaSuper-bantamweightWBCUD
      Feb 9, 2019Franklin ManzanillaSuper-bantamweightWBCUD
      May 12, 2018Azat HovhannisyanSuper-bantamweightWBCUD
      Dec 2, 2017Oscar NegreteSuper-bantamweightWBCUD
      Aug 26, 2017Ronny RiosSuper-bantamweightWBCUD


      Vargas has fought a total of 38 times till today, which includes 9 world-title fights at three weight divisions. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • February 25, 2017: Vargas wins his first world title by defeating Gavin McDonnell via 12 round majority decision. He is now the WBC super-bantamweight world champion.

      • August 26, 2017: Vargas successfully defends the WBC super-bantamweight title against Ronny Rios, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • May 12, 2018: Vargas successfully defends the WBC super-bantamweight title against Azat Hovhannisyan, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • July 13, 2019: Vargas successfully defends the WBC super-bantamweight title against Tomoki Kameda, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • July 9, 2022: Vargas wins the WBC featherweight title from Mark Magsayo, by beating Magsayo via 12 round split decision.


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