On February 5 we will have very interesting boxing cards, one of them will be Liam Smith vs Jessie Vargas, which will take place at super welterweight (154 lbs) and will mark the return to the ring of the Mexican after almost two years of inactivity. The fight is expected to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
ABOUT liam smith
He is an outstanding boxer in the super welterweight category, where he was champion of the World Boxing Organization. His record reflects fights against very good boxers such as Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Liam Williams, Jaime Munguía, Anthony Fowler, among others. Fowler was Smith’s last opponent, getting a knockout victory in round 8.
Smith is currently ranked number 4 in the WBA and number 5 in the WBO, and will come into this fight with the ambition to get back to the top of the division and fight for championship, as he once lost the WBO belt to Canelo Alvarez in 2016, gets a new opportunity against Jaime Munguia in 2018 for the WBO belt, but falls by unanimous decision.
ABOUT jessie vargas
Jessie Vargas is a 32-year-old American boxer with a professional record of 29 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws, with 11 fast-track wins. Vargas has been quite involved in areas other than boxing such as politics and television work, staying away from the ring for almost 2 years.
However, Jessie Vargas can cite several achievements and qualities, as he was WBA super lightweight champion and later moved up to welterweight to also become champion, this time of the WBO. Vargas has in his record fights against very good boxers such as the legendary Manny Pacquiao, Antonio deMarco, Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia, being the latter his last opponent, with whom he lost by unanimous decision.
Who do you think is the favorite for this fight? Both fighters have an excellent record as professionals, they have been champions and always show good boxing, however, it should be noted that Jessie Vargas will return to the sport after almost two years, but will also fight for the first time at 154 lbs, a weight class where Liam Smith is very accustomed to. Learn more about the super welterweight division here.
February 5 will also be the date where Keith Thurman will face Mario Barrios, and Chris Eubank Jr face Liam Williams, so this fight will complement what will be an excellent boxing day. Here are some good moments of these boxers (via DAZN) so you know what’s coming on fight day.