‘El Toro’ remains undefeated


On Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Paramount in Huntington, Alex Vargas was the main event for a crescendoed evening of boxing.

With five amateur and two other professional fights, Vargas kept his fans’ adrenaline going until he fiercely jumped into the ring at 10 pm.

Joe Smith Jr., the current light heavyweight WBO title holder, was in attendance and even held Vargas’s characteristic Colombian sombrero.

Vargas’s opponent, Alejandro Manero, hailing from Medellin, Colombia, held a 6-2-4 record entering the fight.

After six tense and well-fought rounds, Vargas won unanimously with judges scoring the fight 60-40. The crowd, donning royal-purple shirts in matching support of Vargas’s trunks for the evening, chanted throughout the 30-minute bout.

Manero struggled to land blows, with Vargas deftly bobbing and weaving, confirming the footwork he has previously regarded as foundational to his technique.

Despite having an “off night” according to Vargas, he still “won every round and think my foot work and hand speed was the main reason I was still able to dominate the fight.”

With this most recent win, Vargas remains undefeated with a professional record of 11-0.


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