Gregorio Vargas

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Gregorio Vargas
Statistics
Real name Gregorio Vargas Hernández[1]
Nickname(s) Goyo Vargas
Height 1.67 m (5.5 ft)
Reach 1.71 m (5.6 ft)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1970-10-27) 27 October 1970 (age 46)
Santa María Natívitas, municipality of Cuautepec, Hidalgo.[1]
Stance Orthodox[2]
Boxing record
Total fights 55[2]
Wins 45
Wins by KO 31
Losses 9
Draws 1

Gregorio Vargas Hernández, better known as Goyo Vargas (born 27 October 1970 in Cuautepec, Hidalgo)[1] is a retired Mexican boxer who held the WBC featherweight title from 28 April 1993 to 4 December 1993.

Vargas was born in Santa María Natívitas, a small community located in the municipality of Cuautepec, Hidalgo,[1] into a family of boxing aficionados. He was trained by his father since childhood[1] and two brothers, Adán and Efraín, also became professional pugilists.

On 28 April 1993, Vargas won the WBC featherweight (126 lb) title from Paul Hodkinson by TKO in round 7.[2] On 11 July 1998, he defeated Tracy Harris Patterson for the IBA super featherweight title by TKO in round 6. Vargas also fought against world champions such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., Juan Molina and Carlos Hernández.

Vargas retired in 2005.[1]

Preceded by
Paul Hodkinson
WBC Featherweight Champion
28 Apr 1993 – 4 Dec 1993
Succeeded by
Kevin Kelley

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Aguirre, Juan Manuel (14 August 2008). "Goyo Vargas: Recuerdos del campeón" (in Spanish). Esto. El Sol de Tulancingo. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gregorio Vargas". BoxRec. Retrieved 19 September 2014.