|Real name||Rey Geovani Vargas Roldán|
|Height||5 ft 7.5 in (171 cm)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Born||November 25, 1990|
Otumba, State of Mexico, Mexico
|Wins by KO||22|
Rey Geovani Vargas Roldán (born November 25, 1990) is a Mexican professional boxer. He is the current WBC super bantamweight champion. He is known for his large stature for the weight class and his ability to box sharply on the outside. Vargas is trained by, 2016 Manager of the Year, Oscar Ortiz and coached by legendary Nacho Beristain.
Vargas won 7 national championships in Mexico as an amateur, as well as a gold medal in the 2009 Panamerican Championships. He competed in the 2009 World Championships but was defeated by Luke Campbell in the first round.
Vargas debuted as a professional in May 2010. He won the IBF Youth title in his 11th fight. Vargas won 15 of his first 16 fights by way of knockout. The first fighter to go the distance with him since his second fight was Yuki Murai. On March 2014, Vargas was knocked down for the first time against Sylvester Lopez. Vargas went down in round 2 but won the bout after Lopez suffered an injury and was unable to continue. The two rematched on November of that same year, Vargas won the second fight with a round 8 TKO. Vargas went down once again in round 2 of an eight-round fight against Lucian González, after an overhand right. Vargas was able to survive and get the unanimous decision (78-73, 78-74, 77-75).
On June 2016, Vargas won a shut-out unanimous decision (120-108, 120-108, 120-108) over Alexis Kabore. With the win, Vargas became the mandatory challenger to the WBC's super bantamweight titlist, Hugo Ruiz. On September 2016, Vargas defeated former WBA super flyweight champion Alexander Muñoz with a 5th-round TKO. Muñoz went down four times until the referee finally stopped the contest.
On 25 February 2017, he faced Gavin McDonnell for the vacant WBC super bantamweight title. The title fight took place in Hull, England. Vargas established control of the fight early on, using his length and head movement to keep the hometown fighter at bay, while landing short combinations. McDonnell attempted to rally back during the later rounds, but he was ultimately unable to turn the scorecards around. Vargas won a majority decision (117-111, 116-112, 114-114) to become a world champion.
Vargas' first defense would come on the Cotto-Kamegai undercard at the StubHub Center, against Ronny Rios. Vargas was also able to out-box Rios, controlling the bout by fighting at range. Vargas won via unanimous decision (118-110, 118-110, 115-113). Vargas made a second defense against Oscar Negrete in another Miguel Cotto undercard, in this case his farewell bout against Sadam Ali. The match was in December 2017 at Madison Square Garden, and was televised on HBO. Vargas was cut twice by headbutts but used his length effectively to cruise to a wide unanimous decision (119-109, 119-109, 120-108).
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|33 fights||33 wins||0 losses|
|34||N/A||N/A||Tomoki Kameda||N/A||– (12)||13 Jul 2019||Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson, California, U.S||Defending WBC super bantamweight title|
|33||Win||33–0||Franklin Manzanilla||UD||12||9 Feb 2019||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, U.S||Retained WBC super bantamweight title|
|32||Win||32–0||Azat Hovhannisyan||UD||12||12 May 2018||Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, U.S||Retained WBC super bantamweight title|
|31||Win||31–0||Oscar Negrete||UD||12||2 Dec 2017||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, U.S.||Retained WBC super bantamweight title|
|30||Win||30–0||Ronny Rios||UD||12||26 Aug 2017||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.||Retained WBC super bantamweight title|
|29||Win||29–0||Gavin McDonnell||MD||12||25 Feb 2017||Ice Arena, Kingston upon Hull, UK||Won vacant WBC super bantamweight title|
|28||Win||28–0||Alexander Muñoz||TKO||5 (12), 2:22||3 Sep 2016||Deportivo Zaragoza, Atizapán, Mexico||Won vacant WBC International Silver super bantamweight title|
|27||Win||27–0||Alexis Kabore||UD||12||11 Jun 2016||Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Mexico|
|26||Win||26–0||Christian Esquivel||TKO||3 (8), 1:01||27 Feb 2016||Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|25||Win||25–0||Lucian González||UD||8||5 Sep 2015||Feria de San Isidro, Metepec, Mexico|
|24||Win||24–0||Eduardo Mancito||UD||10||23 May 2015||Feria de San Isidro, Metepec, Mexico|
|23||Win||23–0||Néstor Panigua||TKO||2 (12), 1:17||24 Jan 2015||Centro de Convenciones, Ixtapa, Mexico||Won vacant WBC International Silver super bantamweight title|
|22||Win||22–0||Sylvester Lopez||TKO||8 (12), 2:12||1 Nov 2014||Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Mexico||Retained WBC Youth Silver super bantamweight title|
|21||Win||21–0||Daniel Ferreras||TKO||2 (10)||23 Aug 2014||Convention Center Surman Villa de las Flores, Coacalco, Mexico||Retained WBC Youth Silver super bantamweight title|
|20||Win||20–0||Vergel Nebran||TKO||6 (10), 2:34||14 Jun 2014||Explanada Municipal, Tlalnepantla, Mexico||Retained WBC Youth Silver super bantamweight title|
|19||Win||19–0||Sylvester Lopez||RTD||7 (10)||15 Mar 2014||Estadio de Beisbol, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico|
|18||Win||18–0||Ernie Sánchez||UD||10||21 Dec 2013||Gimnasio Rodrigo M. Quevedo, Chihuahua, Mexico||Retained WBC Youth Silver super bantamweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Yuki Murai||UD||10||26 Oct 2013||Deportivo Agustín Ramos Millán, Toluca, Mexico||Won vacant WBC Youth Silver super bantamweight title|
|16||Win||16–0||Juanito Rubillar||KO||4 (8), 2:58||24 Aug 2013||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Cecilio Santos||KO||2 (10)||8 Jun 2013||Monumental Villa Charra, Tijuana, Mexico|
|14||Win||14–0||Seizo Kono||TKO||3 (10), 2:22||27 Apr 2013||Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico||Won vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental super bantamweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Marcos Cárdenas||TKO||5 (8), 1:41||22 Dec 2012||Auditorio Bicentenario, Morelia, Mexico|
|12||Win||12–0||Luis Lugo||TKO||5 (10), 2:47||2 Jun 2012||Coliseo Olímpico de la UdeG, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|11||Win||11–0||Gabriel Aguillón||TKO||1 (10), 1:17||25 Feb 2012||Coliseo Olímpico de la UdeG, Guadalajara, Mexico||Won vacant IBF Youth super bantamweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Rene Vázquez||TKO||2 (6), 0:26||23 Jul 2011||Coliseo Olímpico de la UdeG, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|9||Win||9–0||Jorge Morales||TKO||2 (6)||25 Mar 2011||Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|8||Win||8–0||Mario Alberto García||TKO||3 (8), 2:22||26 Feb 2011||Poliforum Zamna, Mérida, Mexico|
|7||Win||7–0||Jesus Santillan||TKO||7 (8)||22 Jan 2011||Arena Neza, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico|
|6||Win||6–0||Jorge Otocani Reynoso||TKO||1 (6), 2:07||6 Nov 2010||Poliforum Zamna, Mérida, Mexico|
|5||Win||5–0||Fabian Ruiz||KO||1 (6), 2:23||2 Oct 2010||Coliseo Olímpico de la UdeG, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|4||Win||4–0||Jose Luis Medellin||TKO||2 (4)||4 Sep 2010||Arena Solidaridad, Monterrey, Mexico|
|3||Win||3–0||Juan Antonio Duque||TKO||2 (4)||21 Aug 2010||Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|2||Win||2–0||Hector Esnar Bobadilla||UD||4||29 May 2010||Arena Tecate, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|1||Win||1–0||Claudio Palacios||KO||1 (4)||10 Apr 2010||Palenque de la Feria, Durango, Mexico|
- List of super bantamweight boxing champions
- List of WBC world champions
- List of Mexican boxing world champions
- NotiFight: "Oscar Ortiz y Fanny G. Azua, claves en el éxito de Rey Vargas."  (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 December 2017.
- "Rey Vargas Decisions Gavin McDonnell, Captures WBC Title". boxingscene.
- El Universal; Notimex: “México tiene nuevo campeón mundial de box: Rey Vargas” February 25, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2017 (in Spanish).
|Awards and achievements|
Title last held byHozumi Hasegawa
| WBC super bantamweight champion
February 25, 2017 - present