In a battle of two undefeated junior welterweights, American fighter Miguel Contreras, 11-0 (6 KOs) took on Rolando Vargas, 5-1 (5 KOs) of Mexico. Both fighters were looking to gain the edge in the first as they each found some success in exchanges. Contreras was a bit sharper with the right in the first and left Vargas with a bloody nose to tend.
In round two of six, Contreras was able to land the right cross to start thing with a bang. Contreras then continued to work behind what is a solid left jab. Vargas remained game but found himself coming up inches short. Contreras maintained control through the end of the round.
Contreras looked even more comfortable in the third as he bloodied the game Vargas even more by causing a gash on the right eye. Contreras was controlled as he ripped two and three punch combinations capsulated by sharp right hooks to the head. In the fourth replays showed that the cut on Vargas was caused by a headbutt early in the third. Contreras patiently pawed with the right jab as he continued to land his right. Vargas was able to land a right of his own midway through but it didn’t seem to deter Contreras.
Vargas landed two nice right hooks and a hard left to start the fifth as he looked to change things around. Vargas then found himself not throwing as he allowed Contreras time to work in his own combinations. The broadcast mentioned Contreras getting in quality sparring with the likes of Adam Lopez and Joshua Greer, Jr., which surely helped to lead into the fight.
Contreras remained on his game in the sixth as he ripped off combinations. With around a minute left, Vargas started to show life but that quickly faded as he started to reduce his punch output even more. Vargas continued to press forward but found no answer for Contreras as he continued to light Vargas up to close the round and fight.
When it was all said and done the scores read 58-56 from all three judges giving Miguel Contreras the win, his 11th straight.