Vargas vs Salido Turns Into Mexican Style Draw - It was the type of combat the Carson, California's StubHub Center is becoming well known for as WBC super featherweight champion Fernando Vargas and challenger Orlando Salido fought twelve toe to toe rounds and decided nothing.

The fight came atop a full night of fights promoted by Golden Boy, and the fight aired on HBO in the United States. Vargas fought a "Fight of the Year" performance in 2015 against Japan's Takashi Miura to take the belt, and Salido has a resume full of crowd pleasing fights so fireworks were expected. Once the bell rang it took very little before the fight turned into internecine warfare. Unlike a lot of fights where fighters turn to finesse to win the day, these two abandoned the jab almost altogether and fought in a phone booth the whole way. Both fighters referred to their heritage and what they called the "Mexican *Style".

In the end, the result was a majority draw, and it almost seemed appropriate. Vargas' face was cut and swollen but he never stopped fighting. Salido showed how he is a master at executing a gameplan, and Salido was confident that he had done enough to win the fight in the post fight interviews. For Salido, he may return to the featherweight division where money fights await him.

 
Vargas vs Salido Turns Into Mexican Style Draw
The possibilities for both men coming off of the fight abound, as both men delivered a barnburner that will get heavy "Fight of the Year" consideration. Both men saw rivals Takashi Miura and Vasyl Lomachenko attend the show live. Miura traveled all the way from Tokyo, while Lomachenko figts next weekend in NY, so both men were very interested in this fight. Lomachenko is 7-1 overall and he holds a world title at featherweight, but his one career loss came at the hands of Salido and he wants a re-match.