The fight between Rey Vargas vs O’Shaquie Foster will start at 9 p.m. ET, and the main event ring walks are scheduled for midnight. ET
Rey Vargas, already undefeated as a two-division champion, plans to begin his 2023 boxing season aiming for a third championship. On February 11, Vargas faces O’Shaquie Foster for the vacant WBC super featherweight title.
The Alamodome, in San Antonio, is the setting for the fight.
Information on Vargas vs. Foster, such as the fight card, broadcast channel, odds, and more, can be found below.
When will Rey Vargas vs O’Shaquie Foster fight?
- Day: February 11, Saturday.
- Time of the main card: 9 p.m. EST (2 a.m. GMT).
- Time of the main event: 11:30 p.m. EST / 4:30 a.m. GMT
It’s been set for Saturday, February 11: Vargas vs. Foster. The main card kicks off at 9 p.m. ET, 2 a.m. GMT. Depending on the length of the undercard bouts, we can expect to see Vargas and Foster enter the ring around 11:30 p.m. ET or 4:30 a.m. GMT.
How to watch Rey Vargas vs O’Shaquie Foster Live
Live Broadcast: Rey Vargas vs O’Shaquie Foster Live
Where is the Rey Vargas vs O’Shaquie Foster fight to take place?
The Alamodome in San Antonio is the site of Vargas vs. Foster. With its spacious seating, the arena can accommodate up to 40,000 spectators for major boxing events.
Rey Vargas vs O’Shaquie Foster Preview
Mike Coppinger of ESPN.com reports that the long-awaited fight between Rey Vargas and O’Shaquie Foster will be the main event of Showtime’s card on February 11 from the San Antonio Alamodome.
The WBC junior lightweight (130 lb.) championship is up for grabs in this fight between Vargas and Foster. Subriel Matias and Jeremias Ponce’s fight for the IBF junior welterweight (140 lbs.) title, which was previously reported, is still scheduled to take place on the night in question.
With a victory, Vargas (36-0, 22 KO), 32, will attempt to become a three-division champion. He defeated Gavin McDonnell of England to become the 122-pound WBC champion in February 2017, and he successfully defended his title five times between August 2017 and July 2019.
After that, Vargas switched stables from Golden Boy to Premier Boxing Champions and waited almost three years before making the jump to featherweight in November 2021. He defeated Mark Magsayo for the WBC featherweight title in July of this year, also at the Alamodome.
Vargas moved up to try and win one of the belts left vacant by Shakur Stevenson in September after plans to unify at featherweight with Leo Santa Cruz fell through.
Vargas, who won seven national titles and a gold medal at the Pan American Championships in 2009, began competing professionally in 2010. Defeating Gavin McDonnell in 2017 for the WBC super-bantamweight title, Vargas had previously won the WBC Youth Silver super-bantamweight title. Five times, he successfully defended the belt. Vargas won the WBC featherweight title with a victory over Mark Magsayo in July.
However, Vargas and Leo Santa Cruz were unable to agree on terms for a fight for Santa Cruz’s WBA (super) featherweight title. Therefore, Vargas switched gears and now trains to win the super-featherweight division.
We’ll be back at the Alamodome on February 11 because “it’s definitely a beautiful venue and a place where I have wonderful memories,” as Vargas put it. I want to give the crowd a show, and I dare Foster to throw everything he has at me. Give the people what they want—the fans. I’ve faced every conceivable fighting style, so nothing shocks me anymore. I get the impression that Foster is planning to take the initiative soon. I’m prepared for a tactical battle if he chooses to engage me in one.
In 2012, Foster made the jump to professional sports. Foster has won nine consecutive games after going 2-2 in 2015 and 2016. He won the WBC Silver super featherweight title by knocking out Jon Fernandez. His most recent bout was in March against Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov, which he won by unanimous decision.
Foster expressed his gratitude to Vargas for challenging him to fight for the world title. Recently, I’ve had to take a lot of zeros, and Vargas will be added to that total. To make a name for Orange, Texas, and set an example for future generations, I intend to become its first world champion. I’m prepared to prove that I belong among the best fighters in the world.
Rey Vargas vs O’Shaquie Foster Fight card
- WBC Super-Featherweight Title Fight: Rey Vargas vs O’Shaquie Foster
- Super-lightweights Mario Barrios and Jovanie Santiago
- Heavyweights Lenier Pero and Viktor Vykhryst
- Match: Light-heavyweights Daniel Heinen vs. James Wohlschlegel