News | Jun 05 2016

Francisco Vargas retains title after drawing with Orlando Salido in a barnburner

Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido serve up an incredible fight
francisco vargas vs Orlando salido
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FRANCISCO VARGAS is still the WBC super-featherweight champion after drawing with Orlando Salido in an expected war at the StubHub Center in California last night.

Scores of 114-114 twice and 115-113 for Vargas ensured the Mexican kept the title he won from Takashi Miura last year, in another terrific fight.

“I think it was a great fight and a fight that the fans liked. I feel really good about this decision,” Vargas said afterwards.