Make it 13 in a row for Josue Vargas…
The 22-year-old Latino boxer soundly outboxed his opponent Willie Shaw for his 13th straight win on Saturday evening in front of a sellout crowd at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida.
In the first round of his junior welterweight bout against Shaw, Vargas’ knees buckled in the corner as Shaw looked to pick up a surprise knockdown or even a stoppage. Instead, Vargas rallied.
And while he was stunned once more, Vargas was too much for Shaw in what was ultimately judged a unanimous decision by scores of a 98-92, 99-91 and 99-91. It was Vargas’ 13th consecutive victory.
Vargas (19-1, 9 KOs), 22, of Bronx, New York, was more compact than Shaw (13-3, 9 KOs), 28, of Oakland, California, who had a much longer frame and threw punches from awkward angles.
While that was effective for Shaw at times, it wasn’t enough to put Vargas on the canvas. After the early blip, Vargas utilized his technique and a ripping body attack to keep Shaw from inflicting too much punishment in coasting to victory.