Julio Rosa Steps Up to Face Alex Vargas for WBA Continental USA Championship
Originally slated to be the main event, Matt Conway of Pittsburgh was set to square off against Long Island’s fan favorite, Alex Vargas (13-0, 5 KO’s). Unfortunately, Conway had to withdraw from the fight due to a training-related fractured elbow. Puerto Rican-born Julio Rosa, now based in Orlando, Florida, has courageously accepted the challenge, making the Vargas-Rosa super lightweight bout the new main event. This clash will determine the holder of the vacant WBA Continental USA Championship, offering both fighters their first opportunity to claim a title in their professional careers.
Alex Vargas, aiming for his 10th appearance at The Paramount in Suffolk County, is determined to secure the most significant victory of his career by clinching his first regional title. Winning this championship will propel him up the super lightweight rankings and mark a pivotal moment in his professional journey. Vargas maintains his dedication to the mission of becoming the new WBA Continental Champion.
On the opposing side, Julio Rosa (8-3, 4 KO’s) is no stranger to the taste of success, having won four of his last five bouts. Despite his recent majority decision loss, Rosa remains determined and hungry to return to Orlando with the WBA title in his grasp. This main event title fight is a reflection of his eight years of dedication to the sport, both in the amateur and professional ranks, all in pursuit of his dream of becoming a world champion.
Expressing his gratitude, Julio Rosa acknowledged the role of Joe DeGuardia and Star Boxing for opening the doors to this championship opportunity. Representing Bayamon, Puerto Rico, a proud boxing hub eager for triumph, Rosa is poised to make the most of this moment in New York on October 28th. He is resolute in his commitment to giving his all in pursuit of his dream of one day becoming a world champion in the 140-pound division.
This compelling bout promises to be a significant stepping stone in the careers of both Vargas and Rosa, with the winner taking home the WBA Continental USA Championship. Boxing enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating this clash of determination and skill in the super lightweight division.