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Houston Fighter of the Month: Lightweight Carmen Vargas

by on Jun.05, 2015, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

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Action fighter Carmen Vargas of the Marquez Boxing Gym scored two big wins in May which earned her top honors in the Bayou City.

As stated in these pages before, Vargas has had a tough time getting fights so she knows she has to make the most of her limited opportunities.

Of course, her paramount objective is to compete in the 2016 Olympics at Lightweight in the Rio Games. However, unlike other fighters spewing only pipe dreams, she has already faced the top ranked in Mikaela Mayer.

Vargas took the fight to her slender foe, but lost a tough decision to her first time around. She is banking on a different outcome when the pair meet again in the Olympic Trials.

Mayer is a fair boxer that knows how to use her height and reach to reasonable effectiveness, but the truth of the matter is that she is not a physically strong fighter.

Vargas gave her more experienced opponent all that she wanted, and she has been working on augmenting several new weapons into her style commencing this past month.

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The first came May 1st at the annual Steaks & Stogies III in Bryan, while the second came at the Ron Collins Boxing Tournament in Humble on May 23rd.

What makes her accomplishments all the more significant is this fact. She is doing more than any other female fighter on a local level to maintain interest in the sport since the great Marlen Esparza departed for the greener pastures of Colorado Springs.

Vargas has sparred with Esparza in the past and the AIBA Women’s World Flyweight Champion had nothing but positive things to say about her.

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“For someone that has been boxing for around several years or so, she has made a lot of progress thus far. Carmen is a very strong fighter, very confident and determined. She is eager to learn and her work ethic is very good” says The Champion of Champions.

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**Dedicated to WBA World Welterweight Champion Andrew “Six Heads” Lewis. Rest In Peace Brave Warrior.**


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