Rey Vargas vs Franklin Manzanilla

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Rey Vargas vs Franklin Manzanilla
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Average: 2.3 (3 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Location: 
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
122
Titles at Stake: 
WBC Super Bantamweight World Title (Vargas's 4th defence)
Referee: 
Raul Caiz Sr

Official Judging
Lou Moret 117 - 108
Pat Russell 117 - 108
Dennis O'Connell 117 - 108

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Rey Vargas
                                                                    
10
8
10
10
10
9.88
10
10
9.55
10
10
10
Franklin Manzanilla
                                                                    
9
10
9
9
9
9.22
8.11
8.11
9.44
9
9
9


Fan Cards: Rey Vargas vs Franklin Manzanilla


scorecard by ABURIUS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REY VARGAS
10
8
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
117
FRANKLIN MANZANILLA
9
10
9
9
9
10
8
8
10
9
9
9
109


scorecard by MJARSULIC
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REY VARGAS
10
8
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
117
FRANKLIN MANZANILLA
9
10
9
9
9
9
8
8
10
9
9
9
108


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REY VARGAS
10
8
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
118
FRANKLIN MANZANILLA
9
10
9
9
9
9
8
8
9
9
9
9
107


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REY VARGAS
10
8
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
118
FRANKLIN MANZANILLA
9
10
9
9
9
9
8
8
9
9
9
9
107


scorecard by GOOSU
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REY VARGAS
10
8
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
116
FRANKLIN MANZANILLA
9
10
9
9
9
10
8
8
10
9
9
9
109


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REY VARGAS
10
8
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
118
FRANKLIN MANZANILLA
9
10
9
9
9
9
8
8
9
9
9
9
107


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REY VARGAS
10
8
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
118
FRANKLIN MANZANILLA
9
10
9
9
9
9
8
8
9
9
9
9
107


scorecard by OTURN10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REY VARGAS
10
8
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
118
FRANKLIN MANZANILLA
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
REY VARGAS
10
8
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
117
FRANKLIN MANZANILLA
9
10
9
9
9
9
8
8
10
9
9
9
108


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

I think this fight is happening for one reason, and that is that Manzanilla beat Julio Ceja in his last fight, pulled out the upset. Manzanilla is 18-4, apart from the Ceja fight, he hasn't fought anywhere near world level, he fought for a Fedobal title in 2014 (9 rounds scheduled), he had a 10 round fight in 2017, but that was against an opponent who had lost as many as he'd won, and apart from those 3 fights, it's all been small fights, 8 rounds or less. Vargas didn't really impress in his last fight, he isn't considered the strongest of the champions, his performances against McDonnell and Negrete were good, he is an undefeated world champion, but he seems to be another one of these champions who defends his belt for a while, but against questionable challengers, and is excluded from the mix, becomes a forgotten champion, hopefully he can be in a meaningful fight in 2019, a unification against Navarrete or Roman would be great to see.

Manzanilla has only one decision win, 17 KOs, 77%, his power might not be what it seems when it comes to world level, because obviously knocking out the opponents he's fought isn't the same as knocking out opponents at world level, but if his KO ratio is anything to go by, he is a puncher, he did step up in his last fight, stopped Ceja, didn't get found out for not hitting as hard as he seemed to, might well still be dangerous when he steps up to world level in this fight, and Vargas doesn't have a granite chin, has been dropped twice. Manzanilla has been stopped twice, dropped a minimum of 3 times, so he can be hurt, doesn't have a granite chin himself, but Vargas has not stopped an opponent for 2 and a half years, his world title win and 3 defences have all gone the distance, and he didn't score any knockdowns in those fights, he's not a puncher, Vargas.

I think if this is a dogfight, it's two fighters with questionable chins, one fighter who definitely isn't a puncher, an another fighter who may or may not take his power up to world level, so it will be interesting, but that is definitely the tempo Manzanilla should try to set, early, he can't let Vargas control distance, settle down and find that rhythm. I think for solid fundamentals, boxing in first gear, and overall boxing skills, it's a simple shut out for Vargas, and if he can stop Manzanilla making it a fight, throughout, he should win a shutout, but when a determined challenger is always pressing, trying to force the fight, it is very hard to keep it at that negative tempo for all 12 rounds.

I think Vargas will win a landslide UD, I think Manzanilla will hurt him a couple of times, but Vargas is skilled and experienced enough to recover and survive if he needs to, and he'll get his boxing back together, Manzanilla will struggle to make it a fight, will not be able to sustain his aggression, will sttuggle to find Vargas's chin, and will get out boxed for most of the fight.

I think Vargas wins a UD, 117-111/118-110.

Manzanilla has very sloppy technique but balances pace with patience and throws with real power. But Vargas is excellent a keeping aggressive power punchers at the end of his range. Vargas UD 118-110.

Champion97's picture

I agree, the whole reason Manzanilla got the shot, must have been because he beat Julio Ceja, not really enough to earn a world title shot in my opinion.

Gold's picture

It is just to give Vargas a tune-up coming off a shoulder injury and pneumonia. Vargas should be able to box Manzanilla without a lot of difficulties which is why they chose him as an opponent. Hopefully, the WBC will mandate Vargas vs. Kameda soon, that would be a good fight.

Champion97's picture

I was not aware of those issues. I suppose Manzanilla is coming off a momentum boosting win. Yeah that's a good fight, not a great match up because we know Kameda isn't a good world level fighter, but it is better than Vargas's recent fights.

Gold's picture

Yeah, and he's probably one of the best available opponents outside of a unification fight. It will be interesting to see if Golden Boy and Matchroom can work together for a title unification between Vargas and the Roman vs. Doheny winner down the road.

Champion97's picture

I think the champions at 122 need each other, the division isn't at it's best, but a unification bout is always good. I don't think any of them are that good apart from Rigondeaux, Roman did great against McDonnell, but did I underestimate McDonnell?, probably, and I thought Dogboe was very good, he lost to Navarrete, then again, that might have been more about him under estimating him, and Navarrete might be very underrated, still, I think Rigondeaux is so much better than the champions that despite the age aspect, he still beats them.