By Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing)
On the day that not just the boxing world, but the world was shocked by the passing of ‘The Greatest’, Muhammad Ali, Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido served up a 12-round war. Which is without a doubt a fight of the year contender and a fight Ali himself would of been pleased with.
For 12-rounds both fighters landed solid shots to the head and body and although Vargas wilted near the end, the battle ended in a draw. Two judges scoring the contest 114-114 and one 115-113 in favour of Vargas. Who retained his title since winning it against Takashi Miura by ninth-round decision back in November 2015.
Both combatants thought they had won and with the way the fight was fought. Surely there is a case for them to meet again soon.
Here is some highlights from the fight:by