US Olympian Antonio Vargas will return against Wilner Soto at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee Florida on February 22.
WBO #15 Antonio Vargas (9-0, 3 KOs) is fighting for the seventh time in his hometown of Kissimmee. Vargas, and is the current NABF Bantamweight titleholder, having claimed the vacant title in his last outing against the tough Mexican contender Jorge “El Wero” Perez. Vargas returns to defend his title against Wilner Soto (21-5 12 KO) of Canalete, Colombia over eight rounds. The young Olympic prospect looks to start off the year with a strong first defense and continue his trend in the pro ranks. Antonio is an activist for Workers Rights and is Locally Sponsored by The Carpenters Local Union 1820, who’s members work at Disney World in Kissimmee !
John Karl Sosa (13-3, 6 KOs) of Caugas, Puerto Rico, is making his return to the ring after a one-year layoff. His comeback fight will be a classic battle of Puerto Rico vs Mexico as John Karl is set to face Alejandro “Bad Boy” Barbosa (11-3, 7 KOs) of Jamay Jalisco, Mexico. Sosa looks to bounce back after suffering a hard fought 10 round split decision loss to world ranked contender Rashidi Ellis.
The special attraction bout of the night features rising middleweight prospect Carlos Monroe Jr (11-0, 8 KOs) squaring off against Jonathan “Oso” Tavira (17-6, 13 KOs) in a 10 round bout.
The show is rounded off by a battle of lightweights. Emmanuel “Tito” Morales (9-3, 5 KOs) faces Pedro “Perico” Amigon (6-11) over 6 rounds.