• By Miguel Maravilla Photo Credit: Ray

Francisco Vargas Media Day


Former WBC super featherweight champion Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KOs) of Mexico City hosted a media workout Tuesday afternoon at the Westside Boxing Club in West Los Angeles as he faces "Lightning" Rod Salka (24-4, 4 KOs) Thursday April 12 as he headlines Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.

"We had a great camp with Joel,"

"I'm fighting an experienced fighter and he will come well prepared,"

"I know that this will be a good fight and I'm ready. I plan on once again to give a good fight,"

Also participating in the workout was San Diego's Genaro "El Conde" Gamez (7-0, 5 KOs) will go up against Filipino boxer Recky "The Terror" Dulay (10-3, 7 KOs) in a scheduled 8-round lightweight fight.

"This fight I'm going up against a tough Filipino. This is a test but it's no exception,"

Training camp has gone well aand I'm well prepared,"

"I will give a good entertaining fight, "

Rancho Mirage's Javier Padilla (5-0-1, 5 KOs), who will fight in a scheduled six-round super bantamweight affair against Mexico City's Ricardo Arias (1-2-1)

"It's going to be a good fight. This is a rematch with a guy I drawed against. I I'll be more than ready,"

Aaron "Silencer" McKenna (2-0, 1 KO) will return against a soon-to-be-announced opponent in a four-round welterweight fight

"I'm delighted to be returning to Fantasy Springs so soon after my knockout win last week. I train hard as if I'm fighting every week. I'm ready and my team is ready. I look forward to putting on another great performance for the fans. See you all on April 12.

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