The vacant WBC super-lightweight title is on the line when Rey Vargas and O'Shaquie Foster clash in San Antonio in the early hours of Sunday morning.
It’s a highly-anticipated contest, which would see the unbeaten Vargas become a three-division world champion, having previously held titles at featherweight and super-bantamweight.
The Mexican is the 4/7 favourite for the San Antonio showdown, with Foster a 5/4 shot.
Foster suffered a pair of defeats earlier on in his career, but the wins have begun to flow for Ice Water and he has recorded a pair of excellent victories over Miguel Roman and Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov in his last two fights.
|What||Rey Vargas v O'Shaquie Foster|
|Where||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas|
|When||05:00, Sunday 12th February 2023|
|Odds||Vargas 4/7, Draw 12/1, Foster 5/4|
The fight will take place in the early hours of Sunday 12th February 2023.
The main card is expected to kick off at 02:00 and the feature event between Vargas v Foster is expected to get underway at around 05:00.
Exact times will depend on the duration of previous undercard bouts.
The bout will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The 64,000 five-level stadium is a top-class venue and it has played host to a string of big events.
The Alamodome is currently the home of the San Antonio Brahmas of the XFL and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
The venue was previously used by NBA side the San Antonio Spurs and UIL State Football Playoff games are regularly held in the Alamodome.
The Rolling Stones, U2, Prince, Elton John, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, George Strait, Britney Spears and Guns N' Roses have all played at the San Antonio venue.
The fight will be shown live on Showtime in the US.
Sky Sports have previously linked up with the American broadcasters, but as yet no UK channel has picked up the rights.
Vargas is the 4/7 favourite to win the vacant title and maintain his unbeaten record. Foster is a 5/4 and the draw shouldn’t go unconsidered at 12/1.
Vargas is 20/21 to win By Decision or Technical Decision and 13/2 to win By KO, TKO or Disqualification.
Foster is 11/4 to win By Decision or Technical Decision and 9/2 to win KO, TKO or Disqualification.
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The vacant WBC super-lightweight title is on the line this weekend.
Vargas has previously held world belts at two different weight classes and is looking to become a three-division champion.
Vargas is unbeaten in 36 professional bouts.
The Mexican is a former feather and super-bantamweight champion and the 32-year-old has seen 22 of his victories come by stoppage.
Vargas produced an excellent display when defeating the previously unbeaten Mark Magsayoat at this very venue last year.
The Otumba boxer also recorded good wins over Azat Hovhannisyan, Ronny Rios and Gavin McDonnell earlier in his career.
Foster suffered a couple of early setbacks in his career, but the Texas man has bounced back to become a world-level performer.
The 29-year-old recorded a superb victory over the previously unbeaten Yaqubov last year.
Ice Water won the WBC silver super-featherweight belt when defeating Jon Fernandez in 2018.
The Texas man is a heavy-hitting 130lbs performer and 11 of Foster’s 19 victories have come by knockout.
There is a good welterweight contest between Mario Barrios and Jovanie Santiago, while Lenier Pero and Viktor Faust clash in the heavyweight ranks.