Takashi Miura will make the fifth defense of his WBC super featherweight crown against top-ranked Mexican Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas on Nov. 21, his Teiken Gym announced on Friday.
“It will be a like dream fighting on such a big stage,” Miura told a news conference at the Teiken Gym in Tokyo.
“My opponent is top-ranked and a strong fighter that is unbeaten. I couldn’t ask for anything more,” added the southpaw.
Right-hander Vargas has a record of 22-0-1 (16 knockouts).
“From what I have seen (of Vargas) on video, he is aggressive and he will come at me,” Miura said. “If that is the case, it will be a great fight (for spectators to watch).”
Miura defeated Australian Billy Dib with a third-round TKO in his last title defense on May 1 in Tokyo, improving to 29-2-2 (22 knockouts).
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