Bellport boxer sees eighth bout

Undefeated “El Toro” heads back to Fla.


Alex Vargas, a 25-year-old boxer from Bellport, seeks to lengthen his win streak. Currently sporting seven wins, zero losses, and zero draws, Vargas will fight in his eighth bout on Oct. 17 in Lakeland, Fla. at Polk Theater.

“I have had some tougher fights,” Vargas said, continuing on to explain that his previous win, for example, was against the only undefeated boxer in Florida.

Vargas’ father, Michael, agreed and said that the upcoming fight versus Ayron Palmer from Florida will be his “lightest fight” thus far.

“We have fought seven even tough fights,” Michael Vargas said, explaining that boxers are typically introduced to their fighting career with easier bouts. “We went to Florida six weeks ago and fought their undefeated guy and beat him.”

Alex “El Toro” Vargas’ ninth fight is also scheduled for Nov. 21 in Tampa, Florida. However, his opponent is not yet known.

Beginning his career with strong, local opponents, Vargas is now branching off to further distances.

“When they are bringing you up, you are put in lighter fights to build up your record,” Vargas explained, though he did the opposite. “I had some tough fights at the beginning to help me in the long run, mentally and physically.”

When asked about his fighting style, Vargas responded with “adaptive.”

“I don’t really have one style,” he said. “I try to figure out my opponent, figure out how to fight against his style. Every fight is different.”

His next opponent, Ayron Palmer, 32, has four losses in his professional career, zero wins, and zero draws. Palmer is a southpaw in the super light division.


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