Antonio Vargas headlines “Night of Champions III” on May 12

WBA Continental Americas bantamweight champ Antonio Vargas will heading “Night of Champions III” Friday, May 12 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL.

A 2016 United States Olympian, Vargas scored an outstanding 6th round blockage of competitor Michell Banquez February 25 at the Caribe Royale. Fighting out of Kissimmee, FL, the popular Vargas is 16-1 with 9 wins by knockout and he’s ranked #7 by the World Boxing Association (WBA).

Vargas will protect his title in the 10 round centerpiece against Francisco Pedroza Portillo of Tijuana, Mexico. On August 20, 2022, Portillo scored a stunning consentaneous choice over previous world champ and 3 time United States Olympian Rau’shee Warren. Portillo, 18-11-2 (10 KO’s), aims to thwart Vargas’ momentum and rating his 2nd straight upset.

“Night of Champions III” is promoted by Boxlab Promotions in association with Warriors Boxing, GH3 Promotions and Orlando Boxing Promotions. It will air through tape hold-up on CBS Sports Network Saturday, May 13 from 7-9 pm eastern.

In the telecasted co-feature, Brooklyn, NY’s Junior “The Young God” Younan, 17-0 (11 KO’s), fulfills Alan Campa in a 8 round incredibly middleweight contest. In his newest bout, the 27-year-old Younan damaged Dauren Yeleussinov (10-1-1) in less than a round. Campa coming from Sonora, Mexico, is 18-7 with 12 of those wins by knockout.

Cuban welterweight phenom Damian Lescaille will open the telecast in a 8 rounder. Lescaille, who now calls Miami, FL his house, is 3-0 with 2 KO’s. He’ll deal with a challenger to be revealed.

“Caribe Royale is delighted to bring its Championship Boxing Series back for Night of Champions III,” stated Amaury Piedra of Boxlab Promotions.

“We have an excellent night of boxing established for the Orlando public and our hotel visitors also. As constantly, we will have a champion bout on the card with quick increasing and number 7 ranked Antonio Vargas safeguarding his WBA Continental Americas Title.

“He constantly draws out his devoted fans which produces an excellent environment in the location. Junior Younan and Damian Lescaille are likewise all set to place on a program for the fans in addition to numerous regional favorites. Caribe Royale advances its objective to be the very best 4 diamond Resort in Orlando using its visitors a wide array of unforgettable experiences like this one.”

Heavyweight Henrich Ruiz, junior welterweight Tayre Jones, light-weight Otha Jones III, junior welterweight Julio Rosa, light heavyweight Daine Smile, junior welterweight Jonathan Cortes, bantamweight Kevin Nunez and ladies’s junior welterweight Shamara Woods will all deal with challengers to be revealed in different undercard bouts.

Doors open at 6 pm and the very first fight starts at 7.

Tickets from $40 are on sale at


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