WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (31-1, 18 KOs) will subsequent defend his crown in opposition to the necessary challenger of the division Rey Vargas (34-Zero, 22 KOs).
Jones comes from defeating Mongolia’s Tugstsogt Nyambayar in February final 12 months. Vargas, the previous WBC tremendous bantamweight champion, was named champion in recess as a consequence of a leg harm. Totally recovered, he was ratified because the necessary challenger for the featherweight division.
Promoter Tom Brown, head of TGB Promotions, will announce the date and place for this bout shortly.
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