A video has emerged of a sparring session between former world champion Fernando Vargas’ son and another young man behind closed doors in a boxing gym.
Sparring at a young age always has to be monitored carefully in that two fighters are matched relatively evenly, where possible, so that one is not outclassed and injury risked.
The following video is coming in for a lot of heat at the moment that shows Vargas failing to stop the spar and allowing one young man to get knocked out:
Emiliano Vargas with the heavy KO in sparring as father Fernando watches on. pic.twitter.com/OZoQAOTaem
— EditinKing Boxing 🥊 (@EditinKing) August 10, 2018
Leading professional fighters, among fans, were not impressed with Fernando Vargas for not stepping in:
It’s one thing taking liberties in sparring it’s another thing to post a video 🤬 https://t.co/GLnJbRDkpg
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) August 11, 2018
That’s terrible man. Hit a kid (who looks outclassed to begin with) with 15 unanswered shots after he’s already clearly been hurt… Great coaching
— caleb truax (@GoldenCalebT) August 11, 2018
That kind of crap is tough to watch. Not what sparring is supposed to be.
— Boxing Freak (@BoxingFreak247) August 11, 2018
What the absolute fuck??
— TheCobrasConk (@TheCobrasConk) August 11, 2018
That’s not what sparring is supposed to be about…
— @BarbosaBox (@BarbosaBox) August 10, 2018
Terrible coaching that mate completely diff levels
— Enzo Maccarinelli (@theRealEnzoMac) August 11, 2018
Bro sparing aint about breaking some gezza to bitz
— dion donadi (@Poladog1) August 11, 2018
Disgraceful unnecessary abuse. The coaches in that gym should be ashamed of themselves. Posting this on twitter as though its a teachable moment is pathetic & narcissistic . This is not what boxing is about.
— Gary Pippa (@PippaGary) August 11, 2018