A potential super bantamweight title unification could be coming in 2019.
According to a report from ESPN, there is talks of a fight between world champions Daniel Roman and Rey Vargas being explored for 2019. Both fighters compete under companies who have broadcasting deals with the DAZN streaming service and the two could potentially meet in the coming months.
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, who promotes Roman, said he's in talks of making such a fight happen, which would unify the WBA and WBC titles. Roman is coming off a title defense back in October, when he stopped Gavin McDonnell in the 10th round on the undercard of the Jessie Vargas vs. Thomas Dulorme main event. After the fight, Roman stated that he wanted to fight either Vargas or WBO champion Isaac Dogboe.
"We'll probably look to make Roman and [fellow world titlist Rey] Vargas for a unification. Good fight. We'll work it out," Hearn said.
Eric Gomez, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, who promotes Vargas, also spoke to ESPN on the potential matchup, saying his side is also interested in such a fight.
"We want to do that fight," Gomez said.
Vargas has been battling a number of injuries and ailments since his most recent title defense, which took place in May. Vargas underwent surgery after the fight and then recently had pneumonia which further delayed his in-ring return. With Vargas not fighting, the WBC created an interim super bantamweight title, which was won by Tomoki Kameda on November 12 in Japan.