Orangeville boxer Josh Wagner fighting for a second title

May 11, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

Local boxer, Josh Wagner, will be fighting for his second title when he steps into the ring in Barrie in July.

Wagner, who is 15-0 in his professional record, will be up against Williams Andrew Herrera.

Herrera fights out of La Calera, Cordoba, Argentina and will come to the ring with a 15-1 record, including six KOs.

They will be fighting for the IMBO Americas Welterweight title, which is currently vacant.

Wagner previously won the IBA Intercontinental Welterweight title in a fight with Jorge Perez in Brampton in September 2022.

The bout will be the co-main event on the card, and it will be an important one. The winner will be ranked in the top 15 in the International Boxing Organization.

“Once you’re recognized as in the top 15 by one organization, it’s a lot easier to be recognized by the other organizations,” Wagner explained.

With the fight still two months away, Wagner said he hasn’t fully started going into training mode yet.

“I’m still in the gym and still doing my runs, but I’m not going all out right now,” Wagner said. “I’m still staying in shape so when I do start training for this fight I won’t be like a fish out of water.”

He usually goes through an intense eight-week training program before a fight.

Wagner said he is looking forward to what will be a huge fight in both boxers’ careers.

“It will be two really good records going at each other,” Wagner told the Citizen.

During his career, Wagner has had eight KOs over 15 fights.

Both fighters in the upcoming bout are close in age; Wagner is 30, and Herrara is 27. They are also close in height and reach, with Wagner standing at 5’11”, and Herrera at 5’10”.

The championship bout is scheduled for July 8 at the Sadlon Arena in Barrie.

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