MONTREAL, CANADA (February 5, 2010) Colombian amateur Samuel Vargas will make his pro debut against Todd Furler, this Saturday, February 6th at the Montreal Casino in Quebec, Canada in a scheduled four round welterweight bout.

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Vargas immigrated to Canada at age 16 in search of a better life. Arriving in Toronto, Vargas started boxing under the guidance of famed Canadian trainer Chris Johnson.

Hitting the sparring ring against world class professionals including Steve Molitor, Logan McGuinness and Andrew Singh Kooner, Vargas quickly earned the respect of his peers.

Said former bronze medalist and head trainer, “Vargas has the heart of a Lion, he does not know the word Quit!! I expect big things from this young man in the future.”

About his upcoming bout, Vargas stated, “I’m looking forward to my debut this Saturday night and would like to thank Hennessy Sports and Group Yvon Michel for the opportunity.”

Undefeated Canadian puncher David Lemieux headlines the six fight card at the Montreal Casino in Quebec , Canada on February 6 when he faces Jason Naugler for the vacant Canadian middleweight title.

The six fight card also includes former world title challenger Herman Ngoudjo, who faces Silverio Ortiz in a non title eight rounder. Ngoudjo has not fought since dropping a 12 round decision to Juan Urango for the IBF welterweight title in January 2009 and will be looking to impress as he plans another assault on the world title.

Hennessy Sports is a one of the World’s most accomplished Boxing promotional companies. Founded in 2002, the firm operates under a simple philosophy – bring the best boxers in the world to fight fans and match them in the most entertaining bouts possible. In 2006 Hennessy Sports founder and CEO Mick Hennessy Partnered with Canadian Businessman and long time associate Adam Harris to form Hennessy Sports Canada. Hennessy Sports head office is located in London , England and has offices in Toronto , Canada . For information on Hennessy Sports, please visit

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