The WBC Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve the petition from current WBC featherweight champion, Rey Vargas from Mexico, to fight for the vacant super featherweight title against mandatory contender of the division and WBC silver champion O´Shaquie Foster. The title became vacant as former champion Shakur Stevenson lost it while not being able to make the weight for his title defense against Robson Conceição.

Undefeated Vargas was the WBC super-bantamweight from 2017-2019 and made 5 title defenses, he then moved up in weight and won the featherweight title just in his last fight defeating former champion Mark Magsayo. The WBC has ordered a free negotiations period for the Vargas vs Foster fight. The winner of this fight will be committed to make two mandatory defenses as per WBC rules and regulations.