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Mayweather Opponent Scratched

May 19, 1999

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Floyd Mayweather will have a new opponent when he defends his WBC super featherweight title Saturday night.

Mayweather was supposed to meet Goyo Vargas on the undercard of the Oscar De La Hoya-Oba Carr welterweight title fight, but Vargas pulled out Wednesday because of illness.

Promoter Bob Arum was trying to find a substitute opponent for Mayweather, spokesman Lee Samuels said.

``Mayweather will be in the ring Saturday night,″ Samuels said.

The promoter for Vargas, America Presents, said the fighter had a sinus infection and gastroenteritis that led to dehydration.

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