Vargas in 2010
|Real name||Jessie Vargas|
|Nickname(s)||La Nueva Generacion|
|Rated at||Light Welterweight (140 lb)
Welterweight (147 lb)
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
May 10, 1989 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Wins by KO||9|
Roger Mayweather has trained Vargas since he first laced on a pair of gloves at age eight and since he was ten years old Jessie has also been trained by former world champion Cornelius Boza Edwards.
In September 2008, Vargas won his pro debut against the undefeated Joel Gonzalez by first round K.O.
Jessie became infamous when in a fight against Trenton Titsworth, Vargas was kissed on the neck and an enraged Vargas responded by hitting on the break. Titsworth was deducted two points, Vargas one.
In his twelfth fight he knocked out a former IBO Light Welterweight Champion Daniel Sarmiento of Argentina. The bout was the main event of FSN's Fight Night Club. In his next fight Vargas won an eight-round unanimous decision against Mexican Ramón Montaño on the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana.
On March 16, 2013, Vargas won a unanimous decision against Wale Omotoso.
Vargas vs. DeMarco
On November 22, 2014, Vargas made his second title defense against Mexican superstar and former lightweight world champion, Antonio DeMarco. This fight took place at The Venetian Macao in Macau, SAR on the undercard of Pacquiao vs. Algeri.
Professional boxing record
- Jesse Vargas Talks Career, Training With Mayweather – Boxing News. Boxingscene.com (2010-02-05). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
- Donovan, Jake (2012-06-22). "Vargas on Parting With Mayweather, Joining Top Rank". BoxingScene. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
- Fischer, Doug. (2010-09-30) Mayweather, Boza Edwards have high hopes for Vargas. RingTV. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
- USA vs. MEXICO DUAL – JANUARY 18 – SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. MAA Boxing. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
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- BoxRec Boxing Records. Boxrec.com (2008-09-05). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
- Jesse Vargas vs. Trenton Titsworth – Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
- Boxer Titsworth Kisses Opponent Then Gets KO’d. Sportsbybrooks (2008-11-12). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
- Rosenthal, Michael. (2010-09-30) Vargas takes out Sarmiento in first round. RingTV. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
- Jessie Vargas Destroys Pablo Sarmiento. Doghouseboxing.com (2010-10-02). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
- Boxing – Vargas annihilates Sarmiento. Fightnews.com (2010-09-30). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
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- BoxRec Boxing Records. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
- Boxing – Vargas to face Harris on April 8. Fightnews.com (2011-03-30). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
- Vargas' Professional Boxing Record –. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
- Jessie Vargas on Twitter
- Jessie Vargas on Facebook
- Professional boxing record for Jessie Vargas from BoxRec
|WBA Super Lightweight Champion
April 12, 2014 – present