Jessie Vargas

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Jessie Vargas
Jessie Vargas 2010.jpg
Vargas in 2010
Statistics
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)
Nationality American
Born (1989-05-10) May 10, 1989 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 26
Wins 26
Wins by KO 9
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

Jessie Vargas (born May 10, 1989 in Los Angeles, California) is an undefeated American boxer in the Welterweight division.[1] Vargas is trained by Robert Alcazar and is signed to Top Rank.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

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.[3]

Jessie had an impressive amateur career of 120–20. He was a two-time Mexican National Champion, a two U.S. Junior National Champion and was a member of the 2008 Mexican Olympic Team.[4][5]

Professional career[edit]

In September 2008, Vargas won his pro debut against the undefeated Joel Gonzalez by first round K.O.[6]

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.[7][8]

In his twelfth fight he knocked out a former IBO Light Welterweight Champion Daniel Sarmiento of Argentina.[9][10] The bout was the main event of FSN's Fight Night Club.[11][12] In his next fight Vargas won an eight-round unanimous decision against Mexican Ramón Montaño on the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana.[13]

On April 8, 2011, Vargas stopped former WBA Light Welterweight Champion, Vivian Harris. This bout was televised on TeleFutura.[14]

On March 16, 2013, Vargas won a unanimous decision against Wale Omotoso.

Vargas vs. DeMarco[edit]

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[edit]

26 Wins (9 knockouts, 17 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws[15]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 26–0 Mexico Antonio DeMarco UD 12 2014-11-22 China The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR Retained WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 25–0 Russia Anton Novikov UD 12 2014-08-02 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBA Light Welterweight title.
Win 24–0 Russia Khabib Allakhverdiev UD 12 2014-04-12 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBA & IBO Light Welterweight titles.
Win 23–0 Ghana Raymond Narh UD 10 2013-10-11 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 22–0 Australia Wale Omotoso UD 10 2013-03-16 United States The Home Depot Center, Carson, California Won vacant WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title.
Win 21–0 Armenia Vito Gasparyan UD 10 2012-12-07 United States Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 20–0 United States Aaron Martinez UD 10 2012-09-13 United States Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 19–0 United States Steve Forbes UD 10 2012-05-05 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 18–0 United States Lanardo Tyner UD 10 2012-02-24 United States Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 17–0 United States Josésito López SD 10 2011-09-17 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 16–0 Colombia Walter Estrada KO 2 (10), 0:38 2011-07-08 United States Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino, Primm, Nevada
Win 15–0 Guyana Vivian Harris RTD 1 (10), 3:00 2011-04-08 United States Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino, Primm, Nevada
Win 14–0 Mexico Cristian Favela UD 8 2011-02-24 United States L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California
Win 13–0 Mexico Ramón Montaño UD 8 2010-12-11 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 12–0 Argentina Daniel Sarmiento KO 1 (8), 1:31 2010-09-30 United States L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California
Win 11–0 United States Ernesto Zavala KO 6 (6), 0:33 2010-06-24 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 10–0 Mexico Arturo Morua TKO 6 (8), 1:20 2010-05-01 United States L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California
Win 9–0 United States Robert Luna, Jr. TKO 1 (6), 1:56 2010-02-25 United States L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California
Win 8–0 United States Rickey Kinney UD 4 2010-01-29 United States Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 7–0 United States Travis Hartman TKO 2 (6), 2:31 2009-12-02 United States Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 6–0 United States Raul Tovar UD 6 2009-09-19 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 5–0 United States Anthony Lenk UD 6 2009-04-17 United States Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino, Primm, Nevada
Win 4–0 United States Antonio Sorria UD 4 2008-12-05 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California
Win 3–0 United States Michael Lynks RTD 2 (4), 3:00 2008-11-01 United States The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Win 2–0 United States Trenton Titsworth UD 4 2008-10-04 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
Win 1–0 United States Joel Gonzalez KO 1 (4), 0:59 2008-09-05 United States Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino, Primm, Nevada Professional boxing debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jesse Vargas Talks Career, Training With Mayweather – Boxing News. Boxingscene.com (2010-02-05). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  2. ^ Donovan, Jake (2012-06-22). "Vargas on Parting With Mayweather, Joining Top Rank". BoxingScene. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  3. ^ Fischer, Doug. (2010-09-30) Mayweather, Boza Edwards have high hopes for Vargas. RingTV. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  4. ^ USA vs. MEXICO DUAL – JANUARY 18 – SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. MAA Boxing. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ BoxRec Boxing Records. Boxrec.com (2008-09-05). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  7. ^ Jesse Vargas vs. Trenton Titsworth – Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  8. ^ Boxer Titsworth Kisses Opponent Then Gets KO’d. Sportsbybrooks (2008-11-12). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  9. ^ Rosenthal, Michael. (2010-09-30) Vargas takes out Sarmiento in first round. RingTV. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  10. ^ Jessie Vargas Destroys Pablo Sarmiento. Doghouseboxing.com (2010-10-02). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  11. ^ Boxing – Vargas annihilates Sarmiento. Fightnews.com (2010-09-30). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  12. ^ [2][dead link]
  13. ^ BoxRec Boxing Records. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  14. ^ Boxing – Vargas to face Harris on April 8. Fightnews.com (2011-03-30). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  15. ^ Vargas' Professional Boxing Record –. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.

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Preceded by
Khabib Allakhverdiev
WBA Super Lightweight Champion
Regular Title

April 12, 2014 – present
Incumbent