Vargas in 2010
|Nickname(s)||La Nueva Generacion
("The New Generation")
|Rated at||Light welterweight
|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.
Vargas got attention when, during a fight against Trenton Titsworth, Vargas was kissed on the neck and he responded by hitting Titsworth during the break. Titsworth was docked 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. On April 12,2014, Vargas won his first world championship when he defeated Khabib Allakhverdiev by unanimous decision for WBA and IBO junior welterweight titles.
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. Chris Algieri.
Vargas vs. Bradley
Vargas fought Timothy Bradley on June 27, 2015 at Stubhub Center. Although he almost stopped Bradley at the end of round 12, referee made a mistake and signaled that the fight was over with 7-8 seconds remaining. Vargas lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Professional boxing record
- 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 – June 27, 2015
Title next held byAdrien Broner