61 Facts About Jessie Vargas


Jessie Vargas was born on May 10,1989 and is an American professional boxer.


Jessie Vargas is a former world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBA and IBO super lightweight titles in 2014, and the WBO welterweight title in 2016.


Jessie Vargas was a two-time Mexican national champion, a two-time United States junior national champion, and was a member of the 2008 Mexican Olympic team.


In September 2008, Jessie Vargas won his pro debut against the undefeated Joel Gonzalez by first-round knockout.


Jessie Vargas got attention when, during a fight against Trenton Titsworth, Jessie Vargas was kissed on the neck and he responded by hitting Titsworth during the break.


On February 24,2011, Jessie Vargas fought at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California, against journeyman Cristian Favela.


Jessie Vargas picked up the biggest win of his career to date after Harris quit on his stool after just one round.


Jessie Vargas didn't allow Harris to put any work in and badly shook Harris on a few occasions, in what some believed would be a competitive bout.


Theophane stated when he was told he could fight on the card, he expected a potential rematch with Danny Garcia or another big name, however Jessie Vargas' name was brought up for an 8-round fight.


Jessie Vargas fought on May 5,2012, on the Mayweather vs Cotto undercard defeating Steve Forbes after 10 rounds.


On June 6,2012, Jessie Vargas signed a deal with boxing manager Cameron Dunkin.


On February 2,2013, Top Rank announced that Jessie Vargas would be opening the Timothy Bradley vs Ruslan Provodnikov card against Wale 'Lucky Boy' Omotoso on March 16 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.


Jessie Vargas was dropped to one knee in round two, but went on to win a hard-fought battle against Omotoso.


In October 2013, Jessie Vargas considered moving back down to light welterweight, the weight he began his career.


On January 30,2014, it was announced that Jessie Vargas would get his first opportunity to fight for a world title on the Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley II PPV card on HBO on April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Nevada.


Jessie Vargas worked with well known trainer Ismael Salas for the first time.


On fight night, Jessie Vargas claimed his first world title defeating Allakhverdiev via unanimous decision.


Jessie Vargas used head movement, quick jabs and well-placed uppercuts to help get the win on the scorecards.


Jessie Vargas was excited the bout would be taking place in his home town.


Jessie Vargas started the fight well pressing the action and making Novikov miss.


CompuBox stats showed that Jessie Vargas landed 191 of 783 punches thrown, which including 153 power shots landed.


On September 16,2014 Top Rank promoter Bob Arum announced that Jessie Vargas would be making his second title defence on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri at The Venetian Macao in Macau, SAR on November 22 against 28 year old Mexican boxer and former lightweight world champion Antonio DeMarco.


Jessie Vargas, who is usually a defensive style fighter, showed a more offensive approach.


Jessie Vargas followed him and landed 2 more head shots before being tied up near the ropes.


Jessie Vargas believed he had TKO'd Bradley and celebrated atop the turnbuckle.


CompuBox showed that Bradley landed 232 of his 676 punches, and Jessie Vargas landed 203 of 630 thrown.


Jessie Vargas landed a brutal body shot followed by a right to the head to knock him out on his feet and win the vacant WBO world title.


Jessie Vargas was ahead on all judges scorecards at the time of TKO.


Jessie Vargas credited new trainer Dewey Cooper, his sixth trainer in eight years as a pro, for the game plan and conditioning.


Jessie Vargas landed 159 punches from his 428 thrown compared to 118 landed from 408 from Ali.


Hearn told Sky Sports he had "offered a huge amount of money" to make the fight happen and while he conceded Brook might have to travel to America, Jessie Vargas insists he was willing to cross the Atlantic.


Jessie Vargas would be making his biggest purse at $1.7 million, by a lot.


Sky Sports announced on 4 August 2016, Jessie Vargas would defend his WBO welterweight title against eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, coming out of retirement, on November 5.


Jessie Vargas earned a guaranteed base purse of a career high $2.8 million for the fight.


Jessie Vargas lost his WBO title after losing via unanimous decision.


Jessie Vargas seemed to have picked up in the middle rounds, but it was Pacquiao who was the more dominant one throughout the 12-rounds.


Jessie Vargas managed to land a few hard right hands, but none were enough to turn the scores in his favour.


Jessie Vargas was a name considered for Miguel Cotto's final fight in December 2017.


Jessie Vargas, at this time was a free agent after coming to an undisclosed agreement with Top Rank.


Jessie Vargas slammed Cotto's decision to fight Ali, after he himself knocked him out in 9 rounds in 2016.


Jessie Vargas made a successful return after 13 months, defeating Herrera by a lopsided 10 round unanimous decision.


Jessie Vargas did not look as though he wanted to end the fight via stoppage.


Jessie Vargas did knock Herrera down with a combination to the head in round 6.


Jessie Vargas admitted there was ring rust but stated he wanted a big name next.


In January 2018, according to sources, Jessie Vargas was being lined up to challenge unified welterweight champion Keith Thurman on his return.


The first half of the fight saw Jessie Vargas take up a nice lead, controlling the bout and then looked to fade a little, allowing Broner to take control for the remainder of the bout.


Jessie Vargas worked on the body more, landing 54 punches to 38 landing by Broner.


On July 17,2018, at an official press conference, it was announced that Jessie Vargas had signed a multi fight deal with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing USA, which would see him fight exclusively on DAZN.


Jessie Vargas suffered a cut over his right eye due to an accidental clash of heads in round 2.


Jessie Vargas had a good round 4, even with blood covering his face, where he landed multiple right hands, forcing Dulorme to hold.


Jessie Vargas' cut re-opened following a left hand from Dulorme in 8th round.


In round 10, Jessie Vargas dropped Dulorme to one knee after landing a clean right hand.


On October 17,2018, Jessie Vargas stated his intention was to return to the ring by March 2019.


In January 2019, Jessie Vargas called out Kell Brook for a fight on April 6,2019, the date Jessie Vargas was looking return on.


Jessie Vargas began training with legendary trainer Freddie Roach on January 24,2019.


In February, it was confirmed that Jessie Vargas would move up light middleweight and make his return on the rematch of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Juan Francisco Estrada at The Forum in Los Angeles on April 26,2019.


In front of 5,127 at The Forum, Jessie Vargas stopped Soto in round 6 via TKO, in their scheduled 10 round bout.


In round 5, Jessie Vargas came alive and hurt Soto with hooks.


On February 29,2020, Jessie Vargas returned to the ring in Frisco, Texas.


CompuBox punch stats saw Garcia land 151 of 478 total punches thrown, while Jessie Vargas landed 142 punches of 671 total punches thrown.


On June 12,2022, Jessie Vargas made an appearance at Dominion 6.12 in Osaka-jo Hall, an event made by New Japan Pro Wrestling as a member of the United Empire.