By Salvador Rodriguez
Former lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (31-3-1, 23KOs) is focused on winning another world title in his new division, junior welterweight. On Saturday night in Tecate, DeMarco overcame a knockdown in the first round to win a ten round unanimous decision over tough veteran Lanardo Tyner.
DeMarco hopes his performance was enough to entice WBA 'regular' champion Jessie Vargas (25-0, 9KOs) to give him an opportunity.
"It was a tough fight. [Tyner] was came here from being a sparring partner for Mayweather. It was a good challenge. We had six months of inactivity, but the job got done," DeMarco said.
"I like to give the people a show. The people deserve it. He was a strong fighter and caught me with a good punch, but we already knew [what kind of fighter he was] as he went the distance with Canelo. Hopefully Jessie Vargas decides [to fight me]. It would be a good fight for the fans. Hopefully he decides [to do that]."