Advertisement
Advertisement

Jessie Vargas Eyes Showcase Win With Alfonso Gomez

Welterweight contender Jessie Vargas (18-0, 9KOs) is looking to make a big statement on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, when he appears on the HBO pay-per-view undercard to Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto. Vargas has been rising in the ranks and wants to fight the biggest names at welterweight. His career is handled by Mayweather's promotional company, which helps him secure lucrative positions on Floyd's pay-per-view undercards. Vargas wants to use his next fight, against the very experienced Alfonso Gomez, to showcase his skills to the large viewing audience.

"Every time I step into the ring, I not only look at it as another opportunity to perform and showcase my skills, but to prove myself and gain more experience inside the ring. I know that “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” is the biggest fight of the year and I’m excited to be featured on the pay-per-view undercard.  This is the second time I have fought on HBO Pay-Per-View®, which is something that some fighters never get to do in their careers, so I am not taking it for granted. I am ready to show the world what I’m about and what I have to offer," Vargas said.

"It isn’t easy to get to the position that I’m at in my career, and I still have a lot of work to do in order to take my skills to the next level. I understand that there is a lot of competition in the boxing world and that it’s hard for some fighters to even get a fight at any level, it definitely makes me realize how fortune I am and pushes me to work even harder.  In addition, I have the opportunity to train with Floyd Mayweather and see how hard he works every time he steps into the gym.  He is hands-down the best boxer of this era and I am so fortunate to be able to work with him, be a part of Mayweather Promotions and have a great team in my corner. I will make sure I make the most out of every opportunity that is presented to me."

"After my win against Lanardo Tyner in February, I feel more confident than ever and I am ready to add Alfonso Gomez to my list of victories. I know that Gomez is an aggressive power-punching fighter, but I’m more skilled. I’m looking forward to May 5 and making my family and my team proud of me and giving the fans a great show."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mrmojorisin1 on 04-23-2012

[QUOTE=I'm so sorry;12033380]Never seen this dude fight yet. Hopefully it's something special.[/QUOTE] this one could be fight of the night in my opinion.

Comment by thuggery on 04-23-2012

Never seen this dude fight yet. Hopefully it's something special.

Comment by rochemback on 04-23-2012

That's a big step up, especially after his poor showing against Josesito Lopez. Respect to Vargas if he wins this.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Photos: Tony Bellew Grabs WBC Title With Vicious KO of Makabu Photos: David Price, Paul Smith Rack Up Big Wins in Liverpool Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev-Ward, Canelo-GGG, Crawford, More David Price is Hungry To Get His Hands on Anthony Joshua Hearn: If Haymon Brings Sack of Money - Burns vs. Broner in Vegas Andre Berto Targets Danny Garcia: I Want To Make a Statement! "Fighting Words" - The Revolving Door and Boxing's Changing Faces Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster Gervonta Davis is Set To Face Mario Rorozco on Barthelemy-Bey Photos: Orlando Salido Arrives in LA For Francisco Vargas War Mosley Tabs Porter Over Thurman: He Has Better Chin, Endurance Hearn: Badou Jack-Callum Smith is The Fight We're Pushing For Mares: Don't Rule Out Possibility of Cuellar Getting Knocked Out! Deontay Wilder's Handlers Reach Out To Alexander Ustinov Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six Ricky Burns Ready For Revenge on Crawford, Broner Showdown Video: Shane Mosley Talks About Loss To David Avanesyan David Price Returns in Style With Quick Knockout Victory Holyfield Believes Anthony Joshua Could Break Marciano's Record Bellew vs. Makabu LIVE Results From Goodison Park Frank Warren Questions Hearn's Position on Joshua vs. Haye James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us Hearn: Eubank is Bigger UK Fight For Golovkin Than Saunders Golovkin's Coach: Only GGG Fight Brings Mayweather 100 Million! Bellew: I'll Fight That Bitch David Haye, He's Degrading Boxing! Photos: Ricky Burns Makes History, Blasts Di Rocco For WBA Belt Bellew vs. Makabu: Sean Dodd Looks To Enter The World Scene Viktor Postol Motivated By Underdog Role Against Crawford Arum: If Mayweather Wants Pacquiao, Let Him Come To Manila Haumono Saw Flaws, Believes He Will Chin Check Joseph Parker Glowacki Hopes To Get Usyk To Poland, Then Wants Lebedev
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement