Jessie Vargas Inks With Cameron Dunkin, Top Rank Bound?

By Rick Reeno

The rumors are true. has received confirmation that undefeated welterweight contender Jessie Vargas (19-0, 9KOs) has indeed signed a contract with influential boxing manager Cameron Dunkin.

"I've known Jessie since he was 16-years-old. He's been a friend of mine for a long time. He recently called me and asked me to represent him. It's going to be a pleasure to represent Jessie and guide his career. Jessie is a great kid and a great talent," Dunkin told

Several sources have indicated to BoxingScene that Top Rank is very interested in Vargas. Apparently, Vargas' contract with Mayweather Promotions has expired and the boxer is currently a promotional free agent.

Dunkin would neither confirm or deny the possibility of his boxer heading over to Top Rank. According to Dunkin, Vargas' options are currently being evaluated and a final decision could be coming in the next couple of days.

"Right now we're looking at the best possible options out there for Jessie. The kid is great talent and we're going to choose the best direction to take his career to the next level," Dunkin said.

Some of the boxers in Dunkin's stable include Timothy Bradley, Kelly Pavlik, Nonito Donaire, Mikey Garcia, James Kirkland, Brandon Rios and many others.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 06-06-2012

I would like to hear why he jumped ship? Did he not feel he was getting enough exposure? His strength of schedule wasn't good enough? Not enough money? What?

Comment by -PBP- on 06-06-2012

[QUOTE=cactusEG;12212177]Really, I mean how far could Mayweather take him anyways ?[/QUOTE] ^^^This. Mayweather Promotions isn't a licensed promotional company in the State of Nevada. Like someone said I think he'll sign with Golden Boy.

Comment by RIZO24 on 06-06-2012

Jessie Vargas is a young talentes fighter, hopefully Top Rank makes a great one out of him.

Comment by Simply Zyzz on 06-06-2012

he's going to golden boy...... the last place anyone from a mayweather boxing gym is going to is top rank... lol... he's loyal to the mayweathers and for floyd starting him off but he wont go to top rank

Comment by DLT on 06-06-2012

[QUOTE=PittyPat;12211743]Jessie Vargas, to me, will always be known as the one who got kissed on the ear by Trenton Titsworth. Nothing more. I could not possibly give less of a s[color=black]h[/color]it about this guy. :yawn1:[/QUOTE] what happened?

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