Jessie Vargas: Khan Has To Face Me To Get Mayweather

By Rick Reeno

Junior welterweight contender Jessie Vargas (16-0, 9KOs) is ready to use Josesito Lopez (29-3, 17KOs) as a springboard to bigger and better things. Their fight takes place on Saturday night as part of the Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz pay-per-view at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

During the last two weeks, IBF/WBA champion Amir Khan has targeted Floyd Mayweather Jr., who promotes Vargas under his Mayweather Promotions banner. The former five division champion advised Khan to fight, and beat, Vargas, and only then would he would earn the opportunity to fight him. In response, Khan advised Vargas to fight WBA "regular" champion Marcos Maidana.

Whether it's Khan or Maidana, Vargas would fight either man. But, if Khan wants a mega-fight with Mayweather - Vargas has vowed to prevent the British superstar from getting there.

"We'll take that challenge. I'm willing to take on whoever there is at 140. I have a lot of confidence in myself and my company does too, but if Amir Khan really wants the fight with Floyd - then has to fight me, so he better start looking into it. I'm very open-minded about fighting anyone, including Marcos Maidana," Vargas told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D4thincarnation on 09-15-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;11139318]What the fuk ? Ortiz is the third best welter on the planet. What were you thinking when you said that ?[/QUOTE] Ndlovu/Shimoda are the third best super-bantam in the world but Nonito Donaire, would prove much more a test…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 09-15-2011

[QUOTE=ihatebobarum;11135107]i dnt think vargas deserves khan. at the same time i dnt think khan deserves mayweather. but hey this is boxing lets just keep dropping names and have fantasy fights.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Trigg;11136550]Why not?? He's just as, if not more deserving than…

Comment by gibo on 09-14-2011

[QUOTE=tlarry;11136489]Vargas has fought and is again fighting no-names. You don't tell Khan to get to Mayweather he has to go thru him. Is Vargas delusional? Khan cam fight Mayweather tomorrow if Floyd were available and willing, which he's not on…

Comment by Trigg on 09-14-2011

[QUOTE=ihatebobarum;11135107]i dnt think khan deserves mayweather. [/QUOTE] Why not?? He's just as, if not more deserving than Ortiz

Comment by tlarry on 09-14-2011

Vargas has fought and is again fighting no-names. You don't tell Khan to get to Mayweather he has to go thru him. Is Vargas delusional? Khan cam fight Mayweather tomorrow if Floyd were available and willing, which he's not on…

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