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Jessie Vargas Likely Back in July: DeMarco or Novikov?

By Ryan Burton

Various sources have advised BoxingScene.com that newly crowned WBA/IBO junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (24-0) will return to the ring in July and the two frontrunners to be his challenger are former lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (30-3) and undefeated Russian Anton Novikov (28-0). 

DeMarco, who now trains under the tutelage of Freddie Roach, has won both of his fights since being stopped by Adrien Broner in 2012. Each of those fights took place above the junior welterweight limit.  Novikov hasn't fought yet this year but went 3-0 in 2013 with his last fight taking place in December in Puerto Rico.

Vargas won his titles by defeating Khabib Allakhverdiev by unanimous decision on the televised undercard of Manny Pacquiao's victory over Timothy Bradley in their April rematch. 

The fight will be televised by HBO and will likely be paired with Brandon Rios' return bout against an opponent to be determined.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mrlopez on 05-01-2014

[QUOTE=PittyPat;14488677]:durr1: S[color=black]h[/color]it, I didn't realise they'd already fought.[/QUOTE] back in 2011. was close split dec win for vargas on the mayweather/ortiz undercard.....imo lopez did just a bit more to pull it off. but who am i to judge?

Comment by PittyPat on 05-01-2014

[QUOTE=mrlopez;14488571][b]I wouldn't mind a rematch[/b] but would prefer provo or rios vs Vargas instead[/QUOTE] :durr1: S[color=black]h[/color]it, I didn't realise they'd already fought.

Comment by EZ E on 05-01-2014

DeMarco?? Oh please say it aint so!!

Comment by mrlopez on 05-01-2014

[QUOTE=PittyPat;14488421]Vargas vs Josesito Lopez, please. Battle of the twins.[/QUOTE] I wouldn't mind a rematch but would prefer provo or rios vs Vargas instead

Comment by Hougigo on 05-01-2014

Evidently this Norikov guy failed a drug test two years ago

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