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Vargas Aims To Make a Statement Against Khabib on 4/12

By Ryan Burton

On April 12th, Jessie Vargas will step in the ring in what will be the biggest fight of his career when he faces WBA junior welterweight champion Khabib Allakhverdiev. The fight will be broadcast on the televised portion of the HBO pay-per-view undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley rematch.

BoxingScene.com recently caught up with Vargas and asked him for his opinion on the Pacquiao-Bradley rematch. Vargas didn't want to say too much about the fight because he hopes to face both of them down the road and insists that all of his focus is on Khabib. 

"Those are good fighters and are possible future opponents but right now I am focused on Khabib because that is what I have in front of me.  I have to take care of him first," Vargas explained.

Vargas has campaigned as a welterweight the past two years but doesn't anticipate any problems getting down to the junior welterweight limit. He things that he will be even stronger at the lower weight.

"There is no question that this is the biggest fight of my career.  I am very excited about this opportunity.  One thing that we will do is we will start camp lighter.  I want to go into camp at 147 or 148 pounds," Vargas told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 02-05-2014

[QUOTE=artfuL_;14208723]Article says they are unsure that the regular title will be approved yet this fight is what they are fighting for. Always for the money.[/QUOTE] I saw an interview where they tried to validate teh super titles and got mad…

Comment by artfuL_ on 02-05-2014

[QUOTE=hougigo;14208684][url]http://www.world[/url] boxingnews.net/news/2014/01/02/wba-discussing-the-future-of-super-and-interim-belts.html I can.. they have 36 champs out of the 17 weight classes..... money[/QUOTE] Article says they are unsure that the regular title will be approved yet this fight is what they are fighting for. Always for the money.

Comment by Hougigo on 02-05-2014

[QUOTE=artfuL_;14208668]Khabib is going to kebab Vargas. I really need a source to comprehend that. Can't even believe the WBA would go back on that... about time they woke up.[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.world[/url] boxingnews.net/news/2014/01/02/wba-discussing-the-future-of-super-and-interim-belts.html I can.. they have 36 champs out of the…

Comment by artfuL_ on 02-05-2014

Khabib is going to kebab Vargas. [QUOTE=Foreign Soil;14208582]Danny is "super" champion. [B]The WBA said they were going to get rid of super champions[/B] - considering they have so many, they might've bitten off more than they can chew with that…

Comment by Foreign Soil on 02-05-2014

[QUOTE=Babalu11;14208100]The WBA is such a ****ing joke..so they are fighting for the WBA belt that Danny Garcias has? The regular belt, WTF?! :pat:[/QUOTE] Danny is "super" champion. The WBA said they were going to get rid of super champions -…

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