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 Last update:  8/25/2011       Read more by Ryan Burton         
   
Vargas To Khan: Fight Me To Get Floyd Mayweather
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By Ryan Burton
 
Undefeated junior welterweight contender Jesse Vargas appeared on this week's edition of BoxingScene.com's weekly radio show, The Boxing Lab.  Vargas, who fights under the banner of Mayweather Promotions, touched on a variety of subjects.  One of those subjects was a recent report that ran on BoxingScene in which Vargas' promoter Floyd Mayweather was asked about a potential clash with WBA/IBF 140 kingpin Amir Khan.  Mayweather deflected the question and said that his fighter (Jesse Vargas) had asked him to get him Khan.
 
When asked if he felt that he was ready for Khan, Vargas told The Boxing Lab "After this fight with [Josesito] Lopez I will be ready.  I think every fighter wants to fight the top fighter in his weight class.  Khan is the top the fighter in mine so I want to fight him."
 
BoxingScene has ran numerous stories outlining Khan's plan for his next three fights.  According to his plan, he is to return in December in his final fight at 140 pounds and then move up to 147 in the spring and then faces Mayweather in a fall 2012 showdown.  Vargas thinks that Khan should face him if he really wants to fight Mayweather.
 
"He keeps saying he wants to fight Floyd.  If he really wants to fight Floyd then he has to fight me first," Vargas told The Boxing Lab.
 
Send questions or comments to ringsidewriter@gmail.com  Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriterTags: Amir Khan , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Jessie Vargas , Mayweather-Khan , Mayweather vs Khan



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comment by AceBoeing, on 08-27-2011
[QUOTE=WESS]You are mad!! lol[/QUOTE] wess you my boy...just hate the way you put that guy on a pedestal. the way it looks you have him higher that your girl..

comment by AceBoeing, on 08-27-2011
[QUOTE=Froghead99]What most you dip$hits like Gino Ros keep failing to mention is, MONEY is made ALL OVER THE WORLD, not just the US. Khan makes a ton of money globally. Less than half of what Khan makes comes from the US. He makes between 2-3 million each fight. Khan is absolutely waaay bigg...

comment by ELPERRO, on 08-26-2011
[QUOTE=Fighting Pride]Vargas sounds as deluded as Mayweather when he calls himself greater than SRR and Ali. Atleast Vargas wants to fight the best, something Floyd stopped doing a long time ago.[/QUOTE] it stopped at lightweight.

comment by right hand jab, on 08-26-2011
[QUOTE=Gino Ros]When people start with the insults, that is a clear signal that they are losing the debate. Soooo, where's this evidence of Khan being some commercially-viable superstar in the U.S.? Khan - Judah - 1.3 khan - malignaggi - 1.4 Ortiz- Berto - 1.5 Bradley-Alexander 1.4 WO...

comment by Fighting Pride, on 08-26-2011
Vargas sounds as deluded as Mayweather when he calls himself greater than SRR and Ali. Atleast Vargas wants to fight the best, something Floyd stopped doing a long time ago.

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