By Phil D. Jay
Welterweight Jessie Vargas is not looking back having signed a lucrative deal with Top Rank Promotions and is looking to snag a world title bout in the near future against his now stablemate Manny Pacquiao.
The 23 year-old, who is undefeated in 19 contests, has recently scored victories over former world champions Steve Forbes and Vivian Harris and current world title challenger Josesito Lopez.
He recently left Floyd Mayweather's company, Mayweather Promotions, to sign with Bob Arum's Top Rank.
Mayweather’s partner, rapper 50 Cent, has recently formed the exciting ‘The Money Team’ promotional outfit, but Vargas has no regrets and is now looking forward to his first fight with his new handlers next month.
“Top Rank offered me a better deal,” Vargas told World Boxing News. “I'm happy in the position I am in and I wish TMT Promotions the best.”
“From what I know, Aron Martinez is my opponent. The fight will be in Las Vegas at The Hard Rock Casino on September 13 and it will be the main event on a special edition of ESPN.
“I know he's a right handed fighter, aggressive and will be tough.
“After this fight I hope to get a title shot but first is Martinez and he won’t be overlooked.”
Speculation that Vargas is being lined up a future challenger to Top Rank’s star fighter Pacquiao has been rife since his switch and the American admits that a fight against the Filipino is in his future plans.
“I would like a Pacquiao fight in the future, but I will fight anyone in the 147 division,” he added.
Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net