Vargas Has No Top Rank Regrets After TMT's Formation

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SkillspayBills on 08-12-2012

I have literally not been impressed whatsoever with Vargas. He better hope to snatch a trinket before someone lighs him up.

Comment by lastrealfan on 08-12-2012

This kid is nowhere near ready to fight Pac is he nuts. He need atleast ten more fights against decent to good comp. His best win is a split dec over lopez. Which isn't a bad win but come on…

Comment by KRAFTSMAN on 08-12-2012

He made the right choice.

Comment by ddangerous on 08-12-2012

Vargas, for me, suffers from Danny Garcia disease. He's obviously got some skill, but every time he fights someone with a pulse, I inherently expect him to fall short and he proves me wrong. Don't know what it is. :thinking:

Comment by Ringlife on 08-12-2012

I don't care who promotes him. I am just glad I don't have to watch him on GBP undercards anymore. 'Usually' when he fights on PPV undercards. I start firing up the grill and start Barbecuing the meat Lol.

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