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Broner: Vargas Wants Rematch Because It's Most Money He'll Make

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Jessie Vargas and Adrien Broner agreed that they want a rematch as they stood alongside each other at ringside late Saturday night.

Whether a second bout between them takes place remains to be seen, but their fight Saturday night certainly was competitive and entertaining enough to warrant a rematch. Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC) and Vargas (28-2-1, 10 KOs) battled to a majority draw in a fan-friendly fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

One judge, Julie Lederman, scored their 12-round, 144-pound fight for Broner, who overcame a slow start and performed well during its second half. The two other judges – Eric Marlinski and Kevin Morgan – had it even (114-114).

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Cincinnati’s Broner believes he should’ve won, 115-113. Las Vegas’ Vargas wasn’t as adamant about the scoring, yet he also feels he deserved a victory.

Broner wants a rematch in his hometown, where he won a debatable split decision against Adrian Granados 14 months ago. Vargas suggested fighting again in Brooklyn, where an announced crowd of 13,964 watched at Barclays Center.

“I hope so,” Vargas said. “I hope so. I mean, it was a good fight. Fans seemed to like it. I heard ‘em getting loud in here, in Brooklyn. We’ll be back. I mean, if they want us to do it again, we can do it again. I’d be glad to do it. … We’ll do it again, anytime.”

Vargas used the word “if” regarding Broner’s willingness to fight him again, which caused Broner to interrupt him.

“Nah, if you want to,” Broner said. “When have I ever ran from somebody? Let’s do it.”

The 28-year-old Broner indicated Vargas will push for an immediate rematch because he would make more for that fight than any other bout that’s realistically available for him.

“Cuz that’s the most he getting paid,” Broner said. “He ain’t getting this type bread fighting on any given Sunday.”

Vargas’ reported purse for their main event Saturday night was $500,000. Broner reportedly made $1 million.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 04-24-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;18696160]Where does broner go from here?[/QUOTE] Broner -Figueroa jr?

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 04-23-2018

[QUOTE=Butch.McRae;18697047]There's only two A level fighters at 147 in my view (Crawford:A and Spence:A-). The rest are B level (Thurman:B+, Porter/Garcia:B) and Broner and Vargas are a step or two below those guys imo. I try to rate guys historically…

Comment by PapaBricks on 04-23-2018

Broner can't make 140 and be effective and anybody at 147 will be to strong and big for him. Its over for homie

Comment by Chaba on 04-23-2018

Like to see it again, hopefully Broner won't be so lazy next time!

Comment by P4Pdunny on 04-23-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;18696160]Where does broner go from here?[/QUOTE] exactly this, i have no idea what he does now.

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