Jessie Vargas: Brook Wastes My Time, I'd Fight Liam Smith

Former two division world champion Jessie Vargas is not paying any attention to the idea of a potential fight with Kell Brook.

Vargas is back in the ring on Saturday night, when he faces another former champ, Humberto Soto, who is coming off an upset decision win over Brandon Rios.

Vargas saw action twice in 2018, with both bouts - against Adrien Broner and Thomas Dulorme - ending in close draws.

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Brook has been competing at the junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds, which is where Vargas plans to campaign and chase a world title.

According to Vargas, Brook has wasted his time too many times in the past. They came close to a deal in 2016, but then went in separate directions.

"Kell Brook? We've tried to negotiate a fight between he and I but, for some reason, he just wastes my time," Vargas told Sky Sports.

"So I'm not trying to get into negotiations again with someone who wastes my time because my time is precious. I'm in the prime of my career so when I negotiate I need to know [the opponent wants to fight] for real. Kell Brook doesn't seem like he wants to fight me."

Another possible opponent that interests Vargas, is former junior middleweight champion Liam Smith.

And he doesn't have an issue with facing Smith in the UK.

"I would definitely be interested in a fight with Liam Smith. He is a good fighter, he's been in with some of the best. I respect him as a fighter but we can make a good fight. I am very interested in fighting in the UK. They get rowdy, they get passionate. I would like to be a part of it," Vargas said.

"If [my promoter Eddie Hearn] wants me to fight in the UK then it will happen. I look forward to becoming a three-division champion but first I need to get past Soto. I am in my peak years, I am 29-years-old. I am among the best in the world. I will become world champion once again."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 04-25-2019

I'd watch this fight

Comment by Richard G on 04-25-2019

[QUOTE=T.M.T;19688977]based on khans chin Brook doesn't have to worry about any resistance in that fight🥊[/QUOTE] Khan -v- Brook would be a good fight, in an English pub.

Comment by T.M.T on 04-24-2019

[QUOTE=CasperUK;19687769]Brook is trying to take the path of least resistance on the way to the Khan fight. Yet for some reason people still love this guy and give Khan so much *****.[/QUOTE]based on khans chin Brook doesn't have to worry…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 04-24-2019

Don't you mean you turned down over twice your biggest payday to fight Brook and asked for even more to fight? Even your team were left shaking their heads at the refusal. Brook would have had to take a pay…

Comment by Frankie2Jabs on 04-24-2019

Vargas vs Smith is a great fight! I see DAZN wants Vargas vs Munguia in the future, and I’m sure Vargas is game. Risky fight for Vargas. But there was a reason Vargas and Munguia were in ring during the…

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