By Ryan Burton
Earlier today former WBA super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas took to his Twitter page to announce that he would now be training under the guidance of Mexican legend Erik "El Terrible" Morales. He had previously been trained by another legend, Roy Jones Jr.
Vargas said that he has always been impressed with Morales and feels that his training methods will serve him well.
"I have always liked Erik's style and now I have the privilege to be guided by him. He focuses on a lot of details and is giving me a lot of advice. He explains himself well," said Vargas.
As for Jones, Vargas said that he has a lot of respect for his former trainer and also said that he gave him his blessing to make the switch. Jones is still an active fighter and Vargas feels he needs a trainer that will be with him everyday in camp for his June 27th showdown against Tim Bradley for the vacant WBO welterweight title. A fight which is the biggest in the undefeated Vargas' career.
"Roy was very busy at the moment. He had several obligations that he had committed to which I completely understand. I always knew he was very busy with all the things that he has going on. He's a promoter, works with HBO and has certain appearances that he has to attend and now he is preparing himself for a fight on the 4th of July.
"I have love for Roy. He's a great guy. I did explain to him what I was thinking and he was okay with it. It is the biggest fight of my career and I needed someone with me on a daily basis," Vargas told BoxingScene.com.
Bradley-Vargas takes place June 27th at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be broadcasted by HBO.
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