Jessie Vargas: I Already Accepted Terms, Waiting on Kell Brook

By Miguel Rivera

Former two-division world champion Jessie Vargas is eager and ready for a showdown with Kell Brook, who at one time held the IBF title at welterweight.

Vargas has accepted terms for a fight with Brook on a date in April in the United States.

As previously reported, Vargas is now being trained by Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.


Both Brook and Vargas have a working relationship with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.

After being unable to secure the right fights at welterweight, Vargas is more than ready to face the bigger names at 154-pounds.

He hopes to eventually get a crack at WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia.

"I am very happy to be working with Freddie, he is a very experienced and intelligent coach to design fight strategies, and right now I have no confirmed fight, but I am waiting for the fight with Brook, it is a fight that interests me, they are doing everything possible to confirm the fight and let's see if he accepts," said Vargas to ESPN Deportes.

"I think we are very advanced, and if everything goes well, maybe the next week the fight could be confirmed. For my part, I already accepted the fight, I said that it should be done, but I think he is having doubts, and if he says no, then I'm hoping for an opportunity with Munguía, it's a fight that interests me a lot. I think the fans would like it and their team said yes, but maybe for September, so for now we just wait for Brook."

Vargas (28-2-2, 10 KOs), 29, is coming back from two draws in 2018 with Adrien Broner and Thomas Dulorme, while Brook, who was left waiting for the possible fight with Amir Khan, is 32 years old and has a record of 38-2 with 26 knockouts, plus a two-fight winning streak in 2018.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mike Rotch on 02-08-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19496921]Possibly, [B]Jeff Horn[/B]. Brit vs. Aussie could sell in UK[/QUOTE] That, too. Just make a decision, Kell!

Comment by pillowfists98 on 02-08-2019

This is a good fight. More excited about this than Crawford vs Khan where the only question will be what round Khan gets KTFO.

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 02-08-2019

The Brook team drag their feet when it is semi good fighter when it comes to negotiations. The only good fighter that came out of no where was GGG. Otherwise than that he is difficult to negotiate with. Brook should…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 02-08-2019

[QUOTE=Mike Rotch;19496849]According to Kell, Vargas was not worthy back in '16 because he had no name recognition, even though it would have been a unification bout. Fast forward 2.5 years later and I'd say Vargas and him are even in…

Comment by Mike Rotch on 02-08-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19496770]Cool, I missed that! Well, damn! Brook is scared of Vargas at 154? I thought he was "having doubts," because it was a fight @ 147![/QUOTE] According to Kell, Vargas was not worthy back in '16 because he had no…

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