By Ryan Burton

On March 5th Jessie Vargas (27-1) became a two-division champion with an impressive knockout out victory over the previously unbeaten Sadam Ali (22-1).  At stake was the WBO welterweight title that was vacated by Timothy Bradley.

With the victory and the belt around his waist, Vargas has his eyes on big fights in the future.

While names like the winner of the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley trilogy bout and Juan Manuel Marquez have been mentioned as possible opponents, Vargas also is interested in facing four-division champion Miguel Cotto.

Cotto, the only Puerto Rican fighter to win four world titles in four weight division, was last in action back in November when he lost a twelve round decision to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. That fight, which had the WBC middleweight title involved, took place at a catch-weight of 155-pounds. Since that loss, Cotto is reportedly considering the possibility of dropping down in weight.

"A fight that I really want being Mexico-Puerto Rico would be - you know I don't want to speak too much on it - but I was under the impression that Cotto was thinking of moving back down to 147 and if that is the case and if he was serious about it, I hold a title in the welterweight division. If he wants to fight at 147 I would love a fight between him and I and I think it would be a great fight that the fans would want to see," Vargas told

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