By Ryan Burton
Jessie Vargas (28-2-2) is looking to kick off his 2019 campaign in the spring. The Matchroom Boxing USA fighter fought twice in 2018 with both of those fights ending in draws against Adrien Broner and Thomas Dulorme.
The former two-division champion is looking to get right back into another big fight and has another former champion on his hit list.
“April 6th is the date I am looking to come back and I would like it to be against Kell Brook,” Vargas told BoxingScene.com.
Brook, who held a title at welterweight, was hoping to fight Amir Khan in a UK grudge match this spring. Those plans fizzled when Khan elected to face WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford on April 20th instead.
Vargas believes a fight against Brook would be very exciting for the fans.
Brook has campaigned at super welterweight in recent years but reportedly offered to face Khan at the welterweight limit. Vargas is hopeful that he will would agree to those fights to face him as well.
“I believe it would be a fight the fans would enjoy if it happens. The fight would be at 147 and I would prefer for the fight to take place in the US,” said Vargas.
Eddie Hearn entered into an agreement with DAZN last year to stage 16 fight cards a year in the United States. Vargas’ fight against Dulorme was the first DAZN card on US soil.
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