Jessie Vargas Wants Kell Brook Showdown on April 6

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


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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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-19-2019

make it happen eddie,good fight

Comment by lolpz on 01-18-2019

[QUOTE=Sosay;19442492]Manhandled who???? He barely beat Porter, what are you talking about. Plus, he had options but ran back to fight more bums, until he stepped up again for Spence. Please tell, these welters that were offered a fight?[/QUOTE]He handled and…

Comment by Sosay on 01-18-2019

[QUOTE=lolpz;19441922]Lol people are going to underestimate Kell from here on out and now start calling his name, but no one wanted a piece of him when he had that IBF title and looked monsterous when he man-handled Shawn Porter with…

Comment by Mister Wolf on 01-18-2019

Winner can fight Crawford.

Comment by BamBamMurphy on 01-18-2019

As sad as it sounds i dont think Brook will aim as high as Vargas for his next opponent and it will be the same old story, claiming there are no big fights available and taking another set of tick…

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