Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Vargas Wants a Juan Manuel Marquez Showdown Next

By Luis Sandoval

WBA Junior Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas is fresh off a hard fought victory against Anton Novikov and now he’s ready to move on to his next assignment. While Vargas has different options he can explore, there’s one fight in particular he has his eyes on.

“I want Juan Manuel Marquez. I’m going to go to [StubHub Center Saturday night] and chase him out and see if that’ll heat him up a bit” said Vargas as he smiled.  “Of course we’re pursuing that fight but at the end of the day it’s up to my promoter Top Rank and my manager Cameron Dunkin to see what’s next for me. But that’s a fight I want to pursue and I’ve told them that I want that fight and they said they’re going to work on it. So I hope that Marquez shows the same interest”.

Marquez has been fighting at Welterweight in order to try to become the first Mexican fighter to win five titles in five weight classes and Vargas is ready to move back to 147 in order to make the fight happen. And if Marquez wants the fight at 140 pounds, Vargas is ready to put his title on the line as well.

Even at 40 years old, Marquez has shown he’s still one of the best fighters as he scored an impressive win over a bigger and younger Mike Alvarado this past May. Vargas believes if he and Marquez are paired up in the ring, their fight would be exciting but it would be him who would hold the advantages.

“[We would make] a great fight. It would be somewhat like Morales. I throw a lot of punches, I’m fast, and I wouldn’t let him get off. He’s too short for me. I think that the height advantage would play a big factor. The speed. The youth. He’s a very strong fighter but I have a chin that’s made out of rock. And plus, I think I’d be too fast for him but hopefully he’s interested in the fight. I’m currently a WBA world champion so let’s make the fight happen Marquez” Vargas would tell BoxingScene.

Vargas fulfilled his goal of becoming a world champion and now he’s looking for the big name fight against one of the best fighters around. All he wants is the same opportunity Marquez searched for most of his career.

“Give me the shot [Marquez]. Give me the opportunity. The same opportunity that you were looking for when you were 20 years old and you had to wait 10, 12, 13 years to actually get your opportunity. Let me get my opportunity and hopefully you see this [interview] and you make the fight happen”.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter & Instagram @Truewest007

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 08-12-2014

Jmm schools this bum

Comment by bambam182 on 08-12-2014

[QUOTE=Strategic1;14849161]Well he ducked Rios a few years ago when Rios stopped Alvarado. Rios called JMM out, and they were campaigning in the same division at the time from what I recall. JMM was shook and didn't want the risk of…

Comment by kidaguilar on 08-12-2014

Even though i think that Vargas has won both of his most recent fights by close decisions i have not been impressed by him. A prime Marquez knocks him out between rounds 6-9. This version of Marquez takes him to…

Comment by LouIE G on 08-12-2014

i wouldn't mind this fight at all!

Comment by ramplamp on 08-12-2014

Marquez either wins every round or scores a knockout

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (31)
Top Headlines Hearn: Eubank Jr. is a Star - But Any World Class Boxer Beats Him Robert Helenius Returns on March 17, Faces Yury Bykhovtsev Amir Khan: I Just Could Not Retire After The Canelo Loss Porter: Thurman Needs To Step Up - Stop Babying His Elbow! Joseph Diaz Warns Gary Russell - You're Next, I Want That Belt! Mikhalkin's PED Suspension Nearly Made Him Quit Boxing in 2016 Joseph Diaz Drops Terrazas Three Times, Crushes Him in Three Wilder: Tyson, Lewis Should Be Praising Me - Your Era is Gone! Ali's Comeback: The Untold Story - New Documentary Coming Photos: Luis Nery Looks Sharp During Workout in Japan Sanchez Breaks Down Carlos Cuadras' First Camp in Big Bear Lucas Matthysse Ready For Thurman, Pacquiao, Danny Garcia Photos: Rances Barthelemy Putting in Work for Relikh Rematch Photos: Sor Rungvisai, Estrada - Face To Face at Final Presser Carlos Adames Inks Promotional Pact With Top Rank Hearn: Jarrell Miller is a Threat, Fighting Joshua Would Be Exciting Canelo: Fans Will Get What They Desire - A Knockout of Golovkin! Parker: If Joshua, Hearn Looking Past Me - They Will Get a Surprise! Charlo: Golovkin Knows Pressure’s On, Fierce Dog Waiting for Him Sergey Kovalev Feels That He's Finally Reaching His Full Potential Groves: I'm Confident That I'll Fight For The Muhammad Ali Trophy Michael Farenas Returns on April 7th in Calgary, Canada Showtime Sports To Debut New Digital Show on February 28 Canelo-Golovkin Rematch Finalized For T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas Mike Tyson: Deontay Wilder Could Beat Me? I Don't Think So! Dmitry Bivol Unites With 'Faith Fighters International' Teens Brook: Fighting Khan Means More Than Winning Another Title Photos: Callum Smith, Nieky Holzken - Square Up at Final Presser Bivol: Mikhalkin Underestimated; Not Easy Opponent for Kovalev Jacobs: Sulecki is Game; Let's See if He Can Take the Punches Adonis Stevenson Very Confident He'll KO Badou Jack: Don't Blink! Martin Murray: I'll Retire if Saunders Wins, Confident I'll Beat Him BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - Feb. 22 George Groves: James DeGale's Value Has Diminished Significantly Haye Believes That He Would Do a 'Muhammad Ali' on Joshua Mikey Garcia's Coach Feels Errol Spence Fight is The Wrong Move Luis Nery: This Time I'll End Yamanaka in The Sixth Round Donnie Nietes Versus The Clock Canelo's Trainer: GGG Will Be The Same Fighter, Never Changes! Rigondeaux's Coach: Rigo Should Not Suffer Over One Bad Night
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement