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Vargas Wins Gold, Khabib Shakes Head at Scores

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - In a battle of undefeated fighters, Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9KOs) appeared to do the better work, but not according to the judges - as all three scored the fight for the local boxer - Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9KOs) - who picks up the IBO/WBA 'regular' junior welterweight titles. The scores were 115-113, 115-113, 117-111. BoxingScene had it 116-112 for Khabib.

It was a tough fight for both, with each of them having their moments in a technical boxing match. Vargas did very well with his uppercuts up the middle, but never followed up after landing them. As the fight entered the second half, Khabib's face was rapidly swelling up, with a cut above the left eye - but he was doing the better work. Vargas would land good punches as the second half played out, but never getting with more than one or at a time, where Khabiv usually got off with a series of shots when he let his hands go.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MujoHrnjica on 04-15-2014

[QUOTE=daggum;14424720]higher activity is just something people say when they don't have any legit reasons why someone won a fight. it's like when a girl says she is washing her hair.[/QUOTE] Tell me about it

Comment by MujoHrnjica on 04-15-2014

[QUOTE=Scott.Weiland.;14424714]Dan,likely pizza boxes and a 4 litre bottle of coca cola.as for Harry,I'm not sure maybe he was sharing Dan's pizza's throughout,who knows ?[/QUOTE] Lol ok geezer.

Comment by daggum on 04-14-2014

[QUOTE=MujoHrnjica;14421120][B]Higher activity?[/B] Khabib 698 thrown 243 landed while Vargas 686 thrown and 226 landed. Don't know where you got the impression that he was more active.[/QUOTE] higher activity is just something people say when they don't have any legit reasons…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 04-14-2014

[QUOTE=MujoHrnjica;14424071]Both Harold Lederman and Dan Rafael had it 115-113 for Allakhverdiev. Tell me what do you think they saw differently than you?[/QUOTE] Dan,likely pizza boxes and a 4 litre bottle of coca cola.as for Harry,I'm not sure maybe he was…

Comment by MujoHrnjica on 04-13-2014

[QUOTE=Scott.Weiland.;14421871]I'm pretty sure I had Khabib needing a KO after the tenth,I'd have to watch it again.ive not seen the compubox stats,and frankly I don't care to see them.Khabib came on too strong too late from what I recall.[/QUOTE] Both…

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