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Jessie Vargas
Jessie Vargas




TKO 10
UD 12
KO 6
MD 12
MD 12


5' 10" / 178 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Orthodox (R)

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The story

Born in Los Angeles, California on May 10, 1989, Jessie Vargas is a boxer with excellent technical skills honed by years of amateur fighting experience. He won two national championships in Mexico and two junior national championships in the United States, and also earned a spot on Mexico’s 2008 Olympic boxing team. By the end of his amateur career, he had compiled a record of 120-20.

A few months after turning 19, Vargas made his professional debut on September 5, 2008 against the 1-0 Joel Gonzalez. He made sure the fight didn’t last long, as he scored a KO in the very first round. He followed that up with three more fights, one every month, to close out 2008, earning two decisions and one stoppage after two rounds.

Jessie Vargas would go on to pile up the victories, eventually building a record of 21-0. That earned him his first title fight, a match against the 23-0 Wale Omotoso on March 16, 2013 for the WBC Continental Americas welterweight title. He ended up cruising to a win by unanimous decision after 10 rounds.

After another 10-round decision win, this one over Ray Narh, he fought Khabib Allakhverdiev for the WBA and IBO super lightweight titles. This fight, which took place on April 12, 2014, was his first that was scheduled for 12 rounds. It ended up going the distance, with Vargas picking up another unanimous decision victory. He would defend his WBA belt twice after that, against Anton Novikov and Antonio DeMarco, with the results being the same – unanimous decision victories after the full 12 rounds.

One reason Jessie Vargas hadn’t broken through, despite his skill and his 26-0 record, was his lack of finishing ability. From September 17, 2011 to November 22, 2014, he won 10 fights in convincing fashion, but all of those were wins by decision. When he started working with Dewey Cooper, the trainer claimed he had helped the young fighter improve his punching power, although many scoffed at this and said that power was a natural trait that Vargas simply didn’t have.

He got his highest-profile fight to date in his next match, which was on June 27, 2015 against Timothy Bradley, known for his rivalry with Manny Pacquiao. The fight was for the WBO interim welterweight title, and for the most part, it wasn’t close. Bradley continually landed sharp punching combinations throughout the fight, but Jessie had his moment in the 12th and final round, stunning Bradley with a hard right hand. He pounced and went for the finish, but unfortunately the referee made a mistake, believing that the 10-second warning was the signal for the end of the fight. That meant the fight was stopped early and went to a decision, where Bradley won on all the scorecards.

Vargas bounced back when he took out Sadam Ali with a dominant performance, eventually scoring a TKO in the ninth round to win the WBO welterweight title. Next, he faced superstar Manny Pacquiao, and while he fought hard, he ended up losing a unanimous decision.

Jessie Vargas profile

What is Jessie Vargas' Record?

Jessie Vargas' record currently stands at 29 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws. Of those 29 wins he has stopped 11 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 38%. Of his 4 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 263 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 7.5 rounds on average.

What was Vargas' last fight?

Jessie Vargas' last fight took place against Liam Smith's on 30th Apr 2022, in New York, United States. He lost by technical knockout in the 10th round. That fight was 1 year and 11 months ago.

How active is Jessie Vargas?

Vargas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.

Where is Jessie Vargas From?

Vargas was born in the United States.

How Old Is Jessie Vargas?

The super welterweight is currently 34 years old. He was born on 10th May 1989, so he will turn 35 in 20 days.

How long has Vargas been fighting?

Jessie Vargas made his professional debut in September 2008, so he has been a pro for 15 years and 7 months.

How tall is Jessie Vargas?

Vargas is 5' 10" (5 Foot and 10 inches) which is 178cm (1 meter and 78 centimeters).

What is Vargas' Reach?

His reach is 70.9 inches (70.9") which is 180 cm (1 meter and 80 centimeters).

What stance does Jessie Vargas use?

Vargas fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Jessie Vargas?

Some potential future fights for Vargas include Adrien Broner.

What will be Jessie Vargas' Next Fight?

Jessie Vargas doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Vargas include Adrien Broner.

How can I stream Jessie Vargas' Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Vargas' fights on DAZN UK.

In the US you can usually stream Jessie Vargas' fights via DAZN.

What are some recent Jessie Vargas results?

Jessie Vargas has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Liam Smith on 30th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Mikey Garcia on 29th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Humberto Soto on 26th April 2019 by knockout in the 6th round at Forum, Inglewood.

Before that, he had drawn with Thomas Dulorme on 6th October 2018 by majority draw at Wintrust Arena, Illinois.

He had drawn with Adrien Broner on 21st April 2018 by majority draw at Barclays Center, New York.

Jessie Vargas Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
34May 10, 1989United States178 cm180 cmorthodoxSuper Welterweight (154 lb)
Jessie Vargas Record
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Jessie Vargas Recent Contests
2022-04-30Liam SmithLost (TKO 10)Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
2020-02-29Mikey GarciaLost (UD 12)The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States
2019-04-26Humberto SotoWon (KO 6) watch replay Forum, Inglewood, United States
2018-10-06Thomas DulormeDraw (MD )Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States
2018-04-21Adrien BronerDraw (MD ) watch replay Barclays Center, New York, United States
2017-12-15Aaron HerreraWon (UD 10) watch replay Pioneer Event Center, California, Afghanistan
2016-11-05Manny PacquiaoLost (UD 12)Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States
2016-03-05Sadam AliWon (TKO 9)DC Armory, Washington, United States
2015-06-27Timothy Bradley JrLost (UD 12)StubHub Center, Carson, United States
2014-11-23Antonio DeMarcoWon (UD 12)Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China
2014-08-02Anton NovikovWon (UD 12)The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States
2014-04-12Khabib AllakhverdievWon (UD 12)MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States

Jessie Vargas' next fight

When is Jessie Vargas' Next Fight?

Jessie Vargas doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Vargas include Adrien Broner.

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How can I stream Jessie Vargas' Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Vargas' fights on DAZN UK.

In the US you can usually stream Jessie Vargas' fights via DAZN.

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