Jessie Vargas
  • Jessie Vargas

  • 29-3-2
  • form UD 10MD MD KO 6UD 12 <
  • Stats
  • age31
  • height 5' 10" / 178cm
  • reach 70.9" / 180cm
  • stanceOrthodox (r)
  • Full record
  • wins29
  • by ko11
  • ko%38%
  • Lost3
  • Stopped0
  • Draws2
  • Debut2008
  • pro rds253
  • Ranking @ Super Welterweight
  • The Ring-
  • WBO-
  • IBF-
  • WBC7
  • WBA-
  • Ranking @ Welterweight
  • The Ring-
  • WBO-
  • IBF-
  • WBC-
  • WBA7

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, 3 loses and 2 draws.

Of those 29 wins, he's stopped 11 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 38%.

Despite his 3 loses, he's never been stopped.

He's boxed a total of 253 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 7.4 rounds on average.

What was Vargas' last fight?

Jessie Vargas' last fight took place against Mikey Garcia's on 29th Feb 2020, in Texas, United States. He lost by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 9 months and 3 days ago.

Where is Jessie Vargas From?

Vargas was born in the United States.

How Old Is Jessie Vargas?

The welterweight is currently 31 years old. He was born on 10th May 1989, so he will turn 32 in 5 months and 8 days.

How long has Vargas been fighting?

Jessie Vargas made his professional debut in September 2008, so he has been a pro for 12 years and 2 months.

How good is Jessie Vargas?

Vargas is currently ranked 7th by the WBC at Super Welterweight and 7th by the WBA at Welterweight.

How tall is Jessie Vargas?

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

What is Vargas' Reach?

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

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 Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, Unified Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr, Kell Brook and Adrien Broner.

How can I stream Jessie Vargas' Fight?

In the UK you can usually stream Vargas' fights on NowTV and Sky Go.

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

What are some recent Jessie Vargas results?

Jessie Vargas has beaten 3 of his last 3 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Antonio DeMarco on 23rd November 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.

Previous to that, he had defeated Anton Novikov on 2nd August 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Khabib Allakhverdiev on 12th April 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

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What will be Jessie Vargas' Next Fight?

Jessie Vargas' doesn't currently have a fight scheduled. Some potential future fights for Jessie Vargas include Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, Unified Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr, Kell Brook and Adrien Broner.

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Jessie Vargas's Potential Fights & Rumours

  • Thurman vs Vargas
  • 29-1-0 29-3-2
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • WBA Super World Welterweight Championship
  • Vargas vs Spence Jr
  • 29-3-2 26-0-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • IBF World Welterweight Championship

Jessie Vargas's Last 5 Fights

  • Garcia vs Vargas
  • 39-1-0 29-2-2
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Saturday 29th February 2020
  • Vargas vs Herrera
  • 27-2-0 33-7-1
  • UD 10 UD 10
  • Friday 15th December 2017

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