Posts Tagged ‘#JessieVargas’

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE 

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This Saturday night April 21st 2018, Premier Boxing Champions presents the ring return of Adrien Broner (33-3, 24 KO’s) as he takes on Jessie Vargas (28-2, 10 KO’s) in a 12 round Junior Welterweight bout.  The fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, and will be live on ShowTime at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Jermall Charlo (26-0, 20 KO’s) will take on Hugo Centeno Jr (26-1, 14 KO’s) in a 12 round Middleweight bout.  Also on the card, Gervonta Davis (19-0, 17 KO’s) and Jesus Cuellar (28-2, 21 KO’s) will fight  will fight for the WBA Super Featherweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape & predictions:

Adrien Broner Tale of The Tape Jessie Vargas
33 Wins 28
3 Lost 2
24 KOs 10
0 Draws 0
36 Total Fights 30
67% KO% 33%
5’6″ Height 5’10”
69″ Reach 71″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Nationality Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
July 28th, 1989 Date of Birth May 5th, 1989

 

PREDICTIONS:

Gervonta Davis  —  def  —  Jesus Cuellar  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Jermall Charlo  —  def  —  Hugo Centeno  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Adrien Broner  —  def  —  Jessie Vargas  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3, 24 KO’s) was originally scheduled to fight Omar Figueroa on April 21st at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, but he will now have a different opponent.  Omar Figueroa suffered a shoulder injury in training camp, and has officially pulled out of the fight.  He will be replaced by Jessie Vargas (28-2, 10 KO’s).  The fight will be brought to you by Premier Boxing Champions, and will be live on ShowTime at 9pm ET.  The fight will also be set for a 144 pound catch weight.  When asked about the fight, Broner had this to say:  “I’m excited that this is an even bigger fight then Figueroa.”

Lets not forget about the spectacular undercard for this fight as well.  Gervonta Davis (19-0, 18 KO’s) will make his ring return as he takes on Jesus Cuellar (28-2, 21 KO’s) for the vacant WBAsuper Junior Lightweight title.  Davis seemed more concerned with showing off for the crowd then actually fighting in his last fight, but never the less, he still got the KO victory against Francisco Fonseca.  Also on the card, Jermall Charlo (26-0, 20 KO’s) will be facing rising star Hugo Centeno JR (26-1, 14 KO’s) for the vacant WBC interim Middleweight title.  Should be a great night of boxing at the Barclays Center on April 21st 2018.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for keith thurmanMay 19th 2018 will be a big day for boxing, as Premier Boxing Champions just announced two big fights for ShowTime Championship Boxing.  the first being Keith “One Time” Thurman (28-0, 22 KO’s) VS Jessie Vargas (28-2, 10 KO’s).  Thurman is viewing this as a tune up fight with a promise of a big fight at the end of the year.  Thurman is almost fully recovered from the elbow surgery that he had after he defeated Danny Garcia.  The recovery process has been long for Thurman, but he’s finally ready to fight.  Vargas was last in the ring in December of 2017, when he defeated Aaron Herrera by Unanimous Decision over 10 rounds.  Errol Spence called out Thurman after his fight yet again, but Thurman said that he would not fight Errol Spence in 2018, so we will have to wait and see what Thurman has planned for the end of the year.

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The second fight on May 19th will be Adonis Stevenson (29-1, 24 KO’s0 defending his WBC Light Heavyweight title against Badou Jack (22-1-2, 13 KO’s).  The two fights will be on the same ShowTime broadcast but at different venues.  This will be Stevenson’s biggest test since the first time he fought Andrzej Fonfara back in May of 2014.  Stevenson hasn’t been in a big fight since, and it seems like he’s been avoiding dangerous opponents.  Badou Jack on the other hand has fought everyone thrown at him including Anthony Dirrel, Lucian Bute, George Groves, and James DeGale, defeating all but DeGale. He fought DeGale to a draw on paper, but in my eyes and the eyes of many, he actually defeated DeGale.  Venues will soon be announced for the two events.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s) has chosen his opponent for his November 5th fight date.  The fight will be on HBO PPV, and Pacquiao’s opponent will be WBO Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s).  Perhaps not the most popular choice, Pacquiao said “I chose Vargas because he is a champion”.  Vargas is coming off of a win against Sadam Ali, where he displayed more power then ever before, as he knocked Ali out in the 9th round of their fight, and won the vacant WBO Welterweight tile.  Ali was slightly favored against Vargas because of his Vargas’ lack of power, but Vargas changed up his style, loaded up on his punches, and got the TKO victory.

Pacquiao is being heavily criticized for his choice of opponent, after it was thought that Terence “Bud” Crawford was the frontrunner for the Pacman’s return to the ring.  Crawford wanted the fight at 140 pounds, and it made no sense for him to move up to 147, after just recently moving up to 140.  Pacquiao has gone down from 147 to 140 in the past, so he probably still can do it at this point, but refused to.  Instead he chose the natural 147 pounder, and will fight for the WBO title yet again.  Jessie Vargas in ranked 8th in the Welterweight division by Ring Magazine, which is why people are upset about the move.  If Pacquiao didn’t want to move down to face Terence Crawford, there are a number of more intriguing names that he could have faced, such as Keith Thurman, Amir Khan, or Danny Garcia, who are all ranked in the top 6.  Thurman and Garcia might have been a problem because of promotional issues, but Khan could have been an interesting fight (ranked #3), because of his speed.  Never the less, Manny Pacquiao will face Jessie Vargas for the WBO Welterweight title on November 5th on HBO PPV.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Well, I guess Manny Pacquiao isn’t retired after all.  The former 8 division champion will be back in the ring before the year is out.  Once a fighter, always a fighter i guess.  From the reports swirling, it looks like Manny will be back in the ring on either October 29, or November 5th of this year.  The fight will be televised on HBO PPV according to Dan Rafael.  Bob Arum told us over and over, that Pacquiao was not done yet, and I guess we should have believed him.

Pacquiao and Arum have already put together a list of potential opponents.  The most likely seem to be fellow stable fighters Jessie Vargas and Terence Crawford.  Rumors have also swirled about Danny Garcia, but that seems highly unlikely.  Adrien Broner’s name has been thrown around as well, but who ever knows with that guy.  Broner seems content fighting much lower levels of opposition these days.  Garcia seems unlikely, because Bob Arum and Al Haymon working together is very unlikely.  The biggest money fight would no doubt be against Terence Crawford, given that he can get past Viktor Postol on July 23rd.  It remains to be seen who the opponent will be, and I’m sure there will be a ton more rumors, but I will keep you posted.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KO’s) and WBO Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) have agreed to terms on a welterweight unification fight, and have signed the contract.  The fight will take place either on August 27th, or most likely on September 3rd, in Kell Brook’s home town of Sheffield in the UK.  Eddie Hearn has been vocal about wanting Brook to fight in a football stadium this summer, but a venue has not yet been chosen.  Kell Brook has said that he wants unification fights against top Welterweights, but has yet to fight Keith Thurman, or Danny Garcia.  While beating Vargas would get him another belt, Vargas is not by any means a top welterweight.  Brook is too quick and strong and this will be a mismatch, and I don’t think Vargas has any chance to win.

Hopefully after collecting another belt, Brook will be matched up against the winner of the Thurman VS Porter fight, because that would be a very interesting matchup.  Danny Garcia also hold a title in the welterweight division now, so that could be another possibility.  Brook is coming off of a 2 round destruction of Kevin Bizier, in a fight where he absolutely creamed his opponent.  Jessie Vargas got a surprising KO victory against a formidable opponent in Sadam Ali, after his only loss to Timothy Bradley.  Vargas looked stronger last time out, but Brook still definitely possesses every advantage.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE