Vargas Near Deal For Broner Rematch, Wants WBC Title
Following his majority draw against Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas claims that a rematch is nearly set for the two welterweights, but is open to take on Amir Khan.
Vargas, who’s main focus is a fight with Broner in a potential WBC eliminator, claimed that he would be open to postpone those plans of Khan, but only if the offer was “serious.”
“I’m open to facing Khan. If my team are interested then I’m interested and we can make it happen,” Vargas said, speaking exclusively to Sky Sports.
“He’s thrown my name out a few times but there’s been no serious offer or negotiations yet, as I know of.”
Vargas admits that he’s hoping to finalize a deal with Broner soon, wanting to earn a title shot and get the victory he thought he earned last month in Brooklyn.
“Of course, I believe I done enough to win last month,” Vargas added.
“Anyone who isn’t biased would see that I won. I won the first half of the fight easy with no issues… I lost all respect for Broner after we fought and it’s now time to settle our score.”
Vargas told Sky Sports that it “could be ordered as a WBC eliminator” and that he will play by their rules to ensure a title shot.
“Broner and then the winner of Garcia-Porter for the WBC belt, that’s the plan. I hope everything follows through as I have it in my mind.”
Original Report: Sky Sports