Vargas Seeks a Major Upset Over Khan

Samuel Vargas has been unanimously written off a stepping stone, and he is expected to lose easily to Amir Khan as Khan gears up to get back into superstar-level competition.

But if one were to ask Vargas, he feels Khan’s time is up and he will look to shut everyone up with a major upset. Khan and Vargas are slated to meet on Sept. 8 in Birmingham, England.

“When I was told about this fight and asked if I wanted it, I said ‘hell yeah, send me the contract,” Vargas said. “Why did I take it? It’s simple: because I know I can beat him.

He has been a great champion, he has been in some great fights but his time has passed. This is my time now. It is time for me to put an end to his career and make a name for myself.

Vargas, who’s been a WBA-NABA welterweight champion, started his career 20-1-1 before a run-in with current IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence Jr., who he lost to by fourth-round TKO in April 2015. Vargas faced then-WBC Welterweight Champion Danny Garcia in a non-title bout in November 2016, losing by seventh-round TKO. Since the loss to Garcia, Vargas 4-0-1, fighting to a draw with Mauro Maximiliano Godoy in his most recent bout in June.

“This guy has been knocked out three times, it shows he can go down and it is something I can do,” Vargas said. “I know on Saturday night I will be the villain, the crowd will be booing me but it is just another day for me. They might boo me but in the end I will win so I don’t care if they hate me.”

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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