What Is The Future Of Jessie Vargas At Welterweight?
Jessie Vargas has decided whether or not he will compete at 147 pounds again.
Vargas has competed in lighter weight classes in the past. In fact, he is a former WBA (Regular) and IBO Super-Lightweight Champion and WBO Welterweight Champion. In 2020, however, this isn’t the weight class that Vargas finds to be ideal.
Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Vargas discussed why he has no plans of cutting back down to the welterweight division moving forward (via Bad Left Hook).
“I’m not making 147 anymore, that’s for sure. It’s just too hard to make. I first made my pro debut at 140lbs, 138, back in late 2008. I had already made the decision to move to 154 in 2019, which became a knockout victory for me against Soto thankfully. Felt great, knocked him out in the sixth round…I’m glad we were able to give (the fans) a good show.”
Vargas went on to say that he had a difficult time getting back down to 147 pounds this year. Vargas said that he doesn’t even think he’ll last at 154 pounds.
Back on February 29, Vargas collided with Mikey Garcia. Vargas was beaten via unanimous decision after 12 rounds of action. It’s the third defeat in the pro boxing career of Vargas.