Francisco Vargas Speaks On His Upcoming Fight And His Future


Francisco Vargas (16-0-1, 13 KO’s) is one of the hottest up and coming prospects coming out of Mexico, who has an aggressive come forward style that is sure to please fans. Before turning professional. Vargas was a nine time Mexican amateur champion who also represented Mexico in the 2008 Olympic games. After the Olympics, Vargas waited two years to turn pro. “I felt it was time to turn pro but it may have been a little late,” said Vargas.

Since turning pro, he has yet to taste defeat and the only blemish on his record is a draw that he suffered in just his fourth fight against Bryan Gonzalez. Since then Vargas has racked up victory after victory, scoring KO’s in every fight since the draw.

Vargas has an upcoming fight against fellow undefeated prospect Brandon Bennet (16-0, 7 KO’s) from Ohio in what will be somewhat of a coming out party as the fight will be broadcast on ShoBox and introduce Vargas to a U.S. audience which might be nerve-racking for some fighters but not Vargas. “I get nervous the day of the fight and that’s because I am performing.”

Vargas loves competition and seeks to face harder opponents each and every time he steps into the ring. “You have to fight the best and beating Brandon Bennett will open doors for me. I want to keep busy and keep going. I want to keep fighting tough opponents.”

Any fighter knows that success is not given and that it is earned in the gym. Vargas time in the gym is slowly coming to a close as the fight draws near and he is very clear that he has done the work necessary to come out victorious. ” I am training hard to entertain (the fans) for my next fight that is coming up in August. I prepare for ten rounds or more and iIf it finishes earlier that’s good. When I feel that my opponent is hurt, I will go for the kill.”

Vargas currently campaigns at the 130 pound division which has a tremendous amount of talent. A majority of that talent is based with Golden Boy Promotions rival, Top Rank Promotions. Even though Top Rank has a majority of the 130 pound fighters that does not dash his hopes of fighting for a title. “Hopefully I will fight for a title next year. It will be difficult and I will have to work hard to get to where I want to be. All the champions are not with Top Rank.”

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