As Jessie Vargas prepares to defend his WBA lightweight title on the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri undercard, the undefeated world champion is already thinking about the future.
Jessie Vargas sees himself as one of the best and a threat to any of the top fighters around his weight class.
Vargas (25-0, 9 KO) will defend his title against former WBC lightweight titleholder, Antonio DeMarco on Saturday, November 22nd from The Venetian in Macau, China.
“I am one of the top guys and I want to prove that I am the best,” said Vargas. “I have no doubt that I will come out with the victory.”
Vargas is signed by Top Rank. Some of the notable Top Rank fighters include Timothy Bradley and Brandon Rios. Vargas has never been one to back down to a challenge.
“Without a doubt, I know them well and it would make a great matchup,” said Vargas. “I have a lot of respect for them as fighters.”
Some younger fighters get a little rambunctious trying to go for the knockout because they want to send a message. Vargas is confident that he will display no such flaw inside of the ring.
“I never get out of control, so I have no doubt in that,” added Vargas. “I have always kept my composure.” “I will start strong and finish strong,” he added.
Adrien Broner fought Antonio DeMarco and stopped him inside the eighth round. Vargas remains unfazed as he firmly believes he can knockout DeMarco for the count.
“That is the plan, to take him out,” said Vargas. “I have the guts and I have the heart.” “DeMarco does not have the same heart that I have,” he added.