EXCLUSIVE Jessie Vargas: ‘I know that I beat Adrien Broner’

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But Jessie Vargas is coming for Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter, he tells John Dennen

FORMER world champion Jessie Vargas emerged from 2018 without a win, but without a loss after draws with both Adrien Broner and Thomas Dulorme.

Speaking to Boxing News, Vargas said, “I don’t like draws. What I think is I won it clearly, the first fight against Adrien Broner, the second fight I could see why they gave it a draw and I don’t know argue with it. I know that I beat Broner. I don’t know why they didn’t give me the decision. Ultimately we learn from it, we get stronger from it, mentally and physically, and mainly it’s more experience. I know exactly what to change.”

He should box next in March or April of this year and is determined to return with a win. “I’m looking to come back with everything I got,” Vargas said. “2019 is going to be a whole different year. I’m looking forward to a 2019 full of success.”

His goals are clear. “[Matchroom] have the resources to keep me busy and have me fighting for a title very soon,” he said. “I want to become world champion. I want the WBC title and the WBA title. Those are the titles that I’m going for. I know Keith Thurman has the WBA and the WBC [champion] is Shawn Porter. So those are the two guys that I would like to fight.”

Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas

Amir Khan and Kell Brook are both on Vargas’ radar. “I believe that the fans would like to see those fights because they know that it would be two entertaining match ups, either Amir Khan or Kell Brook,” Jessie said.

“But no matter what fight I’m in you’re going to enjoy it because I’m always trying to go after top level opposition, fighters that are tough, fighters that come to give it their all and I think that’s what we need to do in this sport, give the fans what they pay for, which is entertainment.”

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