WHEN undefeated WBA light-welterweight champion Jessie Vargas defends his title against Antonio DeMarco on November 22 in Macau, he will have Roy Jones Jnr in his corner. DeMarco, of course, will be coached by Freddie Roach.
Jones explained how the relationship with Vargas began:
“I called Jessie’s fight on HBO when he fought [Anton] Novikov last August.Jessie won but I did not see the improvements I was hoping to see,” said Jones. “He asked me to train him for the DeMarco fight and I agreed. I am working with five fighters right now but Jessie is my first champion. We worked on Jessie’s mechanics for the first four weeks before we began sparring. He’s developing more speed – and more speed means more power. My plan is to work Jessie’s corner in Macau, then go back to ringside and call the fights for HBO Pay-Per-View.”