WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas has spoken of his wish to face Keith 'One Time' Thuman in recent days following Thurman's win over Shawn Porter, but there's another unification match that he needs to get by first. It's great to see the welterweight division's champions willing to face one another to unify the belts and following Keith Thurman and Shawn…
Jessie Vargas Confirms Kell Brook Welterweight Unification Fight
WBO welterweight champion of the world Jessie Vargas has announced on social media that he will take on Britain’s IBF champion Kell Brook in an eliminator this September.
The fight had been talked about for a number of weeks online, with nothing concrete coming from anyone involved as of yet though.
That changed with the following post from Vargas on his Facebook account:
Vargas who has only ever lost once in his professional career via unanimous decision to Timothy Bradley, will travel to the undefeated Brook’s home country of England in what promises to be an intriguing matchup at 147lbs.
Fans have long called for Brook to step in with a decent name since beating Shawn Porter for the title two years ago and this will certainly represent a step up in level from his last three opponents of Kevin Bizier, Frankie Gavin and Jo Jo Dan.
It is unclear as of yet where the venue for the fight will be, with an official announcement from the promoters expected in the coming days.
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