Jessie Vargas

Jessie Vargas Confirms Kell Brook Welterweight Unification Fight

Published On June 11, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News, Boxing Views and Opinion

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.

(Top image source and credit: ddexpress)

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Niall Doran
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