Former welterweight champion sets his sights on becoming first man to stop Broner
Jesse Vargas isn’t exactly known for his punching power. He has a paltry 33 percent knockout ratio. However, both Vargas and trainer, Mike McCallum, feel that this weekend’s fight against Adrien Broner he will surprise everyone that is underestimating his power.
The 5-feet-10 Vargas is four inches taller than Broner and for the past three years has competed in the 147lb division. He has been in the ring with Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, even though he lost both fights it gave him experience with fighters of that caliber which could benefit him against Broner.
If Broner comes to fight on the inside it could feed into Vargas game plan and be the kind of fight that would make it very exciting. Vargas believes if it’s an inside fight once Broner feels his power he will back up and choose a different approach.
This is a fight that could have lots of fireworks and team Vargas says they are ready for any type of fight. They plan on giving Broner different looks to keep him off balance. Some moments Vargas may attack while others he could try being the counter-puncher.
It’ll depend what Broner brings as they will take it from there. The fight is set for a catch weight of 144lb and is the headliner of Showtime’s tripleheader this Saturday live from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York.
By: Garrisson “Bo” Bland