Jesse Vargas will defend his WBA world light welterweight bout for the second time as he continues to build on his undefeated record. Anthony DeMarco is a past WBC world lightweight champion looking to add another title belt to his resume. Jessie Vargas will face Anthony “Tony” DeMarco on Saturday, November 22 for the WBA world light welterweight title at the Venetian Resort, Macao, SAR, China. Vargas opened as a -310 favorite with DeMarco as a +240 opening dog with the Boxing odds.
The 25 year old Jessie Vargas stands at five feet 10 inches tall with a reach of 71 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Vargas is a native of Los Angeles, CA, USA and now resides in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Vargas is the third ranked light welterweight in the United States and is ranked fourth in the world. Vargas has a career record of 25 wins with no losses and no draws. Vargas has a total of nine knockouts out of his 25 career wins. Vargas is coming off a 12 round unanimous decision win over Anton Novikov for the WBA world light welterweight title at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. The win was his first title defense of the WBA world light welterweight belt which he won in a 12 round unanimous decision win over Khabib Allakhverdiev on April 12, 2014. Vargas is ranked third in the United States and fourth in the world.
The 28 year old Antonio DeMarco stands at five feet 10 inches tall with a reach of 71 inches and a southpaw stance. DeMarco is a native of Mexico where he still resides in the city of Tijuana. DeMarco has a career record of 31 wins, three losses, and one draw. Out of DeMarco’s 31 career wins a total of 23 have come by knockout. DeMarco has suffered two knockout defeats in his career. DeMarco is coming off a 10 round unanimous decision win over Lanardo Tyner on August 23, 2014 in a bout that took place in Tecate, Mexico. He is ranked second in Mexico and 19th in the world.
We will ride the undefeated record of Jessie Vargas in this one!