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Fernando Vargas boxer

Fernando Vargas image
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 10″/178cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1997-03-25
Born 1977-12-07
Nationality USA
Residence Oxnard, California, USA
bouts
31
won
26
lost
5
draw
0
bouts
31
won
26
lost
5
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 10″/178cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1997-03-25
Born 1977-12-07
Nationality USA
Residence Oxnard, California, USA

Vargas is best known for his heated rivalries against Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley, and Ricardo Mayorga.In his youth Vargas compiled a remarkable amateur record of 100-5. In 1992, he won the 132 lb. championships at the Junior Olympics Box-Offs, and came in second at the Junior Olympics. In 1993, he captured the triple crown of amateur boxing: the Junior Olympics Box-Offs, the Junior Olympics, and the Junior Olympics International tournament. The following year he solidified his position as one of the premier amateur fighters in the world by winning the 132 lb gold medal at the Olympic Festival, seizing the U.S. Junior Championships at 132 lb, and by becoming the youngest fighter ever to win the U.S. Championships. In 1995, he was selected to the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team.

Vargas is best known for his heated rivalries against Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley, and Ricardo Mayorga.In his youth Vargas compiled a remarkable amateur record of 100-5. In 1992, he won the 132 lb. championships at the Junior Olympics Box-Offs, and came in second at the Junior Olympics. In 1993, he captured the triple crown of amateur boxing: the Junior Olympics Box-Offs, the Junior Olympics, and the Junior Olympics International tournament. The following year he solidified his position as one of the premier amateur fighters in the world by winning the 132 lb gold medal at the Olympic Festival, seizing the U.S. Junior Championships at 132 lb, and by becoming the youngest fighter ever to win the U.S. Championships. In 1995, he was selected to the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 23, 2007 Ricardo Mayorga WLWLWL Staples Center, Los Angeles vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Super Middleweight

LOSS
Majority decision
July 15, 2006 Shane Mosley WLLWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 25, 2006 Shane Mosley WLLWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 2005 Javier Castillejo WWWWWW Allstate Arena, Rosemont WIN
Unanimous decision
March 26, 2005 Raymond Joval WWWWLW American Bank Center, Corpus Christi WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 12, 2003 Tony Marshall LLLWWL Casino Del Sol, Tucson WIN
Corner retirement
July 26, 2003 Fitz Vanderpool WWDWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 14, 2002 Oscar De La Hoya WLWLWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Association Super World Super Welterweight

(supervisor: Renzo Bagnariol)World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 22, 2001 Jose Flores WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas Vacant IBA Light Middleweight

WIN
KO
May 5, 2001 Wilfredo Rivera WWWLWW Don Haskins Center, El Paso WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 2000 Felix Trinidad WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 26, 2000 Ross Thompson WLWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 15, 2000 Ike Quartey WWWWDL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 4, 1999 Ronald Wright WWWWLW Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City WIN
Majority decision
July 17, 1999 Raul Marquez WWWLWW Caesars Tahoe, Circus Maximus Showroom, Stateline WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1999 Howard Clarke LLWLDW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 12, 1998 Luis Ramon Campas WWWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 22, 1998 Darren Maciunski LWWWLL Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 23, 1998 Anthony Stephens WWWLWL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
May 9, 1998 Ron Johnson LLWWLL Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
April 14, 1998 Romallis Ellis WWWWLL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1998 Dan Connolly LWWWWL Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1997 Eduardo Martinez WLWDLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
KO
Nov. 22, 1997 Jose Miguel Fernandez LDLWLL Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1997 Alex Quiroga DWLWDL Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 1997 Kevin Payne WWWWLW Convention Center, Austin WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 1997 Eugene Lopez WWWLLW Caesars Tahoe, Stateline WIN
KO
June 20, 1997 Jim Maloney LLLWLW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
June 7, 1997 Bill Burden WDWLLL Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
April 26, 1997 Claude Staten LW Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 25, 1997 Jorge Morales Civic Auditorium, Oxnard WIN
KO