Fernando Vargas Jr. Turns Professional On Dec. 18
Fernando ‘El Feroz’ Vargas, Jr., of Las Vegas, NV, son of
the legendary three-time junior middleweight world champion
Fernando Vargas Sr., will make his highly anticipated
professional boxing debut against Pablo Rosas, (2-1) on
Friday, December 18 at Grupo Sipse TV Studios in Merida,
Mexico, it was announced today by his father.
The four-round middleweight bout is featured on the Mario
Abraham MAX Boxing Promotions’ card and will be broadcast on
ESPN Knockout in a ‘behind closed doors’ setting due to the
Following an amateur career compiling a record of 36-4, the
24-year-old southpaw Vargas Jr. is very excited to start his
professional career and will be trained by his father in the
professional ranks out of his Las Vegas, NV based gym, the
Fernando Vargas Fighting Foundation. Vargas Jr. started
boxing at the age of 17.
Vargas Jr. lost a very controversial semi-final bout at the
2019 U.S. Olympic Trial Qualifiers, but has stayed active
sparring numerous world champions including Shawn Porter,
Kell Brook, Yordenis Ugas and Rances Barthelemy.
Said Vargas Jr, “I’m looking to follow in the footsteps of
my father. He’s the one that gave me my start in boxing and
I want to carry on the Vargas family legacy. I’m looking
forward to fighting in Mexico, where our family heritage is
from and my father has many fans. I plan to make my own fans
there and put on an exciting show in my pro debut.”
Stated Vargas Sr., “Junior has worked very hard and I’m
looking forward to him turning professional. He has great
experience sparring with top professional fighters and the
time is right for him now. I look forward to seeing him in
the ring and will guide him so that he can be the best he
can be. It’s an honor to make this announcement on my 43rd
birthday.” Vargas Sr. has two other sons who are
accomplished amateur boxers, Amado and Emiliano.
Continued advisor Tom Loeffler, “I’m happy we were able to
put this fight together in Merida, Mexico on ESPN Knockout.
Thanks to Mario Abraham and Max Boxing Promotions for giving
Junior this opportunity. I’m looking forward to seeing him
in the ring, he has great talent and his own marketability.
There is a lot of anticipation for his pro debut, now he has
to show what he is made of and the fans are in for a treat
to see the next generation of the Vargas family in the
Mario Abraham added “It’s an honor to have Fernando Vargas
Jr making his pro debut on our show December 18. I’m sure he
will get a great reaction from the fans and media in