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Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 23 Nov 2014

Jessie Vargas holds off challenger Antonio DeMarco to retain title

By Lance Pugmire

Jessie Vargas has been awarded some gift decisions in the past, and his softly paved path to a world title has left him slow to earn respect in boxing.

Among the skeptical was legendary Roy Jones Jr., who commented on an HBO broadcast this year that he could make the Las Vegas product a more complete fighter.

Vargas took Jones up on it, and in their first union as boxer-trainer Sunday morning in Macao, Vargas produced a game showing while defeating Mexico's Antonio DeMarco by unanimous decision to successfully defend his World Boxing Assn. super-lightweight belt for the second time.

Judges Levi Martinez, Stanley Christodoulou and Pinit Prayasab each awarded Vargas (26-0) a 116-112 score on the pay-per-view undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri...

READ THE FULL REPORT / ARTICLE BY LANCE PUGMIRE ON LA TIMES AT: http://www.latimes.c...1122-story.html
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simba's Photo simba 23 Nov 2014

Vargas lacks the ooomph in his power punches, and hopefully he will work on it before the comp get's tougher.

Demarco needs to go back to boxing 101.  He's got the bravado part down, but........

Roy Jones ain't all that as a corner, nor as a commentator.  Actually the commentators all sucked azz.  I believe Lederman dozed off during the China man fight.
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boxalettice 's Photo boxalettice 23 Nov 2014

 simba, on 23 November 2014 - 03:32 PM, said:

Vargas lacks the ooomph in his power punches, and hopefully he will work on it before the comp get's tougher.

Demarco needs to go back to boxing 101.  He's got the bravado part down, but........

Roy Jones ain't all that as a corner, nor as a commentator.  Actually the commentators all sucked azz.  I believe Lederman dozed off during the China man fight.
:lol: yeah that card was a classic sleeper
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