Review: 2014-04-12, disappointing fight between Jessie Vargas and Khabib Allakhverdiev: it gets two stars. Both undefeated, the American Jessie Vargas entered this fight with a boxing record of 23-0-0 (9 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.5 light welterweight in the world, he is 24 years old (seven years younger than Allakhverdiev) and last year he fought twice winning the vacant WBC Continental Americas welterweight title against Wale Omotoso.
His opponent, the Russian Khabib Allakhverdiev, has a record of 19-0-0 (9 knockouts) and he entered as the No.8 in the same weight class (currently the #1 in this division is Danny Garcia), he fought just once in 2013 defeating Souleymane M’baye (=Allakhverdiev vs M’baye). Vargas vs Allakhverdiev is valid for the IBO and WBA World light welterweight titles, both belt held by Allakhverdiev (first world title shot for Vargas); undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley 2. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: light welterweight (140 lbs, 63.5 kg)
Title: IBO and WBA World light welterweight titles
Vargas’ previous fight: Jessie Vargas vs Ray Narh
Allakhverdiev’s previous fight: Khabib Allakhverdiev vs Souleymane M’baye
Vargas’ next fight: Jessie Vargas vs Anton Novikov
Allakhverdiev’s next fight: Adrien Broner vs Khabib Allakhverdiev
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