2016 BOXING fight – Jessie Vargas vs Sadam Ali – fight Video WBO

3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-03-05, good fight between Jessie Vargas and Sadam Ali: it gets three stars.

The former Wba light-Ww champion Jessie Vargas entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 26-1-0 (9 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.10 welterweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Manny Pacquiao) but he comes off his first loss, suffered against Timothy Bradley (=Bradley vs Vargas).
His opponent, the undefeated Sadam Ali, has a perfect record of 22-0-0 (13 knockouts) and he entered as the No.14 in the same weight class. He fought just once last year beating Francisco Santana (=Ali vs Santana). Vargas vs Ali is valid for the vacant WBO World welterweight title; undercard of Luis Ortiz vs Tony Thompson. Watch the video and rate this fight!


Date: 2016-03-05

Where: DC Armory Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Division: welterweight (147 lbs, 66.7 kg)

Title: vacant WBO World welterweight title

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Jessie Vargas def. Sadam Ali (TKO, round 9)


Vargas’ previous fight: Timothy Bradley vs Jessie Vargas

Ali’s previous fight: Sadam Ali vs Francisco Santana

Vargas’ next fight: Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas


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14 thoughts on “2016 BOXING fight – Jessie Vargas vs Sadam Ali – fight Video WBO”

  1. Excellent fight! Vargas’ patience really paid off in the end in a very surprising KO! I didn’t know Vargas still had that kind of power, guess Ali didn’t thought so either.The referee did a few mistakes indeed, but in the end, the stoppage was the right decision to make.
    He could have stopped it after the 2nd down in my opinion. Liked the interview (not Kellerman, I wish I had an audio filter everytime he speaks), Vargas is a nice guy. On the other hand, Ali’s excuses (wet ring and ankle injury) sounded insignificant. Funny he didn’t mention his puffy/closed eye as an excuse…

    • Good stoppage in my view too, Olivier. As a result, Ali will live to fight another day.

      LOL about Max. Definitely a take him or leave him kind of guy. I enjoy him in small doses; unfortunately, he is only served in Biggie Size.

      Sidenote: Vargas seemed to thank HBO about six times in his interview. And he was still grabbing the mic to issue more thanks when Kellerman was finished. Usually over here in the USA, it’s the typical blather about God — but here’s a kid who knows where his checks are signed, haha.

  2. Well though it shouldn’t have stopped exactly when it was – it still isn’t a BS stoppage. Ali was not going to recover.

    It was Ali’s own fault.
    He went straight back with his hands down.

    Congrats to Vargas for a good win.
    I think Vargas Vs Peterson would be a good fight. But I think they might try for Garcia if that is possible.

    • Sure, I’d like to see either or both of those matchups, No10Count.

      In truth, until recently, I would have readily picked both Peterson and Garcia over Vargas. But the closing minute of Bradley-Vargas and tonight’s win have me recalculating.

      Today I think Peterson is the slicker boxer while Vargas might have more pop. I’d still suspect Peterson wins in a close points decision, but it could go differently.

      Conversely, Swift had more pop than Vargas — at least down at 140 — but hasn’t looked especially strong since moving up. Indeed I thought Peterson handled Garcia and was robbed.

  3. Exciting, beautiful fight! I had it dead even at six, but felt Vargas was coming on. Was he ever — and what a brutal finish. We’ll have to see if this intensity continues in his next fights, but a rematch against Bradley would be much more fun than watching another Bradley-Pacquiao. Well done, Vargas.

  4. Very nice fight with an excellent win for Vargas who fully deserved it. I have the fight 78 to 73 in favour of Vargas before the stopping of the fight. The referee was useless and should be prevented of participating in future events for good.
    Congratulations Vargas for a real good job.


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