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Fernando Vargas Jr.'s Victory: Carrying on the Family Legacy

Fernando Vargas, known for his fearless approach to boxing, has passed on his fighting spirit to his son, Fernando Vargas Jr. (14-0, 13 KOs), who recently secured a victory against former contender Brad Solomon (29-7, 9 KOs) in Stockton, California, this past Saturday.



Fernando Vargas


Vargas Sr. plays a pivotal role in his son's career, serving as the lead voice in his corner. His other sons, Amado and Emiliano, are also pursuing boxing careers, but they are taking a slower and more strategic approach to title contention. Emiliano is under the promotion of Top Rank Inc., while Amado and Fernando Jr. are promoted by MarvNation. Vargas Sr. attributes this approach to his own experiences in the ring.


Reflecting on his own career, Vargas Sr. acknowledged that he may have rushed into big fights early on. However, he believes that these experiences have provided valuable lessons for his sons.


"All of that served for experience for my boys – so it doesn’t happen again," he remarked.

Vargas Sr. was known for his fearlessness in the ring, evident in his early bout against Luis Ramon “Yori Boy” Campas in 1998, where he won the IBF junior middleweight title at just 20 years old. His willingness to face formidable opponents was further exemplified in his match against Félix Trinidad, despite not emerging victorious.


"I beat five world champions,"

Vargas proudly stated, listing off his notable victories. However, his losses, including those against Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley (twice), and Ricardo Mayorga, also defined his career, showcasing his resilience and determination.

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