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Old 12-04-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default How good was Fernando Vargas?

I didn't follow boxing in those times (was very young) however I've seen he fought great fioghters but lost the most important bouts (Mosley, DLH, Trinidad) but beat Quartey and Wright (would you consider they were shot?) was he ever the top light middleweight? Top 10 P4P?
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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He was not P4P but he could have been, he fought Trinidad to early. He was a top 154pounder.

A prime Vargas would beat Canelo & Trout and all the top guys @ 154 today IMO...
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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apparently he peaked to soon

his prime was at were late teens, early 20's apparently but i remember seeing a pic ages ago and thinking WOW


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i wondered how the hell anyone could do that to someone,

now i no

its them damn roids.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: How good was Fernando Vargas?

He got thrown into the lion pit too soon.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #6
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Default Re: How good was Fernando Vargas?

He defeated Wright in a close desicion.Winky didn't do anything in round 12 besides covering up and gave Fernando the victory because of it.
Quartey was outboxed and i consider it his best performance.
Was thrown to the wolves too often and too early by the Duvas.
Probably because they thought he wouldn't last long with his lifestyle outside the ring.
Had a short distinguished and spectacular career.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #7
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Default Re: How good was Fernando Vargas?

He was a very good fighter, pushed far too quickly at a young age into fighting elite opposition.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:29 PM   #8
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Default Re: How good was Fernando Vargas?

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apparently he peaked to soon

his prime was at were late teens, early 20's apparently but i remember seeing a pic ages ago and thinking WOW


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i wondered how the hell anyone could do that to someone,

now i no

its them damn roids.

YUP....them roids from mosley
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #9
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Vargas was good when he was coming up at 154 but not great. His best win was against Quartey I feel but Winky beat him hands down. Vargas could've maybe been HOF worthy if he could've taken a better punch. He had a lot of heart when he was undefeated and I used to enjoy his fights.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #10
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People say he took the trinidad fight too early but no one turns down a $10m payday, especially a fighter with a attitude like fernando vargas.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #11
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A young Vargas vs current Canelo would have been a perfect match. PPV material (200k plus) if you rate it according to today standard.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:41 PM   #12
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Very exciting to watch one of my favourite fighters back before he became damaged goods. Decent power, good combination puncher and work rate. But as others have said he was ruined by trinidad in a great fight and after that his punch resistance never recovered
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:52 PM   #13
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Had a bulging disk. Still trained throught the pain. Good fighter, could have done more with better disipline and no back probs. This coming from a guy who disliked Vargas very much. I always went against him.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:00 PM   #14
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He got thrown into the lion pit too soon.
This. Vargas was better than Canelo is now.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #15
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Took Oscar to the brink in a real battle, a PPV attraction where the fighters actually went to war not a one sided predetermined result like today

Vargas was cut from a different cloth and his nickname was accurate

seeing the fat shell of Vargas vs Mayora was a let down but the fight was still very good
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