He’s the only man to have faced both Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner in the ring.
In September 2016, Jessie Vargas lost his world title via unanimous to the Pacman, who had at the time, called it his retirement match.
Last April, Vargas and Broner fought to a majority draw in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
The 29-year-old two-division champion was at The Pacman’s media day, where he gave his take on the January 19 Pacquiao vs. Broner fight.
“Manny Pacquiao has the advantage right now, he is the more experienced fighter but we’ll find out you know with boxing anything can happen. It’ll be a good fight either way.”
Coincidentally, Vargas represents the Pacman’s most recent Vegas fight. Vargas who fought with Pacquiao at the Thomas and Mack Center says Sin City is excited for the fighting senators’ return.
“I’m sure he’s excited I’m sure its going to put a little pressure on him but pressure is good for us fighters, at least I see it that way. I’m sure he’s going to try and give a spectacular performance, to show you at 40 years old he’s still at the highest level.”
While Vargas was unable to beat neither one, he’s not thinking of a rematch against either one yet.
“Right now it’s their fight, January 19th we’ll see how they do I wish them both well. I wish they have a great fight, we’ll see what goes after…”
Vargas plans to be ringside when the bell rings at the MGM Grand.
The only other fighter known to have traded punches with both Pacquiao and Broner is Mikey Garcia, before he became world champion Garcia, was a sparmate of Pacquiao.
The undefeated Garcia eventually defended his 135-pound belt against Broner in 2017.