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Fernando Vargas Record

Total Fights31
Title Wins2
Title Defenses5
Title-Fight KOs5
KO Wins22
KO Losses4
Fernando Vargas Record & Stats
Fernando Vargas' Record
Fernando Vargas' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Fernando Vargas' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 10 years and seven months, Fernando Vargas fought 31 times with 26 wins and 5 losses.

      Vargas retired from professional boxing with a record of 26-5, which included two super-welterweight world-title wins and five successful title defense fights. He had a 71% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 22 of his total 31 fights being knockout wins, five of which were in title fights. Vargas suffered four knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 12-round majority decision defeat to Ricardo Mayorga on November 23, 2007.

      Some of Vargas' best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Winky Wright, Yori Boy Campas, Ike Quartey, Raúl Márquez, Javier Castillejo, and Wilfredo Rivera.

      31Nov 23, 200729Ricardo MayorgaLossMD
      30Jul 15, 200628Shane MosleyLossTKO6
      29Feb 25, 200628Shane MosleyLossTKO10
      28Aug 20, 200527Javier CastillejoWinUD
      27Mar 26, 200527Raymond JovalWinUD
      26Dec 12, 200326Tony MarshallWinRTD7
      25Jul 26, 200325Fitz VanderpoolWinTKO6
      24Sep 14, 200224Oscar De La HoyaLoss *TKO11
      23Sep 22, 200123Jose FloresWin *KO7
      22May 5, 200123Wilfredo RiveraWinTKO6
      21Dec 2, 200022Félix TrinidadLoss *TKO12
      20Aug 26, 200022Ross ThompsonWin *TKO4
      19Apr 15, 200022Ike QuarteyWin *UD
      18Dec 4, 199921Winky WrightWin *MD
      17Jul 17, 199921Raúl MárquezWin *TKO11
      16Mar 13, 199921Howard ClarkeWin *TKO4
      15Dec 12, 199821Yori Boy CampasWin *RTD7
      14Aug 22, 199820Darren MaciunskiWinTKO6
      13Jun 23, 199820Anthony StephensWinTKO5
      12May 9, 199820Ron JohnsonWinTKO4
      11Apr 14, 199820Romallis EllisWinTKO2
      10Mar 13, 199820Dan ConnollyWinTKO2
      9Dec 13, 199720Eduardo MartinezWinKO2
      8Nov 22, 199719Jose Miguel FernandezWinTKO1
      7Oct 4, 199719Alex QuirogaWinTKO6
      6Aug 19, 199719Kevin PayneWinTKO1
      5Jul 12, 199719Eugene LopezWinKO1
      4Jun 20, 199719Jim MaloneyWinKO1
      3Jun 7, 199719Bill BurdenWinTKO2
      2Apr 26, 199719Claude StatenWinTKO2
      1Mar 25, 199719Jorge MoralesWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Fernando Vargas (El Feroz) is a 46-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Oxnard, California, U.S. on December 7, 1977. He is a former super-welterweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 10 years — from 1997 to 2007.

      Vargas made his professional boxing debut against Jorge Morales at the age of 19 on March 25, 1997, defeating Morales via 1st round KO. He went on to win 19 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 17 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 21 on December 12, 1998 after 14 professional fights, against Yori Boy Campas for the super-welterweight IBF title. He defeated Campas via 7th round RTD to become the super-welterweight champion of the world.

      Vargas has won two world titles at super-welterweight. For all the details about Vargas' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Vargas had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Nicaraguan boxer Ricardo Mayorga on November 23, 2007. Vargas lost the fight via 12 round majority decision. It's been 16 years and 7 months since this fight.


      Vargas had a total of nine world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and five successful title defenses. He won seven of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Fernando Vargas fought for super-welterweight world titles in four fights and won two of these fights, both of them via stoppage. In total, he won two super-welterweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 22, 2001Jose FloresSuper-welterweightWBA*KO
      Dec 12, 1998Yori Boy CampasSuper-welterweightIBFRTD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Fernando Vargas had seven super-welterweight world-title defense fights. He won five of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Aug 26, 2000Ross ThompsonSuper-welterweightIBFTKO
      Apr 15, 2000Ike QuarteySuper-welterweightIBFUD
      Dec 4, 1999Winky WrightSuper-welterweightIBFMD
      Jul 17, 1999Raúl MárquezSuper-welterweightIBFTKO
      Mar 13, 1999Howard ClarkeSuper-welterweightIBFTKO

      Title Losses

      Fernando Vargas lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of two titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Sep 14, 2002Oscar De La HoyaSuper-welterweightWBATKO
      Dec 2, 2000Félix TrinidadSuper-welterweightIBFTKO


      Vargas fought a total of 31 times during his professional career, which includes 9 world-title fights at the super-welterweight division. These six fights are the highlight of his career.

      • December 12, 1998: Vargas wins his first world title by defeating Yori Boy Campas via 7th round RTD. He is now the IBF super-welterweight world champion.

      • July 17, 1999: Vargas successfully defends the IBF super-welterweight title against Raúl Márquez, winning the fight via 11th round TKO.

      • December 4, 1999: Vargas successfully defends the IBF super-welterweight title against Winky Wright, winning the fight via 12 round majority decision.

      • April 15, 2000: Vargas successfully defends the IBF super-welterweight title against Ike Quartey, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • May 5, 2001: Fernando Vargas beats Wilfredo Rivera via 6th round TKO.

      • August 20, 2005: Fernando Vargas beats Javier Castillejo via 10th round unanimous decision.


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