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Vargas Stops Ali in 9th Round to Win Welterweight Title

VargasVSsadamWelterweight Jessie Vargas (27-1,10 kos) showcased his power destroying Sadam Ali (22-1,13 kos) with a ninth round stoppage. Vargas landed 37 percent of his punches in his impressive victory. Most people viewed this as a toss up fight and a fight that could be close. This was the exact opposite. “I tore him apart piece by piece,” said Vargas, who won his second World Title after a stint with the Junior Welterweight belt. “I was patient. I looked for openings and when I had the openings I fired the shots. This is what I have been working for all my life since I was 8 years old. Now I’m a two-time World Champion.” Vargas gave credit to his new trainer Dewey Cooper, who is his sixth trainer in eight years.

“Adding Dewey Cooper to the team was huge,” Vargas said. “He brought out the power, without a doubt. He got the best out of Jessie Vargas tonight. Jessie Vargas is here to stay.” This type of dominate victory puts Jessie Vargas back in the discussion for bigger fights. “I will put him with any welterweight in the world. Maybe the winner of the [April 9 Manny] Pacquiao-[Timothy] Bradley fight,” Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said. “We finally saw [the talent] tonight,” Arum said. “We said to him you got to let your hands go and he had really good training. We always knew he had punching power, but he would never really let the hands go. Tonight he was great.” “I want Bradley, win or lose [against Pacquiao],” Vargas said. “We have unfinished business.”

Ortiz vs Thompson

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Heavyweight Luis Ortiz (25-0, 22 kos) showed why he was one of the most dangerous fighters in boxing. He dropped 44 year-0ld Tony Thompson (40-7, 27 kos) three times before knocking him out in the sixth round. Ortiz displayed a great deal of defense and also showed once again the ability to finish his opponents when they are hurt. Ortiz has been on fire recent as this win adds to his impressive undefeated record. “You still haven’t seen the best of me; you have not seen the best of ‘King Kong,'” Ortiz said through a translator. “I am ready for anyone in the ring any time.”

“It doesn’t matter. Age doesn’t matter. Look what Bernard Hopkins did,” Ortiz said, pointing to the future Hall of Famer and HBO commentator, who is 51 and still fighting at a high level. “I have the qualities. Whoever wants it. Doesn’t matter. I have quality.”

“He is strong as advertised,” Thompson said. “It’s sad that my hometown got to see me at the end of my career versus at the peak of my career. I just think it would have been a much better fight with prime Tony Thompson that’s all, but the guy is as strong as a monster. But, again, three weeks of training and that’s the best I have for three weeks.”

OrtizRealKingKong“He’s a fighter who has lots of experience,” Ortiz said. “My professor [trainer Herman Caicedo] also told me not to worry, that everything would come in time. I boxed a little, I punched a little bit. ‘King Kong’ is here and knows how to get the job done.” ” The ring is full of blood and it’s not my blood,” Ortiz said. Next for Ortiz is a mandatory title defense against Russian Alexander Ustinov ( 33-1, 24kos). Ortiz has until June 19th to fight him or he will be stripped of his belt.  Golden Boy president Eric Gomez said he will try to make the deal happen with Ustinov’s promoter Frank Warren, for a fight on the Canelo-Khan undercard May 7th in Vegas.

“They’re going to have to fight me,” he said. “I have [Golden Boy CEO] Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy, HBO and the WBA behind me. They’ll make it happen. I am grateful to them.

“I’m back in the gym on Monday. This is my job. It’s what I do.”

“He’s the most exciting. He has the speed, the power, the charisma,” Gomez said. “With the help of HBO we’re going to continue to pound him and pound him and pound him until somebody opens the door. We want the best fights. We will work with any promoter. He wants the best fights. He deserves it.”

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