Jessie Vargas speaks from Vegas training camp ahead of Kell Brook clash

Jessie Vargas training with Dewey Cooper inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

Later this year, WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas will collide with IBF titlist Kell Brook in a can’t-miss matchup overseas.

Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) is already in training camp, putting in some technical work with his trainer Dewey Cooper and assistant David Hayes. City Athletic Boxing in West Las Vegas is serving as Vargas’ home gym for the Brook assignment, and the intensity will sure build as the matchup draws near.

For Vargas, the light work has already begun.

“Camp hasn’t even started,” Vargas told Hustle Boss recently. “I feel great. We’re in here having fun. Making sure our technique and our craft is up to perfection.”

Vargas has nothing dismissive to say of Brook, but has belief in his own abilities.

“He’s a good fighter and a good champion,” Vargas admitted of his UK foe. “But I’m a better fighter and better champion and I’m going to prove it on Sep. 3.”

Check below for the full Q & A with Vargas.

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