Antonio Vargas

Weightclass: Bantamweight

  • 7wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 3kos

AGE:
21
Birthplace:
Houston, Texas
Height:
5'6"
reach:
66"
Managers:
David McWater
Trainers:
Tito Ocasio

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Antonio Vargas

At the age of 21, Antonio is a one-year pro. A sensational prospect at 118 pounds, he is a former elite amateur at the international level and was named USA Boxing’s “2015 Elite Male Athlete of the Year.” He won gold medals at the 2014 Pan American Youth Championships and 2015 Pan American Games, and represented the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

He has stayed very active with seven fights in his first 17 months as a pro.

In his last fight on July 28 in Kissimmee, Florida, he won a six-round unanimous decision against Aaron Echevesta.

Boxingscene.com’s Francisco Salazar reported [excerpts]: Bantamweight Antonio Vargas, a 2016 U.S. Olympian, battered Aaron Echeveste for six rounds, winning a one-sided decision. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Vargas, who improves to 7-0, 3 KOs. [End Salazar item]

In an earlier interview, Antonio said, “I’ve been working with my trainer, Tito Ocasio, since I came back from the Olympics. He’s more of a professional-style coach, he’s trained several world champions. I decided to train with him because he’s one of the best professional coaches in Florida right now.

“My style – man, I like to bring the fight! I can box – I can be nice – but I just love to throw punches and let the fans see a good fight.

“I don’t have a nickname. My teammates used to call me ‘No Respect,’ but I didn’t really like it.”

fight history

  • 2018

    In his last fight on 7-28-18 in Kissimmee, FL, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Aaron Echeveste (5-2): the bout was on the undercard of the Masayuki Ito vs. Christopher Diaz main event, and Antonio dominated the fight; he out-boxed and out-worked Echesteve and consistently landed the harder punches; scored 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.

    On 2-23-18 in Kissimmee he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Luis Saavedra (7-4): the bout was on the undercard at the Osceola Heritage Center; Antonio dominated the fight and won by scores of 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.

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  • 2017

    On 11-3-17 in Kissimmee, FL, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Jonathan Garza (6-0): the bout one of the co-features at the Osceola Heritage Center, and Antonio dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 2nd round, and out-worked Garza and landed the harder punches in the following rounds; scored 60-53 on all three scorecards.

    On 10-13-17 in Tampa, FL, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Miguel Rebullosa (4-4): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, and Antonio quickly overpowered him; he scored a knockdown in the 1st round, then scored another knockdown in the 2nd and the referee stopped the fight at 1:11.

    On 7-7-17 in Tampa, FL, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Leonardo Reyes (7-13): the bout was on the undercard at the A La Carte Event Pavilion; Antonio dominated the fight – he out-boxed and out-worked Reyes, consistently landed the harder punches, and won by shutout scores of 60-54 on all three scorecards.

    On 4-21-17 in Kissimmee, FL, he won by TKO (1st round) against Emilio Rivera (0-1): the scheduled 4-rounder was on the undercard of the Christopher Diaz vs. Jose Estrella main event, and Antonio quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round – both with right hands, the first only 10 seconds after the bell – and the referee stopped the fight at 1:52.

    He made his debut at the age of 20 on 2-24-17 in Palm Bay, FL, and won by TKO (1st round) against Jonathan de la Paz (0-3): the scheduled 4-rounder was a featured attraction at the Tony Rosa Community Center; Antonio scored a knockdown with a right hand midway through the 1st round – de la Paz got up, but Antonio rocked him with a series of punches, de la Paz’ corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:48.

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