Josue Vargas Q&A
When did you start boxing? What is your first memory in the sport?
I started boxing at 9 years old. First memory was my first amateur fight. I fought Edgar Berlanga, who’s also signed with Top Rank. We’re boys now. I was pretty nervous because I knew who he was and a very good fighter. I wondered if he knew who I was then too.
Which fighters do you pattern yourself after?
I feel I have my own unique style but I took a little bit from Cotto, Mayweather and Pacquiao.
Who are your favorite current or recent pro fighters?
Vasiliy Lomachenko, Tyson Fury and Canelo
Do you have a hidden talent?
I’m good at baseball. I played from the age of 6 and stopped at 13 years old. I gave it up because I wanted to make boxing my only priority
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
My childhood nickname is “Bebe” because I am the youngest of five children. Even though I’m 21 years old now, my mom still calls me “Bebe” to this day.
Who are your favorite pro sports teams and non-boxing athletes?
The Yankees. Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Anything in life is possible, just keep working hard”
What are your favorite TV shows?
Just anything boxing
Which artists are most heavily featured on your playlist in camp?
Lil Baby, A-Boogie and Nas
Favorite artist to listen to on Fight Night?
There’s too much to choose from. Just anything hip-hop
Do you have any superstitions or a pre-fight superstition?
Where do you want to be 5 years from now?
Have my own family with kids. Win multiple world title. Living comfortable and good. I want to own my own boxing gym and give back to community and have a place for troubled and underprivileged kids to go.
If I wasn’t a professional boxer, I would be …
Baseball or NYPD
What or who is the biggest motivation in your life?
My family and to not end up in the streets. It’s very easy to get caught up in that life.
Walkout Song for 10/18 in Philly?
Has a local rapper walking him out with a custom song. Preferred popular walkout song Eminem “Not Afraid”