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Francisco Vargas: JuanMa was slow, I'm ready for a world championship fight

Francisco Vargas scored the most notable win of his career last night, stopping Juan Manuel Lopez after three rounds on Showtime PPV.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.


"My speed was a big factor. He was, I felt, really slow. I think the way I controlled the fight was a big difference as well."

"I knew I had hurt him and that it was just going to be a matter of time. I just wanted to pace myself. I didn't want to get distracted from my game plan. I knew sooner or later I was going to catch him. I just wanted to stick to what I do best, and catch him."

"It's a great feat in itself, beating a guy like JuanMa Lopez, a two-time ex-world champion. This just brings bigger and better fights for me. I'm ready for a world championship."

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