Roy Jones Jr is out as Jessie Vargas' trainer, and will be replaced by Erik Morales as Vargas gears up for his June 27 HBO main event against Timothy Bradley Jr. ESPN.com reports that the switch comes because Jones was about to miss two weeks of camp, and has been available "only sporadically," sort of forcing Vargas to make a change.
Morales has worked some as a trainer in Mexico, but not on a high level. He will be Vargas' fifth trainer in seven years.
Vargas (26-0, 9 KO) is going back to welterweight after a successful stint at junior welterweight, where he won a secondary WBA "world" title. Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KO) represents his biggest challenge to date, and a chance to potentially get himself into the running for a big event fight sometime in the future, perhaps in 2016 against Manny Pacquiao, if Pacquiao returns to the sport.
Morales, 38, last fought in 2012, knocked out in four rounds in a rematch with Danny Garcia. He won world titles in four weight classes over his 19-year pro career.