Timothy Bradley Jr takes on Jesse Vargas, for the interim WBO world welterweight title, Saturday, June 27, at Carson CA’s StubHub Center. The Center’s last big bout was Porter/Brook last year.
“Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. is at his home base of CA. This will be first fight since 1/11 against an undefeated opponent. Lifetime 31-1-1, 12 KOs, for a rate of 35%. Boxrec.com ranks him #8 as welterweight. He aims to regain he first achieved in 2012 vs Manny Pacquiao, then lost to after successfully defending twice. Mixed results in last 3, win-loss-draw. Last KO win was v.Joel Casamayor in 2011. Record of 11-1-1 in 12-round fights, with 1 midfight KO.
Cycles in play: Awareness, mastery, wisdom levels very strong. Only real low i intuition. Overall, very strong while physical is still somewhat positive, represents the tail end of a good triple-high.Very hard to beat.
Vargas is the current WBA World Super Lightweight title holder, moving up to welterweight here.Lifetime is undefeated in 26, with 9 KOs, also a 35% rate. This will be just his 4th fight at 12 rounds. He won his first 3 by division. Last KO was vs. Walter Estrada 2 in 2011. He splits time between Vegas and his birth state of California
Difficult physical/emotional combo, both negative yet improving.Mental outlook very strong and nearing peak. Level of awareness is very low but intuition is actually better. Overall, a mixed bag.
Neither fighter will be able to outthink each other but it’s Bradley’s power and awareness in the ring that will make the difference.
Decision for Bradley.