Monday, February 20, 2012

Jessie Vargas Fights Lanardo Tyner Presented by Mayweather Promotions

Jessie Vargas
The measure of a good athlete is: above average athletic ability, competitiveness, and the drive to work hard. However the measure of a supreme athlete is measured by: their undeniable dedication, willing to go the distance in training mind and body, and lastly the strength of their heart. I believe that Jessie Vargas is that supreme athlete. Watch any interview he has done and you can see the fire in his eyes. He never disrespects his opponents by talking about them in a negative way to the public. What Jessie does is he only talks about what he knows. He doesn’t feed into the drama of the sport. All he does is play to win which makes him a contender beyond his years. Being signed under Floyd Mayweather Jr’s boxing company Mayweather Promotions, has only given him more potency in the ring. He will always pay credit to his trainers and his long hours of practice in the ring. He gives much appreciation to his trainer, Robert Alcazar, and his mentor, Seven-Time Five-Division World Champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. His confidence is attractive and in no ways cocky where you hope for his failure. His work ethic is one of the finest I’ve seen in a 22 year old thus far. 

Currently undefeated (17-0, 9 KO’s) Jessie will be facing Lanardo the “Pain Server” Tyner on February 24th at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Tyner comes in to this ring with many achievements under his belt but for Vargas these notches are invisible. Many interviews and articles have painted a brilliant picture of Vargas as a rising star and a force to be reckon with. Vargas brings a new spark to the ring and is nicknamed, “La Nueva Generacion” however in a radio interview I did with Vargas last year I coined him the “Dream Crusher.” Seventeen dreams have been annihilated by Vargas and I believe that the power of his punch will send Tyner counting sheep. This Friday’s fight will be airing on Showtime in the ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader which includes Deandre Latimore battling Ryan Davis. This doubleheader will be presented by Mayweather Promotions and will be a night not to miss. Be sure to see below for more information on where to buy tickets and order the fight. I know who I’m placing my bet on, do you?

LAS VEGAS, February 24 – Lanardo Tyner and Ryan Davis may be stepping into the Las Vegas backyard of their opponents, Jessie Vargas and Deandre Latimore, at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nev. on Friday, February 24, but that’s nothing new for these road warriors.  The stakes will be higher than usual though, with the fights being broadcast live on a ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader.  With the Las Vegas and SHOWTIME lights shining brightly on the ring, it’s a safe bet that there will be fireworks at The Joint next Friday.
In the welterweight main event, the unbeaten Vargas (17-0, 9 KO’s) squares off against Detroit’s Tyner, while in the junior middleweight co-feature, contender Latimore (22-3, 17 KO’s) faces East St. Louis, Illinois’ Davis.
Both bouts, which are presented by Mayweather Promotions, are scheduled for 10 rounds and will be televised live on SHOWTIME® at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).  Doors open on fight night at 6:00 p.m. with the first fight beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets, priced at $100, $60, $30, $25, along with a limited number of VIP suite seats priced at $125, are on sale now and may be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

A well-traveled veteran of the fight game who hails from the boxing-rich city of Detroit, Michigan, 36-year-old Lanardo Tyner (25-6-2, 15 KO’s) holds wins over the likes of former World Champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris and highly touted prospect Antwone Smith.  The seven-year professional has also taken current World Champions Canelo Alvarez and Lamont Peterson the distance.  Eager to put himself in the welterweight contender’s race, “The Pain Server” will look to live up to his nickname on Feb. 24.
Over the last few years, “Dangerous” Ryan Davis (23-9-3, 9 KO’s) has fought everywhere from Las Vegas to Youngstown, Ohio to San Jose, California to Munich, Germany, so taking on Deandre Latimore in his hometown won’t be anything new for the tough 33-year-old who has faced stiff competition such as David Lopez, Carlos Bojorquez and former World Champion Zab “Super” Judah.  Unbeaten in four of his last five fights, with his only loss coming to then 23-0 Dominik Britsch last July, Davis has the opportunity of a lifetime coming up on Feb. 24, and he’s ready to roll the dice in Vegas.
A full undercard will be announced shortly.

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  1. First paragraph, last sentence. "His work ethic..."

    ...and hope Jessie gets KO #10!!!

  2. Thank you! You gotta love good ol' autocorrect. I guess Worth is a lot better then what else it could have said. I hope you watch the fight Friday! It is going to be a doozy.