20.08.05 - By Jim Amato: Fernando Vargas is again a force to be reckoned with. Fernando pounded out a hard fought but unanimous decision over former champion Javier Castillejo. The bout started slowly but began to heat up in the third round as the hand speed and power of Vargas took control. Give Castillejo credit as he rode out some tough moments and the managed to come on late in the fight. It was to little too late as Fernando had built up a substantial lead. the final tally was 97-92 twice and 98-91 all for Vargas.
This opens the door to several possible intriguing match ups. How about Vargas and Ricardo Mayorga for the WBC 154 pound title? I've always been interested in a Vargas-Sugar Shane Mosley pairing. What about Fernando and the come backing former welterweight champion Vernon Forrest? Vargas has stated that he would like a return match with Oscar De La Hoya. The "Big O" has shown some interest in facing Fernando again. Oscar stopped Vargas in their first meeting.