Current WBO Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas has confirmed that he is in talks with Matchroom Sports for a unification bout against unbeaten IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook. The fight may be scheduled to take place in Sheffield this summer but their may be a stumbling block in the negotiations as Vargas is wary about the judging system in the UK.
“I only ask that I get a fair decision,” said Vargas, according to UK tabloid The Daily Star.
“He was treated with a lot of fairness when he came to the US and I would expect the same when I go to England.
“I know it is not my hometown but we gave him respect when he came on our turf. All I deserve and want is the same respect in return.”
“I know people in England are big boxing fans and would respect a unification fight.
“If the fight was to happen in England I would come with the mentality to entertain the fans.
“I’m just hoping that in return for that I would get a fair fight and what I mean by that is fair judging.”