40 Athletic & Motivational Fernando Vargas Quotes

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Fernando Vargas is an American former professional boxer. He is most famously known for holding the title of the youngest fighter to ever win the U.S. Championships.

Throughout his boxing career, Vargas successfully amassed a string of accolades, including becoming a two-time light middleweight world champion, having held the titles from two of the four major international boxing organizations, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA).

Vargas is also well-known for his heated rivalries against big-name boxers ‘Oscar De La Hoya’, ‘Shane Mosley’, and ‘Ricardo Mayorga’.

Here’s a collection of the most motivational Fernando Vargas quotes:


40 Athletic & Motivational Fernando Vargas Quotes

1. “Robert Ferguson wanted to know how I did that. People don’t understand the world that I live in.” – Fernando Vargas

2. “Shane didn’t want this fight [the rematch]. He got pressured into it. Now we got it and I’m thankful to God that we got it. The other two fighters that beat me would not give me a rematch and they have openly admitted that I have been their toughest fight. I am excited I got the rematch and I am looking forward to it on July 15.” – Fernando Vargas

3. “Joe Pecora and Shelly Finkel have looked at things for me and made sure they are going to work.” – Fernando Vargas

4. “I remember it vividly, each time I got head butt, I was like, “MAN”. I would just clench my teeth and look down so he couldn’t see that he kept on hurting me when he was coming in with his head.” – Fernando Vargas

5. “I went to the Olympics when I was 147 pounds and 18 years old. So that’s ten years and I’ve worked hard and had someone that wasn’t a professional [helping me]. I was doing stuff like eating three hard-boiled egg whites and going to sleep on NyQuil because I couldn’t sleep because I was so hungry. Then on the day of the weigh-in, I had pizza and soda and my insulin level went all the way up then crashed down. Then I had white flour and sugar on the day of the fight – white flour and pancakes – totally not something you are supposed to do when you are going to have to fight and put on a performance. To do that just showed what type of fighter I was.” – Fernando Vargas

6. “I have had a great camp, thanks to Danny Smith and thanks to Robert Ferguson for keeping me strong while losing weight. This will be my last fight at ’54 but I feel strong. But [after this] I will let my body grow. I am ready to go.” – Fernando Vargas

7. “I did silence them. There will always be critics. Shane Mosley with one eye – I was making him tired when he said I was going to fade. We are going to make a few minor adjustments and I am in such great shape and I am thankful with the type of team that I got.” – Fernando Vargas

8. “All of them I am proud of. Winning the title after 14 fights despite nobody and their mother giving me a shot against Yori Boy Campus.” – Fernando Vargas

9. “We had a great camp and now we’re ready to close out the last two weeks in Vegas. We are here to acclimate and be here for a while.” – Fernando Vargas


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10. “I want to leave on my own terms. I want to win another title, but it won’t be at 154, I’ll tell you that much.” – Fernando Vargas


11. “I put myself away from my family just to get mentally and physically-more mentally than anything-to get ready for the fight.” – Fernando Vargas

12. “God has blessed me and my family.” – Fernando Vargas

13. “I get hungry for food. Luckily I have a great strength and wellness coach that today I am going to have pizza. But there is a certain way to have pizza. ” – Fernando Vargas

14. “Ike Quartey was a great fight. But when I fought Raul Marquez I really felt so good I couldn’t wait to fight. I have yet to feel that way again. I feel good right now and I feel ready to go so hopefully this will be one of the times.” – Fernando Vargas

15. “When it comes to science and STILL feeding me,–feeding me great food-there is a certain way of doing things and Robert Ferguson does it right.” – Fernando Vargas

16. “Two to three weeks. Three week it fully went down. To me I didn’t care about going out, a fighter is not supposed to be pretty. I felt good and my fans were really receptive towards me.” – Fernando Vargas

17. “I have a big frame and a big body. One thing that I do is that I am Mexican and I like to eat.” – Fernando Vargas

18. “We did a cat scan and a scan of the face and everything was fine.” – Fernando Vargas

19. “The reality is if Feroz decides, then he really can. He is stronger than he’s ever been. People are misunderstood and confused when they compare him to the guy of the past. I think-I know-he is stronger, tougher, more mature. He is at a really high level right now. That is not a question that really deserves an answer.” – Fernando Vargas


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20. “I work hard to get down to 154 and I do more than the average fighter does and I feel God helps me.” – Fernando Vargas


21. “It didn’t really surprise me. All I wanted was the opportunity to show that I could do that.” – Fernando Vargas

22. “I have to continue to trick and manipulate my body to come down in weight.” – Fernando Vargas

23. “I think I have shown that. I have beat guys like Castillejo and Joval, and like I said, I know Shane didn’t want this fight. He got talked into it. He didn’t even want to be at the press conference after the fight and he was the winner. He didn’t want to catch me because he knew I was going to call him out. He knows and the world knows he didn’t want this fight. He’s doing it for the money and I’m doing it for the vindication on July 15.” – Fernando Vargas

24. “People have been very successful but haven’t been able to hold on to their money. We created a different path, along with Joe Pecora.” – Fernando Vargas

25. “Robert Ferguson shows what type of individual and what type of professional he is, and he’s the best and I’m only going to hire the best.” – Fernando Vargas

26. “It’s just time. I won the title against Yori Boy Campus at 21 years and I’m going to be 29 this year. My body says, “WHAT?!” Women today don’t even weigh 154.” – Fernando Vargas

27. “Now I use the headgear with the bar, but I am still able to get hit with the glove. So my face will get used to getting hit. I don’t think it was used to it last time. I will tell the referee to watch the holding because Shane likes to hold and he complained to Joe Cortez, “He’s pushing me.” At the fighter meeting, I am going to make sure he doesn’t hold me and he fights me and he watches his head. He didn’t make my eye swell with his hands or his fist. He did it with his head. He kept on coming in with his head.” – Fernando Vargas

28. “The loyal fans, after the fight, they just went crazy. I was walking out and they were hugging me and going crazy. It is a testament to them and I am thankful for everything. They’ve been with me through thick and thin. Now, since there was so much controversy for the first fight, those numbers maybe even more. I’ll leave it in God’s hands – I feel good and I feel ready to go.” – Fernando Vargas

29. “This time I took different measures in sparring.” – Fernando Vargas


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30. “Before I was sparring with headgear that really covered your face with the bar in front of it but this camp I did not use that.” – Fernando Vargas


31. “I have been able to get back and show the type of fighter that I am.” – Fernando Vargas

32. “But I want my Mexican food, I love my Mexican food. I love to eat and I tell my lady, “Let’s go have some sushi. Let’s go have some Thai food”. It is the best thing – to go with your family and go eat.” – Fernando Vargas

33. “I’ve learned a lot from Danny Smith and it is going to be great. He’s going to be throwing shots that I’m going to be looking for because he is back with his dad and he wasn’t doing that before. That’s great – it’s better for me.” – Fernando Vargas

34. “You are in fight mode and all you do is run and watch TV and get ready to go to the gym in the afternoon. You save energy. You’re not running around with the kids.” – Fernando Vargas

35. “I would rather not do this to my body anymore. You have to understand I walk around at 185-190.” – Fernando Vargas

36. “I wasn’t worried. That’s the thing. If I were to see Shane on the other side of the ring with an eye like that, I would have gone for broke. He respected what I carry in my left and right hand. He was respecting me with one eye, AND I was still winning the fight. He can’t say he had me on the ropes and he was punishing me and they stopped it. When they stopped it, I was putting pressure on him. I thought the ref was breaking us up. Obviously, he respected me and he respected my power with one eye and being blind from one eye.” – Fernando Vargas

37. “I am not going to make a sacrifice or a detrimental decision to my health or to my performance.” – Fernando Vargas

38. “The two fights and the third with Shane. The first fight back with Joval after a year and a half off from my back and Joval hasn’t lost since he lost to me. Then I beat Castillejo who beat the guy that knocked out Ouma.” – Fernando Vargas

39. “I am thankful to God for everything he has blessed me with.” – Fernando Vargas

40. “I would rather be strong at 160. I run an hour, or sometimes and hour and a half. What fighter does that? It would be at 160.” – Fernando Vargas



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