Jessie Vargas Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Jan 31, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Jun 23, 2022
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About Jessie Vargas

Jessie Vargas was born on May 10, 1989, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America, and currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jessie Vargas is an American boxer. He is the former world champion in two different classes; the IBO super lightweight and WBA (Regular) titles in 2014.

He also won the WBA welterweight title in 2016. He was ranked the 11th best active welterweight by BoxRec in August 2021.

Jessie Vargas Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jessie Vargas’ net worth?

Jessie Vargas has a total net worth of $2 million as of 2022.

How much does Jessie Vargas earn per year?

Jessie Vargas' exact annual income is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jessie Vargas?

Jessie Vargas is 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall.

How old is Jessie Vargas?

Born on May 10, 1989, in Los Angeles, California, Jessie Vargas turned 33 years old in May 2022.

Childhood And Education

Jessie Vargas was born in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America and now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. There is no available information about his family life, early education, and childhood.

Vargas had a record of 120 wins and 20 losses as an amateur record. He was a member of the 2008 Mexican Olympic squad and a two-time Mexican national winner. He was also a two-time United States junior national champion. Before fame, Vargas made his pro debut in September 2008, knocking out Joel Gonzalez in the first round. Vargas gained notoriety after being kissed on the neck during a fight with Trenton Titsworth, and he replied by punching Titsworth during the break. Both fighters were rewarded; Vargas received one point, while Titsworth received two.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jessie Vargas dating?

Jessie Vargas has always kept his dating life very private; there is no information on the current relationship of Jessie Vargas.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jessie moved to light-welterweight in October 2013, from where he had started his early career. Vargas began to fight at the welterweight limit for his last six fights.

Welterweight: Vargas announced his welterweight debut against the former two-weight world champion, Timothy Bradley, in April 2015. Bradley dominated Jessie throughout the fight, but there was a rematch due to an honest mistake from the referee. This fight is among the most famous fights of Vargas' career; it had over 1 million views and got a good TRP on HBO. He lost his very first professional bout with this fight.

Vargas next fought with Sadam Ali, where he landed 159 punches, whereas his opponent delivered 118 punches. This fight of Jessie Vargas had whooping 726,000 views on HBO, with a peak of 848,000 viewers.

Vargas went to defend his WBO welterweight title in August 2016, announced by Sky Sports. He fought with the eight-division world champion, Manny Pacquiao. Vargas lost the WBO in this fight after he lost via a unanimous decision. Vargas seemed to pick up in the middle rounds, but Pacquiao was very dominant in the overall fight.

Charity Work

The charity work done by Jessie Vargas is not known.

What awards has Jessie Vargas won?

Jessie has a total record of 35 fights, in which he has won 29 fights, 11 wins by KO, 4 losses, and 2 draws.

Jessie Vargas’ Hobbies And Interests

Jessie Vargas has an interest in sports as he is an active boxer.

Other Interesting Jessie Vargas Facts And Trivia

  • In the fight with Khabib Allakhverdiev, Jessie Vargas won the WBA (Regular) and IBO super lightweight titles.
  • Vargas is one of the most popular boxers and has many fans. He has over 104,000 followers on his Instagram account.

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Jessie Vargas Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Jessie Vargas

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Los Angeles



180 cm

Eye Color

Light brown



Net Worth

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Written by Martha Martins

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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