Making their long-awaited 2015 debuts @ a combined record of 57-1-1 (21 KOs) -- a winning percentage of 97%.
Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., a former two-division world champion, from 2008 to 2014, who unified the junior welterweight titles twice during his previous four-year reign, returns to the ring following a controversial draw against one-time interim world champion Diego Chaves last December. "I'm excited to be back in the ring with an undefeated champion," said Bradley. "I look forward to the challenge and to take his 0 away from him on June 27th." - Bradley
Vargas (26-0, 9 KOs), a native of Los Angeles who now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, is trained by former four-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Roy Jones, Jr. Vargas captured the WBA super lightweight title on April 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, winning a unanimous decision over undefeated defending champion Khabib Allakhverdiev. "I am thrilled to have this fight," said Vargas. "I will be facing a very talented fighter and when you have two great talents with a lot of heart it always makes for a great fight. I always elevate my game against better competition. I am ready to show and prove that I am one of the best fighters out there. There is not one doubt in my mind that everyone will enjoy this fight. I look forward to giving the fans the best of Jessie Vargas on June 27. "
Bradley vs. Vargas square off for the vacant Word Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title, Saturday, June 27, @ StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.