De La Hoya-Vargas II on the horizon if Vargas gets by Castillejo!
On Saturday night, former two time junior middleweight champion Fernando Vargas will face Javier Castillejo in a ten round junior middleweight contest, not a twelve round championship eliminator to become mandatory challenger to newly crowned WBC champion Ricardo Mayorga. According to sources from Team vargas, the pride of Oxnard, California has no interest in challenging Mayorga because if he manages to get by Castillejo, a lucrative rematch with long-time rival Oscar De La Hoya is expected to come to fruition rather quickly. De La Hoya knocked Vargas out in a very entertaining fight back in September 2002. After the fight, Vargas tested positive for steroids and received a six month suspension. Many will wonder why this fight should happen when Vargas couldn't best De La Hoya on performance enhancing steroids, however, the fact remains De La Hoya-Vargas II on Cinco De Mayo weekend would generate HUGE money. REMEMBER WHERE YOU HEARD IT FIRST! (8:15 PM ET)