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Jessie Vargas dethroned Khabib Allakhverdiev

Jessie Vargas dethroned Khabib Allakhverdiev. Photos by Sumio Yamada

Jessie Vargas defeated won last Saturday night in Las Vegas, to get the World Boxing Association lightweight title by unanimous decision over Khabib Allakhverdiev.

The scores judges, appointed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, were Jerry Roth 117-111, Robert Hoyle 115-113 and Glenn Feldman 115-113 all for Vargas.

Vargas managed to annul his opponent, especially in the second part of the fight when he could control almost the outcome of his first title fight shot.

The new champion extended his victories to 24 with 9 KO´s. For his part, Allakhverdiev falls for the first time in his career and is now 19-1, 9 KO´s and lost the belt he won in 2012.