Jessie Vargas vs. Anton Novikov make weight, all is set for Vargas' first title defense.
Aug 02 2014 11:35 AM
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Jessie Vargas: 139.8 lbs.
Anton Novikov: 139.4 lbs.
Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs) squares off against Anton Novikov (29-0, 10 KOs) in a 12-round super lightweight title fight.
Tonight's (Aug 2) Boxing After Dark split-site telecast begins at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT) kicking off from The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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oubobcat says:

I think Compubox should count the clinches along with punches landed for this one. The number of clinches could exceed the total number of punches landed here unfortunately.

The Commish says:

Do you see either guy as a clincher or just one of them,?

-Randy G.

oubobcat says:

[QUOTE=The Commish;60285]Do you see either guy as a clincher or just one of them,?

-Randy G.[/QUOTE]

Novikov will throw and hold. He's been penalized as well in the past for excessive holding. I think we are going to see a lot of clinches here in this one. I hope I am wrong but think this one may not be the most television friendly fight to watch.

amayseng says:

Vargas has yet to impress me, in any way

oubobcat says:

Wow much better fight so far than I thought. Novikov being very aggressive. I am pleasantly surprised and enjoying this one.