|Celebrated Name:||Fernando Vargas|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Fernando Javier Vargas|
|Age:||43 years old|
|Birth Date:||7 December 1977|
|Birth Place:||Oxnard, California, U.S.|
|Nationality:||Mexican and American|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Martha Lopez Vargas (m, 2007)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Emiliano Vargas)|
|Is Fernando Vargas Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Former Professional Boxer|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$1 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2021|
Fernando Vargas is a popular Mexican-American former professional boxer. He is a former two-time light middleweight world champion, having held the IBF title from 1998 to 2000, and the WBA title from 2001 to 2002. He won the light middleweight world title at the age of 21, which made him the youngest boxer in history to win a light middleweight world title.
He has competed in both the 1995 Pan American Games and the 1996 Olympics and has even won a bronze medal in the light welterweight division at the 1995 Pan American Games. He is most well-known for his intense rivalries against the popular boxers, Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley, and Ricardo Mayorga.
Maybe you know about Fernando Vargas very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Fernando Vargas’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Fernando Vargas, whose full name is Fernando Javier Vargas, was born on the 7th of December 1977 in Oxnard, California, the U.S. to parents, Javier Vargas and Alicia Romo. His brother, Rogelio Vargas, is a popular professional boxer as well.
Fernando Vargas married Martha Lopez Vargas in 2007, and the two have been married ever since. Together, they have a son, Emiliano Vargas.
In 2001, he was sentenced to 90 days in House Arrest because of a 1999 assault charge. In September of 2002, he underwent mandatory drug testing after the fight with the popular boxer Oscar De La Hoya, and he was found positive for the banned steroid, stanozolol. He revealed that he was given the steroids without his knowledge, but he accepted full responsibility for it. On the 20th of November 2002, The Nevada Athletic Commission announced that it would fine him $100,000 because of his use of steroids. He was suspended for nine months as well.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on the 7th of December 1977, Fernando Vargas is 43 years old as of today’s date 22nd September 2021. His height is 1.78 M tall, and his weight is 74 Kg.
Fernando Vargas holds an amazing amateur record of 100-5. In 1992, he became the winner of the 132 lb. Championships at the Junior Olympics Box-Offs and came in second at the Junior Olympics. The following year, he captured the triple crown of amateur boxing: the Junior Olympics Box-Offs, the Junior Olympics, and the Junior Olympics International tournament.
In 1994, he captured the 132 lb. Gold medal at the Olympic Festival and the U.S. Junior Championships at 132 lb., which made him the youngest fighter ever to win the U.S. Championships. He has participated in the 1996 Olympics as well. He turned pro on the 25th of March 1997 and defeated in just 56 seconds via KO. He beat his next five opponents fairly quickly as well.
The following year, he won his first world title by defeating Yori Boy Campas in seven rounds for the IBF light middleweight championship. In 1999, he successfully defended the title against opponents like Howard Clarke, Raúl Márquez, Winky Wright, and Ike Quartey. On the 14th of September 2002, he was defeated by Oscar De La Hoya for the IBF light middleweight championship, and the PPV approximately had one million pay-per-view buys.
He returned to the sport on the 26th of July 2003 and defeated Fitz Vanderpool via KO. The next boxed against Tony Marshall and defeated via KO in the seventh round. However, he injured a disc in his back, which forced him to be inactive. He returned to the game on the 26th of March 2005 with a win over Ray Joval.
His last boxing fight was against Ricardo Mayorga on the 23rd of November 2007. Also, he has appeared in the crime drama film “Alpha Dog” and has participated in the reality contest, “Top Chef Celebrity.” Fernando and his family were also the subjects of the reality show, “Welcome to Los Vargas.”
Awards & Achievements
Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements earned by Fernando Vargos:
- In 1993, he won the Junior Olympics, and the Junior Olympics International tournament.
- In 1994, he captured the 132 lb. Gold medal at the Olympic Festival and the U.S. Junior Championships at 132 lb., which made him the youngest fighter ever to win the U.S. Championships.
- In 1995, he won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games.
- In 1998, he became the IBF light middleweight champion by defeating Yori Boy Campas.
Net Worth & Salary of Fernando Vargas in 2021
As of September 2021, Fernando Vargas has gathered a net worth of $1 million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a former professional boxer. He holds an impressive amateur record of 100-5 and has even won a bronze medal in the light welterweight division at the 1995 Pan American Games. He is a former two-time light middleweight world champion, having held the IBF title from 1998 to 2000, and the WBA title from 2001 to 2002. Also, he has appeared in the crime drama film “Alpha Dog” and has participated in the reality contest, “Top Chef Celebrity.”
Fernando Vargas has been a great professional boxer, and his records prove that. One lesson which we can all learn from his life is his willingness to work hard and bounce back from the times of adversity. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and thank him for the memories.