(born December 25
in Toledo, OH
) is a boxer
who represented the United States
at the 2004 Olympic Games
in the heavyweight division.
Vargas had a stellar amateur career prior to turning professional.
Vargas was also a National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
in 2000 and 2001.
In 2003 he stopped Mike Marrone
but was stopped inside the distance by eventual winner Charles Ellis.
He became US champion in 2003.
In international fights he lost twice to Kertson Manswell
in 2003 but beat him in 2004 to qualify for the Olympics.
He competed at the 2004 Olympics in Athens as a heavyweight representing the United States. His results were:
Vargas turned professional in 2004 and is undefeated, albeit against limited opposition thus far.
He was scheduled to fight Chris Arreola
but injured himself.
He is the younger brother of boxer Dallas Vargas.