Vargas "More Than Ready" For Castillejo

08.08.05 - Two-time junior middleweight champion "Ferocious" Fernando Vargas arrived in Chicago on Saturday night at O'Hare airport and was greeted by a huge crowd of fans and well-wishers as he walked through the airport.

"I feel great and I'm looking forward to putting on a great show for the Chicago fight fans on the 20th," declared the Oxnard, California native as he signed numerous autographs and posed for pictures.

Vargas will appear at 3pm today at Miller Lite's Machina Musical Festival to sign autographs and take pictures. The festival takes place at Plaza Garibaldi, 2600 S. California on the near southwest side of Chicago. Additionally, world ranked Chicago junior welterweight David Diaz and Next Great Champ finalist Dave Pareja will appear in sparring sessions at the festival as they prepare for their undercard matches at Return to Battle, Chicagoland's Biggest Professional Boxing Event of the Year..

Return to Battle takes place at the Allstate Arena on Saturday, August 20th at 6pm and is headlined by Fernando Vargas' twelve round junior middleweight bout against former junior middleweight champion Javier Castillejo of Madrid, Spain.

Co-headlining the huge event is a terrific featherweight WBC interim title bout between undefeated Rocky Juarez of Houston, TX and Humberto Armando Soto of Los Mochis, Mexico.

Tickets for this spectacular evening start at $27 and can be purchased through
Ticketmaster by calling 312-559-1212 or through their website at For more information and directions to the Allstate Arena, please visit their website at

Article posted on 08.08.2005

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