Fernando Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs)
vs. Ricardo Mayorga (27-6-1, 1 NC, 22 KOs)
Nov. 23, 2007 at The Staples Center, Los Angeles
Mayorga, 34 years old, a former world champion at light middleweight, bet $1 million on himself in Las Vegas, fully believing he would knock out the 30-year-old Vargas, an ex-world champ himself in the same weight division. This battle took place at 164 pounds.
The pre-fight press conferences and weigh-in were among the most volatile of all time, and the fight, as expected, was violent.
CLICK HERE to enjoy some pre-fight antics, followed by Showtime Championship Boxing's original broadcast of "The Brawl: Vargas vs. Mayorga."