Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/19/14
With Alfonso Gomez forced to withdraw from his scheduled May 5 bout against undefeated rising star Jessie Vargas on the "Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto" pay-per-view undercard due to a back injury, the call went out for someone willing to step up and face the unbeaten rising star on short notice. Former World Champion Steve "2 Pounds" Forbes answered the call without hesitation, ready to step into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to face Vargas in a 10-round welterweight bout. "I am so excited to have been given the opportunity to fight on the May 5th fight card," said Forbes. "It is an honor to be on the same card with such great champions. I am not going to overlook Jessie. We both have a lot riding on this fight and I look forward to showing him what I have in the ring." 22-year old Las Vegas product Jessie Vargas (18-0, 9 KO's) has long been on the media's top prospects list thanks to wins over Arturo Morua, Walter Estrada and former World Champio...
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