Boxing Betting

Vargas Jr. vs Cordones Prediction: A Knockout is Imminent



This bout is a prime example of bad matchmaking in boxing. A fight scheduled entirely to boost the record of one of the fighters. Here is our Vargas Jr. vs Cordones prediction.

Vargas Jr. vs Cordones Prediction: Expect a One-Sided Clash

Fernando Vargas Jr. Preview

As the son of a former world champion, there was no doubt that Fernando Junior had a bright future in boxing. El Feroz is riding a 14-0 professional record with 13 knockouts behind him.

Fernando started boxing at an early age and is being trained by his father. He began his professional career in 2020 and has kept himself busy with fights every few months. In 2023, for example, he fought six times. But apart from Heber Rondon, all of his opponents had negative or overall bad records.

His biggest achievement to date was the knockout over former title contender Brad Solomon in March 2024. But this upcoming fight feels like a step back after such a massive result. Just another fight that Vargas should win comfortably within a few rounds or even in the first round.

You can probably already guess where we are heading with our Vargas Jr. vs Cordones prediction. But let's check out his opponent first.

Juan Carlos Cordones Preview

Juan Carlos Cordones is a Dominican boxer with a professional record of 14-4 with 9 knockouts. Based on the limited information we have about his recent dealings, we believe that he accepted this fight with the simple idea of making some easy money.

Of course, he may also have genuine plans or hopes to revive his career but the fact is that he is listed as inactive on BoxRec. His last fight was over two years ago in March 2022 and he lost to Luis Georges. Moreover, he lost all four of his most recent bouts and was knocked out each time.

On a positive note, his last four opponents were high-level boxers and it comes as no surprise that he lost. He faced Rolando Romero, who won the WBA Super Lightweight world title in 2023. And he faced Danielito Zorrilla, who fought for the WBC Super Lightweight world title last year.

On paper, Cordones has more experience than Vargas. Not only because he fought a few more times but because he faced serious opposition.

Our Fernando Vargas Jr. vs Juan Carlos Cordones Prediction: Quick Knockout

Regardless of which angle we look at this bout, there is only one possible outcome. Our Vargas Jr. vs Cordones prediction is for a knockout in favor of the young American. Anything else would be considered the upset of the month, if not the year.

Juan Carlos Cordones has the experience but he lacks the preparation. He has not fought in over 27 months and now has to face one of the brightest prospects in boxing. This is the type of fight that was organized to improve Vargas' record.

Maybe there wasn't anyone better available and he simply wanted to fight. Either way, he will win this bout and it will be with a knockout. Cordones lost his last four bouts via KO and each time, it happened before the middle of the fight. So you can also opt for under 4.5 rounds here.

Vlad is a former amateur MMA fighter. After a series of injuries, he found a different way to connect with the sport and its fanbase - through writing. He's been covering everything-UFC for over 5 years on various platforms and has been part of the team at NYFights since early 2022.