2000-03-18 Floyd Mayweather Jr w pts 12 Gregorio Vargas, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC
2000-03-18 Floyd Mayweather w pts 12 Gregorio Vargas, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 119-108, 119-108, 118-109. Coming back to the ring after a six-month layoff, Mayweather (130) easily defended his title against Vargas (130) when taking virtually every round by using his superior speed. Sticking to his boxing, the only time Mayweather had the challenger in trouble was in the sixth when a great left hook to the body put the Mexican down before the bell came to his aid. However much he tried Mayweather could not put Vargas down again and the last round saw him firing in fast left hooks and uppercuts without the latter being put under too much pressure.