Jessie Vargas vs. Steve Forbes
2012-05-05 : Jessie Vargas 146 lbs beat Steve Forbes 146½ lbs by UD in round 10 of 10
- Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Vic Drakulich
- Judge: Adalaide Byrd 100-90
- Judge: Richard Ocasio 98-92
- Judge: Richard Houck 97-93
- Aired On: HBO Pay-Per-View "Ring Kings"
- Jessie Vargas 18-0 (9 KOs) vs. Steve Forbes 35-10 (11 KOs)
- Fight was on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Miguel Cotto.
- Forbes was scheduled to fight Emanuel Augustus on April 12th, but the bout was cancelled as Augustus was unable to pass the physical. Following the cancellation, Forbes agreed to this fight after Vargas's original opponent Alfonso Gomez withdrew due to back spasms.  
- Forbes, a 17.5/1 betting underdog, entered with a record of 3-7 in his previous ten bouts and had not fought in nearly 11 months. In his previous fight, he was defeated via 10th-round TKO by Karim Mayfield 13-0-1 (9 KOs); the first knockout loss of Forbes's professional career. 
- At 35, Forbes was 13 years older than Jessie Vargas.