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Is Saturday too late to hang up the gloves for Vargas?

From promotional tour brawls to a bout with anemia, the buildup to Fernando Vargas' fight with Ricardo Mayoraga has literally been doused in bad blood. But is this one fight too many for Vargas?

Originally Published: November 20, 2007
By Michael Rosenthal | Special to ESPN.com

Some boxing observers and fans believe former junior middleweight champion Fernando Vargas should retire, that he has taken enough hard, damaging punches in his decade-long career.

And Vargas, 29, agrees: He swears his super middleweight bout against Ricardo Mayorga on Friday night in Los Angeles will be his last.

"When I decided to do this [fight], I wanted to talk to my two queens, my mother and my wife, and they didn't want me to fight," Vargas said on a recent conference ...

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