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Fernando Vargas to make comeback

Updated: January 28, 2011, 7:28 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

After a three-year hiatus, former world champion Fernando Vargas will return to the boxing ring in 2011.

Vargas, 33, announced Friday he'll face super middleweight Henry Buchanan on April 16 at Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. It will be his first fight since suffering a majority decision loss to Ricardo Mayorga in November 2007.

"I have one thing to say: I'm back," Vargas told ESPN.com. "I took three years off and I'm still young. I'm excited about fighting again and I know I can win ...

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