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Jessie Vargas' new foe: Steve Forbes

Updated: April 26, 2012, 1:04 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Welterweight prospect and Floyd Mayweather Jr. protege Jessie Vargas got a new opponent on Thursday -- former junior lightweight titlist Steve Forbes.

The fight will be one of the featured bouts on the Mayweather-Miguel Cotto HBO PPV card on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Vargas was supposed to face two-time world title challenger Alfonso Gomez in the scheduled 10-round bout. However, Gomez (23-5-2, 12 KOs) was forced to withdraw from the fight this week because of a severe case ...

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