The phrase heard repeatedly on Tuesday from Fernando Vargas at his Los Angeles press conference was that he is now 'complete.' Vargas and his February 25th opponent, Shane Mosley, got together on Tuesday at Camacho's Cantina in Universal City, California for a press conference to promote their fight on the 25th from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Vargas reiterated over and over how he is now complete. The reason for this Vargas epiphany was his reconciliation with his mother. Vargas had not been on speaking terms with his mother for seven years, and appeared a new man now that he is back on good terms with her. Fernando even brought his mother up to the podium to celebrate his newfound joy.
This reunion was the overlying theme to Tuesday's press conference. There had been musings that Vargas and his mother feuded, but it was never told why there was feuding. This question was left unanswered, only that everything was peaches and cream now. Vargas took the stage after Shane Mosley, and slowly un-winded the news and told how his news would affect him as a fighter. Vargas stated," I'm complete, I've reconciled with my Mom, and the most dangerous man is a family man." He then elaborated further, "I am complete now, and the most dangerous thing is a Mexican family man and he (Mosley) better be ready to go to war with a Mexican family man."
Earlier in the press conference, Shane Mosley was his usual down to earth classy self, but his cutman Cassius Greene had a little to say about Vargas. If you don't know Greene, he's the guy always wearing the Captain's sailor hat in the corners of many fighters. Greene went on to say that Vargas is tailor made for an athlete like Shane, and that Shane will not have to train at all, only rehearse. This sole fairly harmless comment from Greene brought out the ire from nearly every member of the Vargas team, and this is not your usual size team. Vargas along with his manager Rolando Arejano brought to the podium nearly everyone involved in the Vargas camp, ranging from Vargas' nutritionist to his weight training coach. Vargas even brought up a kid who's a young fighter from Ohio, who probably has 2 pro fights; even he came to the stage and started bashing Mosley. The kid had the nerve to go to the podium and say that he was better than Mosley, and that all Shane had on him was experience. To Shane's credit he laughed off the idiocy.
Vargas added that Greene was a disgrace to the men in Annapolis for wearing the sailor hat. He also got back to Mosley by saying," I will be on Shane from round one. I won't be boxing this fight, I'll be coming with non-stop action," So much for the new and improved defensive slick Vargas that we were supposed to see under new trainer Danny Smith. Vargas also went on to say about Shane, "He doesn't even talk, his cutman has to talk for him."