Fernando Vargas (born December 7, 1977) is a retired American boxer of Mexican descent and two-time world champion, who won a bronze medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. His nicknames include 'Ferocious', 'The Aztec Warrior' and 'El Feroz'. Vargas was the youngest fighter to become world light middleweight champion until Saul Alvarez won the vacant WBC belt in March 2011. Some of Fernando's notable wins include victories over former world champions Ral Mrquez, Yori Boy Campas and Ike Quartey, as well as a controversial victory over Winky Wright. His losses to Flix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga remain his only career defeats and he is a favorite of American cable TV giant HBO. He's also known for having problems with alcohol (as well as drugs on certain occaisions (but (with drugs) in an unintentional matter though) which have been thought to have effected his career at times.