In recent years, almost every boxing pay-per view-event in the United States has had a 6 p.m. Pacific start time. But Showtime is going outside the norm for its Sept. 13 PPV telecast of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana welterweight title rematch.
It wasn’t long ago that Jessie Vargas had little to say. He was soft-spoken, cliche-ridden and would stare at the floor while being interviewed. But the Palo Verde High School graduate has grown up.