Tonight, boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will face the outspoken Jessie Vargas for the latter's WBO Welterweight Title.
When comparing and contrasting fighters' strengths and weaknesses heading into a bout, we often evaluate experience levels, height and reach, age, punching power, quality of opposition, technique, speed, and ring IQ.
Fight legend, politician, public servant and family man Manny Pacquiao will have his hands full come November.
With the staging of this past Thursday's press conference at the renowned Beverly Hills Hotel, featuring eight division world titlist Manny Pacquiao and current WBO Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, Top Rank's promotion for their November 5th PPV event is now officially underway.
When participating in the most demanding sport on the planet, most great fighters and trainers will insist that mental preparation is just as important as, if not more crucial than the physical development and planning throughout the weeks leading into a big-time event.
When current WBO Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas received the call from influential manager Cameron Dunkin that we would indeed be receiving the headlining slot for November 5, opposite future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao, he was ecstatic in receiving this seemingly long overdue opportunity.
In less than three months, current WBO Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas will finally get his opportunity to show the world what he's made of.
After landing the biggest fight of his professional career, one would assume that Jessie Vargas would be overjoyed with the amount of exposure and financial gain that traditionally comes with facing a boxing icon and a future Hall of Famer like eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
Despite receiving a ton of criticism from the real bosses of boxing, the often irrational but always passionate die-hard fans of the sport, and not receiving any support from the Home Box Office, Manny Pacquiao, Jessie Vargas and mutual promoter Top Rank, Inc, will be going through with their WBO Welterweight championship bout on November 5, at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
When Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank, Inc. initially announced a November 5 match-up between the Pacman and WBO Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, many boxing critics and fight fans believed the eight division world titlist chose the "easy money" match-up against the most lightly regarded title holder within the talent enriched 147 pound division.