On Thursday, September 8, 50 year fight promoter Bob Arum, Philippines Senator Manny Pacquiao and Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach participated in a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel to announce their event, "Pacquiao vs. Vargas: Legend vs. Champ", which will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 5th.
On August 28th, FightSaga.com reported quotes from Floyd Mayweather Jr., implying that eight division world titlist Manny Pacquiao was coming back to the ring just seven months after announcing his retirement from the sport because he possibly needed the money.
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.
It's become common knowledge throughout the boxing community that eight division world titlist Manny Pacquiao wants another shot at Floyd Mayweather's undefeated record before he hangs up the gloves for good.
Fight legend Manny Pacquiao and his promotional agency, Top Rank, should be paying close attention to next week's superfight between Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook.
Two weeks ago, after former four division world titlist Adrien Broner was released from a 30-day incarceration, the trash-talking fighter from Cincinnati stated to ESNews that he eventually wanted to land a match-up against future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao.
Although the match-up between Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas won't officially be announced until September 8 in Beverly Hills, California, the eight division world titlist has already begun preparing for the current WBO Welterweight champion at the famed Elorde Gym in Manila.
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.
Now that Manny Pacquiao has retracted his decision to retire from the sport of boxing, longtime nemesis and current promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. was asked about the Pacman's motivation to continue fighting at age 37.