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.
Future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao will be gracing the squared circle once again on November 5, opposite Jessie Vargas at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. And while the soon to be 38 year old fighter is seemingly well past his respective fighting prime, the Pacman is still fighting at an elite level, as was evidenced in his impressive points victory over former two-division world champion Timothy Bradley in April of this year.
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.
This past weekend, former two division world champion and Showtime Sports color commentator Paulie Malignaggi was at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, New York, to check out fast rising Welterweight Errol Spence Jr. in action against former WBA title challenger Leonard Bundu, in an IBF 147 pound title eliminator bout.
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.
Last week, former four division titlist Adrien "The Problem" Broner was conditionally released from incarceration on a "contempt of court" charge, which put him in the stony lonesome for thirty consecutive days. Although the seemingly troubled prizefighter will return to court on September 21, Broner is looking to score another major fight, possibly in October.
With several major events already looming on the PPV horizon, "Joe Fight Fan" is really going to have to dig deep into his pocketbook if he wants to support his beloved boxing...especially during the month of November.