Manny Pacquiao’s return to the ring against Jessie Vargas proved to be success and he dominated and pretty much outclassed much younger WBO welterweight champions to snatch his belt. It was a unanimous decision in a fight where Pacquiao grew ever more confident as the fight wore.
It took around 7 months for Manny Pacquiao to change his mind about retirement and return to the ring as he makes his comeback against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Saturday, 05 November 2016 in Las Vegas newly opened T-Mobile Arena. Pacquiao will go into the fight as slight favorite even with short layoff while Jessie Vargas is a champion and comes with size advantage which will make it exciting fight for the boxing fans. However there are bigger things at stake where a win convincing win for Pacquiao might lure Mayweather to rematch while a defeat will surely end his career at the top of boxing pinnacle.
Since the fight will take place in Las Vegas USA, european viewers are likely to miss the live action. But we got you covered as we will be placing full fight highlights and the live results right here on this page immediately after the main-event fight is over.
Official Weigh-In Video: Pacquiao and Vargas made weight on Friday night in the official weigh-in sessions where Pacquiao came in at around 144.8 pounds while Vargas has a clear 2 points advantage over Filipino as he tipped the scale at around 146½. Below is the official weigh-in video of the fridays coverage.
AS the things stand, Pacquiao is not looking beyond this fight but the writing is on the wall since this fight was announced. Bob Arum is hoping that he can lure Mayweather for a rematch if Pacquiao can dispose off Vargas. But if Mayweather option does not materialize, we might see Canelo Alvarez vs Pacquiao in summer 2017.
There are couple of other fights on the undercards and we will be posting live results of those fights right here on this page. While the main-event will only start at around midnight US eastern time, 05:00 am uk time and the results from main-event fight will be available early next morning plus the fight highlights video.