Manny Pacquiao has defeated Jessie Vargas in the WBO Welterweight title fight with a unanimous decision in Las Vegas. Pacquiao looked in total control throughout the fight and put heavy beating on Vargas. Mayweather watched the fight from ring side and he might be tempted back in the ring for a rematch.
Manny Pacquiao is set to take on Jessie Vargas for the WBO welterweight title on Saturday 05 November 2016 in Las Vegas what will be Pacquiao’s 67th fight of illustrious career which spanned over 20 years. The fight will be broadcasted live via PPV and you can buy the fight via toprank.TV in the United States while BoxNation has the live coverage rights in the UK.
Pacquiao vs Vargas TV Coverage & Undercards: HBO ditched Pacquiao in favour of Kovalev vs Andre Ward PPV which will take place in two weeks time and TopRank decided to go through with pay-per-view on their own. USA viewers can buy the PPV through their local cable providers or alternatively login to toprank.TV and buy the fight there to watch it through your computer/mobile devices. However UK, viewers can get the fight live through dedicated boxing channel called “BoxNation” who will be broadcasting the fight live in the UK.
There are couple of exciting fights on the undercard with NONITO DONAIRE taking on JESSIE MAGDALENO for the WBO Super-Featherweight title while OSCAR VALDEZ is set to take on HIROSHIGE OSAWA for WBO Featherweight title. The coverage of the fight night will begin at around 09:00 ET / 02:00 am uk time.
|Coverage Starts||09:00 p.m ET / 06:00 p.m PT|
|Shiming Zou vs Prasitsak Papoem||09:00 p.m ET|
|Oscar Valdez vs Hiroshige Osawa||09:45 p.m ET|
|Nonito Donaire vs Jessie Magdaleno||10:45 p.m ET|
|Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas (Main-Event)||Not Before 11:50 p.m ET|
Manny Pacquiao is coming back for a short retirement which lastest less than 7 months and now he is back in the ring against a very difficult opponent in WBO welterweight champions Jessie Vargas
It is a massive night for Manny Pacquiao’s whos return to the ring might end up in tears or a convincing win can also bring Mayweather rematch back into contention. However Pacquiao is not looking past Vargas who is the current WBO welterweight champion and if Philippine star were to win on Saturday he will have to fight out of his skin.
Its a surprising decision by TopRank to put this fight as PPV and the early estimates are not even encouraging unless we see major surge on the last day in PPV sales. HBO ditched Pacquiao for a reason as over the last few fights his PPV numbers where underwhelming. TopRank are probably banking on the fact a good Pacquiao win might get him a Mayweather rematch and that in itself a bigger incentive for all parties involved.