Pacquiao-Vargas does approximately 300K PPV buys


By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s recent fight against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-2, 10 KOs) has brought in less than monstrous pay-per-view numbers on Top Rank’s broadcast. Bob Arum, the promoter for Pacquiao and Vargas, is saying that the fight card brought in a little over 300,000 pay-per-view buys, according to RingTV. Arum is pleased with those numbers, even though they represent a drop off of approximated 100,000 buys from the 400,000 pay-per-view buys from Pacquiao’s previous fight against Tim Bradley last April on HBO PPV.

That fight was seen as a HUGE drop off in buys from the 4.6 million buys Pacquiao’s fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. generated last year in May 2015.

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Vargas says Pacquiao fight was close


By Dam Ambrose: Former WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-2, 10 KOs) seems to be in denial about his loss to Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) last Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vargas lost the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision, and two of the three judges had it wide in favor or Pacquiao by a 118-109 and 118-109.

One judge had an oddball score of 114-113 in favor of Pacquiao. That would be the judge that Vargas would agree with, because he felt the fight was an even one. The boxing fans weren’t booing the judges’ decision afterwards, which means they agreed with the decision.

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Pacquiao has lost a step, Mayweather rematch unlikely


By Dan Ambrose: A lot of fans are excited today after learning that Floyd Mayweather Jr. came to see Manny Pacquiao’s fight last night against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather, 39, didn’t show any signs that he was at the fight to scout out Pacquiao for a possible rematch. On the contrary, Mayweather said he was taking his daughter to the fight and nothing more than that.

Mayweather is not interested in a second fight with Pacquiao. The sooner the boxing public gets that through their minds the better it’ll be for them, because Pacquiao has clearly lost a step or two and isn’t the same fighter he was a year ago when Mayweather beat him.

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Pacquiao dominates Vargas, but fails to impress


By Chris Williams: 37-year-old Manny Pacquiao was very economical with his punches tonight in winning a less than impressive 12 round unanimous decision victory over World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Top Rank pay-per-view. Pacquiao fought like he was afraid to get clipped by Vargas. Many of the rounds were very close, and the only reason why were close was because looked timid. The fight took place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It wasn’t a sellout, which doesn’t surprise me. It wasn’t a big enough fight.

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Results: Manny Pacquiao decisions Jessie Vargas


By Jim Dower: Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) dominated the younger and slower WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-2, 10 KOs) to defeat him by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night to capture his WBO 147lb title at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vargas was dropped by a left hand from Pacquiao in the 2nd round. Vargas appeared to be dropped twice more in the fight, but the referee ruled them as slips.

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Mayweather expects Pacquiao to get free pass if he loses to Vargas

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By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t saying whether he thinks Manny Pacquiao will lose tonight in his fight against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, but he does think that he’ll get a pass by the boxing fans if that does happen. Mayweather sees fans blaming a Pacquiao loss on his advanced age rather than on him losing to a guy that was simply better than him.

Pacquiao is only 37, so there shouldn’t be any reason to blame a loss on him being old. The 39-year-old Mayweather thinks that if it were him losing the fight, then the boxing fans would say it was because he was never what people thought he was.

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Vargas expects superstardom after he beats Pacquiao


By Dan Ambrose: WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs) sees a win over Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) leading to him becoming a superstar in boxing. Vargas feels that fighters need a win over a big name to get them to the next level. Vargas can test his theory by going out and beating Pacquiao in their fight on Top Rank pay-per-view at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What Vargas doesn’t realize is that Pacquiao is too old and past it for him to become a star if he beats him. At best, Vargas might become a little more recognizable to the fans that order the Pacquiao-Vargas fight, but that’s about it.

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas – Official weights


By Allan Fox: Former eight division world champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) made weight on Friday with him weighing in at a light 144.8lbs for his comeback fight against World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs) this Saturday night on November 5 on Top Rank pay-per-view at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight starts at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday night.

Vargas weighed in at 146.5lbs, and looked to be in great shape. There wasn’t much of a face off at all. Vargas looked like he was just happy to be there, and he was on friendly terms with the 37-year-old Pacquiao, as if the two were friends rather than foes Compared to past Pacquiao weigh-ins, this one had a much different feel to it.

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Pacquiao and Donaire on same card on Saturday


By Eric Baldwin: Top Rank is working hard in trying to attract interest in their pay-per-view card by putting Filipino stars Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) and Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs) on Same card on Top Rank pay-per-view from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The idea is by having two popular fighters in Pacquiao and Donaire on the same card, boxing fans will want to purchase it. I’m not sure if it’s going to work out that way, because the match-ups are less than compelling.

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Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas Livestream – Weigh-In

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In just one day, boxing’s only eight division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade Senator MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (58-6-2, 38 KOs), from General Santos City, Philippines, collides with World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world champion JESSIE VARGAS (27-1, 10 KOs), of Las Vegas. Pacquiao and Vargas will go mano a mano and toe-to-toe in a high-stakes welterweight showdown. While Pacquiao will be looking to become a three-time WBO welterweight champion as well as the first senator to win a world title, Vargas will be resolute in enforcing a term limit on the future Hall of Famer’s boxing career.

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