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Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) will return from his short-lived retirement to fight the newly crowned WBO Welterweight champion, Jessie “Ruthless” Vargas (27-1, 18 KOs) at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on November 5.
Despite his age, Pacquiao will return to the ring looking to prove he still has it. In his last fight in April, Pacquiao looked sharp against Timothy Bradley Jr., showing off his quickness and ability to control the ring.
Yet, many boxing fans argue he isn’t as dominant as he’s been in the past.
Vargas, the younger and less experienced fighter, has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a March victory over Sadam Ali. Vargas has done a great job of bouncing back from his loss to Bradley by knocking out Ali, giving him his first loss.
This fight will pose a big test for both fighters–Pacquiao is looking to prove he’s still got it, while Vargas, stepping up in competition is looking to upset the veteran. They will be fighting for Vargas’ WBO Welterweight title.
Read on for a complete preview and prediction for Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas.
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