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Pacquiao vs. Vargas: How to Watch, Betting Odds and More!

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The legendary Manny Pacquiao will once again lace up the gloves this weekend to take on Jessie Vargas.

Find out everything you need to know about Pac-Vargas including the date, time, viewing platforms, betting odds and more!

Let us know who you think will win between Pacquiao and Vargas.

When Is the Fight?


Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas takes place this Saturday, November 5, 2016. The fight begins at 9:00 pm, EST / 6:00 pm, PST.

Who Is the Champion?

Contrary to the promotional billing–which has Manny Pacquiao’s name first–Jessie Vargas is the champion.

Vargas will be defending his WBO Welterweight title, which he won over Sadam Ali back in March of this year.

Did Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas Make Weight?

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas - Mikey Williams

Yes! Manny Pacquiao came in at a slim and trim 144.8 lbs. while the champion, Jessie Vargas weighed in at 146.5 lbs.

How Can I Watch Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas?

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas and its three co-main event world title fights will be produced and distributed live by Top Rank Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 pm, EST / 6:00 pm, PST.

Although HBO passed on the opportunity to broadcast the fight, the telecast will be available on all conventional platforms, including all major cable and satellite systems, as well as Top Rank’s digital distribution via and mobile devices.

Who Else Is Fighting On the Card?

The three additional world championship fights on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas pay-per-view telecast include four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs), defending his WBO Junior featherweight title against undefeated No. 1 contender, Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs).

Newly-minted WBO Featherweight champion and two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (21-0, 18 KOs) takes on No. 1 contender Hiroshige Osawa (30-3-4, 19 KOs) and the pay-per-view telecast will open with the rematch between top-rated contenders Chinese Olympic icon Zou Shiming (8-1, 2 KOs) vs. Prasitak Papoem (39-1-2, 24 KOs) as they battle for the vacant WBO Flyweight world title.

Who Are the Commentators?

With HBO out of the picture, Top Rank hand picked their own team to handle the microphone duties.

Top Rank’s broadcast will include the following team:

Brian Kenny

Stephen A. Smith

Timothy Bradley

Crystina Poncher

Charissa Thompson

Where Is the Fight?

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas will be take place at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

What Are the Fighters Saying?


Manny Pacquiao:

Remember my minimum weight is–I can still make 135. I can still make 135 and my natural weight is 140. When I move up into the higher weight divisions it changes my preparation – I eat a lot to make 147. Where I may gain a pound of two between the weigh-in and the fight, my opponent may be a lot heavier. I am not saying that I cannot do that, but what I am trying to do in every fight I try to do my best. It just so happens that my opponent is tough and bigger than me. But I am still trying to do my best to get a knockout in the fight. I am not saying what I am predicting for this fight but if the knockout comes, it will come – it is the bonus for all of your sacrifices in training.


Jessie Vargas:

[Beating Manny Pacquiao] would definitely put me on the worldwide stage – make me that boxing star that I have been looking forward to being. I have been waiting for this for a long time and I’m glad it’s here and I am going to take advantage of it. The only fighters to beat Manny Pacquiao have become legends themselves. So I plan to become one of the few to beat Manny Pacquiao and also become one of the legends.

Who Is the Betting Favorite?

 Manny PacquiaoJessie Vargas
Bet Online-650+475
Caesars Palace-650+475
Westgate Las Vegas-600+450
My Bookie-650+475
5 Dimes-650+475
Bet Now-650+475
Top Bet-800+500

Manny Pacquiao’s Last Five Fights

Manny Pacquiao Tim Bradley - Mikey Williams

OpponentMethod of ResultRound, TimeDate
Timothy BradleyWIN, UD124/9/16
Floyd MayweatherLOSS, UD125/2/15
Chris AlgieriWIN, UD1211/23/14
Timothy BradleyWIN, UD124/12/14
Brandon RiosWIN, UD1211/24/13

Jessie Vargas’ Last Five Fights

Jessie Vargas vs. Antonio DeMarco - Chris Farina

OpponentMethod of ResultRound, TimeDate
Sadam AliWIN, UD9 (12), 2:093/5/16
Timothy BradleyLOSS, UD126/27/15
Antonio DemarcoWIN, UD1211/23/14
Anton NovikovWIN, UD128/2/14
Khabib AllakhverdievWIN, UD124/12/14

Tale of the Tape

 Manny PacquiaoJessie Vargas
Record58-6-2, 38 KOs27-1, 10 KOs
HometownGeneral Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, PhilippinesLas Vegas, Nevada
Rounds Boxed431189

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