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Jessie Vargas vs Manny Pacquiao

Jessie Vargas vs Manny Pacquiao

Date: 5th November 2016

Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas

Title: WBO World Welterweight Title

Promoter: Top Rank

Tv: Top Rank Pay-per-view

Jessie Vargas
( 27 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 146½ lbs

Manny Pacquiao
( 58 - 6 - 2 )
Weight: 144¾ lbs

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, Manny Pacquiao stepped into the ring with Jessie Vargas, Vargas was defending his WBO world welterweight title for the first time. The fight took place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas and was promoted by Top Rank. The fight was aired on HBO Pay-per-view, making it accessible to millions of boxing fans worldwide.

Pacquiao came into the fight weighing 145 lbs, while Vargas weighed 147 lbs. From the beginning, it was clear that Pacquiao was the more experienced fighter, with his speed and agility making it difficult for Vargas to land any significant punches.

In the second round, Pacquiao knocked Vargas down with a straight left hand, demonstrating his power and skill. Vargas managed to get back up, but he struggled throughout the fight to land any significant punches on Pacquiao. Pacquiao, on the other hand, seemed to be in complete control of the fight, with his lightning-fast punches and footwork making it difficult for Vargas to keep up.

Despite Pacquiao's dominance, Vargas did manage to land some punches in the later rounds, but it was not enough to secure a victory. In the end, the judges scored the fight unanimously in Pacquiao's favour, with Glenn Feldman scoring the fight 118-109, Dave Moretti scoring it 114-113, and Glenn Trowbridge scoring it 118-109.

Overall, the fight was a clear demonstration of Pacquiao's skill and experience as a boxer. Despite being 37 years old at the time, he showed that he still had what it takes to compete at the highest level. The win over Vargas was Pacquiao's 59th victory in his career.

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