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PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao overcomes a game Jessie Vargas inside of the Thomas & Mack

Manny Pacquiao overcame a spirited effort from Jessie Vargas (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

As expected, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao defeated Jessie Vargas this past Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nev.

Inside of the Thomas & Mack Center, Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KO’s) was sharp, strong, and efficient throughout the fight, while Vargas, (27-2, 10 KO’s) lost no stock at all in defeat, showing true grit and determination in the face of his more experienced foe.

Pacquiao, 37, picks up the WBO welterweight title for a third time with the win and speculation about a rematch with Floyd Mayweather has begun. Check below for a closer look at the action.

Photos courtesy of Mikey Williams/Top Rank

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Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

 

 

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas Official Weigh-In

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas face off later tonight in Las Vegas (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, inside of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) meets eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s) in an attempt to make a first defense of his belt and also elevate his career to a new level.

Vargas is a heavy underdog, anywhere between 6-1 to 7-1 according to Las Vegas odds makers, but he is not short of any confidence heading into the most pivotal fight of his career.  Vargas is coming off of his biggest victory to date, a ninth-round TKO over previously unbeaten Olympian Sadam Ali this past March, while Pacquiao is returning following an announced retirement that came after his victory over Tim Bradley in their third encounter.

PHOTOS: Inside the Final Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas Press Conference

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas face off on Saturday night in Las Vegas (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, inside of the Margaux Ballroom at the Wynn Las Vegas, the final press conference was held for this weekend’s Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas pay per view event.

Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) will defend his WBO welterweight belt against Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s) from the Thomas & Mack Center in a fight that he is considered a 7-1 underdog.

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas Face Off in Los Angeles

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas facing off in Los Angeles (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

There didn’t seem to be too much tension in the air on Thursday afternoon, Sep. 8, as WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (56-8-2, 38 KO’s) came face to face inside of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.

Vargas and Pacquiao will face off on Nov. 5, inside of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Jessie Vargas kicks off training for Manny Pacquiao clash

WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas is deep into training with Dewey Cooper in Las Vegas ahead of his Nov. 5 bout vs. Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas has officially kicked off his training camp for his Nov. 5 bout vs. eight-division titlist Manny Pacquiao, whom he meets inside of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) may be the one holding the title, but he is regarded as the underdog to many against Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s), who still looks sharp at 37 years old.

Jessie Vargas speaks from Vegas training camp ahead of Kell Brook clash

Jessie Vargas training with Dewey Cooper inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Later this year, WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas will collide with IBF titlist Kell Brook in a can’t-miss matchup overseas.

Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) is already in training camp, putting in some technical work with his trainer Dewey Cooper and assistant David Hayes. City Athletic Boxing in West Las Vegas is serving as Vargas’ home gym for the Brook assignment, and the intensity will sure build as the matchup draws near.

PHOTOS: Jessie Vargas in training camp ahead of Kell Brook showdown

WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, center, flanked by his trainers Dewey Cooper (Orange shirt) and David Hayes (Black shirt) – (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas has agreed to face IBF titlist Kell Brook later this year, likely over the in UK, in one of the year’s bigger showdowns.

Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) is riding a new high in his career following a ninth-round TKO over previously undefeated Sadam Ali this past March and the Brook clash is something he has been seeking.

PHOTOS: Tim Bradley survives late scare, overcomes Jessie Vargas over 12 rounds

Tim Bradley overcame Jessie Vargas on Saturday night (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. as two-division world champion Timothy Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KO’s) pulls out a 12-round unanimous decision victory over previously-undefeated junior welterweight titlist Jessie Vargas (26-1, 9 KO’s).

In a very competitive and fast-paced matchup, Bradley was a little too busy for Vargas, but had to survive a big scare in the final round when he was rocked in the closing seconds. The fight was stopped seven seconds prematurely in the final frame by referee Pat Russell, all the reason enough for Vargas and his team to cry foul and call for a rematch.

PHOTO: Tim Bradley arrives in Los Angeles ahead of Jessie Vargas showdown

Tim Bradley has arrived in Los Angeles ahead of his HBO matchup vs. Jessie Vargas this weekend (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s about that time again for two-division world champion Timothy Bradley, who faces off with undefeated junior welterweight titlist Jessie Vargas this Saturday night inside of the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

The HBO-televised battle, set for the interim WBO welterweight belt, will show us how much Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KO’s) has left heading into a duel with a younger, seemingly fresher Vargas (26-0, 9 KO’s), who enlisted the services of the great Erik Morales for this camp after difficulties in finding time with his previous coach, Roy Jones Jr.

Jessie Vargas on the twists and turns of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: ‘Who’s going to give the opponent the ultimate surprise?’

WBA junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

You can imagine the kind of predictions being thrown around regarding the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao super fight slated for May 2 and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While Mayweather is a betting favorite heading into the match, there is no shortage of supporters backing Pacquiao, the beloved Filipino icon with a deadly punch.

Jessie Vargas thinks May is too soon for Mayweather-Pacquiao; wants to face Manny himself

Las Vegas’ Jessie Vargas still wants a big date with Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

With no announcement of a Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao having yet  taken place, the boxing world continues to sit on the edge of its seat for any kind of news.

For reigning WBA junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, he still is holding on to hope that it is he, not Mayweather, who ends up dueling with Pacquiao.

Jessie Vargas defends belt for second time; pulls out tough UD over Antonio DeMarco

Jessie Vargas in the days prior to his showdown with Antonio DeMarco (Photo credit: Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, from the Cotai Arena inside of the Venetian Resort in Macau, China, WBA junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas scored the second successful defense of his title with a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight titlist Antonio DeMarco.

Jessie Vargas on Canelo’s HBO move, Mayweather vs. Danny Garcia, and the rising force of GGG

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Jessie Vargas on Canelo’s HBO move, Mayweather vs. Danny Garcia, and the rising force of GGG

Roy Jones Jr. now training Jessie Vargas out in Las Vegas [HB Exclusive]

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HustleBoss.com reveals that four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. is now training WBA junior welterweight titlist Jessie Vargas out in Las Vegas. Check out this exclusive interview from Vargas about the matchup.

Jessie Vargas promises fireworks with Antonio DeMarco showdown in China

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, as he promises fireworks with Antonio DeMarco showdown in China this coming Nov. on HBO pay per view.

Jessie Vargas gaining more confidence, experience with Novikov victory

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HustleBoss.com speaks with WBA junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas following his recent victory on HBO over Anton Novikov

Jessie Vargas reflects back on his best memories while training at the Mayweather Boxing Club

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KO’s) about his best time while fighting under Mayweather Promotions and training out of the Mayweather Boxing Club.

Jessie Vargas feels Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Mike Alvarado will be explosive early on

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HustleBoss.com speaks with WBA junior middleweight champion Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KO’s) about the May 17 fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado.

Jessie Vargas: ‘I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao; come try and take away my title’

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with WBA junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (24-0, 9 KO’s) about a future fight with Manny Pacquiao, who is coming off of a rematch victory with Tim Bradley earlier this month.

Jessie Vargas ready for the biggest fights possible following title win over Khabib Allakhverdiev

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with recently-crowned WBA junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas following his title victory over Khabib Allakhverdiev on the April 12 Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley rematch.