- Jessie Vargas is determined to beat Manny Pacquiao
- He said this is his time and he can’t wait to show the world why he holds the WBO world title
- The two boxers will face each other on November 5
“Tune into the fight November 5, I’m going to beat the s*** out of Manny Pacquiao and then I’ll be the next star, everyone will be talking about me. It’s plain and simple.”
These were the words of WBO world welterweight champion Jessie Vargas when he was asked about his fight with Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.
Vargas knew that this fight is a great opportunity for him and he intends to surprise the world by beating Pacquiao.
Boxing News Online quoted him as saying: “It’s the biggest fight out there and a fight that could catapult me to the top, that’s what I’ve always wanted.
My fans are happy that I’m in this fight with Pacquiao, they know I always come to fight, I always come to give them a great performance. Everyone’s excited, I can’t wait. I won’t let my fans down and I won’t let the boxing world down because I’ll make it a great fight.
This is my chance, this is my time. I can’t wait to show why it is I hold the WBO world title.”
Both Pacquiao and Vargas are promoted by Bob Arum and Vargas disclosed that he just needs to meet with the veteran boxing promoter to sort out small things.
“Everything’s pointed in the right direction, the fight is set,” he added.
Pacquiao announced his retirement after facing and defeating Bradley last April to focus on his political career.
On August 10, the “Pambansang Kamao” confirmed that he will come out of his short-lived retirement and face Vargas.
Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted him as saying: “Yes, the fight is on. I have agreed to a November 5 fight with reigning WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.
Boxing is my passion. I miss what I’d been doing inside the gym and atop the ring.”