Jessie Vargas' Trainer: We Will Conquer Manny Pacquiao!

By Ryan Burton

When Jessie Vargas (27-1) faces Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2) on November 5th, it will be his second fight under the guidance of former cruiserweight contender Dewey Cooper.  Their first fight together was a rousing success. Vargas entered the ring against Sadam Ali as the betting underdog and left with a 9th round knockout victory and the WBO welterweight title around his waist.

Now the stakes are much higher.  A victory over Pacquiao would catapult Vargas into another stratosphere in the boxing world.  Cooper is fully aware of this and plans on sticking to the same formula that worked so brilliantly in March.

"I'm taking it like any other fight.  We are going to prepare Jessie Vargas to be successful.  Of course we are blessed, we are honored and we are very happy to have a fight of this magnitude but the goal is still the same - to conquer our opponent and we shall do that to Manny," Cooper stated.


Cooper said that while the victory over Ali was important, the goal is always to improve and raise their game.  He said that they won't be resting on their laurels and that the task is made easier because Vargas is a willing student.

He believes that the best Jessie Vargas is yet to come.

"We are going to always elevate. That is our philosophy and our mind state going into every fight so we are going to keep elevating. Which means to get better and means to improve.  Jessie doesn't have an ego to feel like he has reached the absolute best of himself and I definitely haven't mastered myself at this point - so we are just going to keep getting better and keep training harder, smarter, more frequent and keep moving in an upward spiral," Cooper told

Pacquiao-Vargas takes place November 5th at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Details about the pay-per-view distributor are expected to be announced in the near future.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AddiX on 08-22-2016

Bob needs to scrap this fight, amd do whatever hbo tells him to do. He needs to realize the boxing landscape is terrible fir everyone right now. He needs hbo, and he needs to deliver them something to maintain a…

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 08-22-2016

lets see, if I was vargas trainer ill be working on traps thats it you arent gonna beat manny at anything else, just set trap and hopefully you run his ass into something.

Comment by Beercules on 08-22-2016

Ain't gonna do sh[B]it[/B]

Comment by DonutHunter on 08-22-2016

Vargas can talk all the crap he wants but we all know this is an easy fight and paycheck for Pacmam while he clearly ducked a fighter who will actually have a decent chance of beating him. He wants no…

Comment by Boxfan83 on 08-22-2016

[QUOTE=mlac;16971867]I never mentioned styles, i was comparing the size of their head's :lol1:[/QUOTE] lol, well difference is Vargas moves his, Rios uses his as a speed bag.

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