Pacquiao's Adviser Confident Vargas Fight Will Be an Exciting War

By Edward Chaykovsky

Manny Pacquiao’s long time adviser Mike Koncz is predicting all-out fireworks on November 5th, when the Filipino superstar challenges reigning World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10KOs).

Vargas captured the vacant WBO world title in March with a knockout of previously undefeated Sadam Ali.

Pacquiao was in action a month later, when he won a dominating twelve round unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley in their trilogy fight. After the fight was over, Pacquiao announced his retirement to pursue a full-time career in politics back home in the Philippines.


The fight is receiving a lot of heat from the critics, who would rather see Pacquiao fight WBC/WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford, WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, or even WBA champion Keith Thurman.

Koncz made it no secret two weeks ago, he doesn't like the fighting style of Crawford. Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach is on the same page with Koncz, and wanted no part of Crawford for the November date. It is believed that Crawford's decision to use a lot of movement to dominate Viktor Postol was a big motivating factor for Pacquiao's handlers to select Vargas.

Roach, who headed Postol's corner last month, felt Crawford's ability to move was very reminiscent of Floyd Mayweather Jr. - who beat Pacquiao last May.

If the fans are hungry for an all-out war, Koncz predicts Pacquiao-Vargas will deliver just that. The contest will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

“It [Pacquiao-Vargas match] is going to be a perfect fight, a pretty much entertaining fight because [their] styles create a good fight,” Koncz told The Manila Times. “Pacquiao and Vargas will surely give the fans a really good fight that they’ve wanted. That’s my only comment.”

Pacquiao's entire training camp will take place in Philippines to prevent the possibility of potential conflicts with his political duties as a senator.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JASON SHAW on 08-16-2016

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;16953180]damm pac truly has one of the toughest resume. morales, barrera, marquez were all tough wars then to name some ATGs like oscar, cotto and mosley.[/QUOTE] The greatest ducker and cherry picker in boxing history continues his trend of cherry…

Comment by WesternChamp on 08-15-2016

[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;16952506]The greatest ducker and cherry picker in boxing history continues his trend of cherry picking fights he and his team know he can win. A brief history to those vaginas who truly believe that Pacman is a demi god:…

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Comment by Shadoww702 on 08-15-2016

[QUOTE=Untouchable21;16951721]When did fighting a current full world title holder who is ranked in the top 10 in your division a trash fight? It's not the best fight but its a solid fight. Manny is 38 years old and the fight…

Comment by JASON SHAW on 08-15-2016

[QUOTE=Billycostigan;16952188]Wow nice rebuttal[/QUOTE] The greatest ducker and cherry picker in boxing history continues his trend of cherry picking fights he and his team know he can win. A brief history to those vaginas who truly believe that Pacman is a…

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