Arum: Pacquiao-Vargas an easy sell to Hispanics


Posted at Aug 18 2016 12:55 AM


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Boxing promoter Bob Arum believes that the upcoming welterweight bout between Manny Pacquiao and Mexican champion Jessie Vargas will be an attractive bout for Hispanics.

This is why he thinks Vargas will be a better sell than junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford.

“It’s going to be an explosive fight because it will attract a lot of Hispanic fans not only in America but also around the world,” the Top Rank Inc. boss said in Boxing Scene. 

Pacquiao’s selection of Vargas drew negative reaction from fight fans, who believe Crawford will present a better challenge against the Filipino superstar.

But Vargas, the WBO welterweight champion, claimed that he can spring an upset win against the Filipino.

In fact, he believes he will be able to beat up the eight-division-former world champion.

“Tune into the fight November 5, I’m going to beat the [expletive] out of Manny Pacquiao and then I’ll be the next star, everyone will be talking about me. It’s plain and simple,” said Vargas.

Vargas captured the vacant WBO title in March with a knockout victory over the previously unbeaten Olympian Sadam Ali. 

The Mexican-American is also confident of a victory since the bout will take place in Las Vegas, where he hasn’t lost a fight. 

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