As Manny Pacquiao prepares to fight Jessie Vargas on November 5th boxing news are starting up about a possible showdown among friends, former sparring partners Pac-Man vs Amir Khan.
Does anybody even give Vargas a legitimate chance to win? That seems the underlying question in all the fight proposals for Manny Pacquiao while on the road to his November bout. But, no, there are no talks about Jessie Vargas possibly facing anybody beyond his Pacquiao assignment.
Meanwhile, boxing news feeds us with possible showdowns between Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford, Danny Garcia, Thurman, and even a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.
Who says the Filipino dynamo is no longer popular? And while it is true that perhaps less people care about his upcoming fight, and why not many bars and restaurants are buying to show it is ‘cause he’s up against a fighter very few consider a real threat to beating him. Boxing news predict it won’t even be a close match.
Amir Khan is the latest to gatecrash the Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas party.
Amir Khan has been challenging elite pugs over the past years, most notably Floyd Mayweather, and now Manny Pacquiao that they are no longer under Top Rank.
Amir Khan used to be under Bob Arum, he used to train under Freddie Roach, and he used to be Manny Pacquiao ‘s stable mate. He also used to be a bright up-and-comer.
The best days of Amir Khan, boxing news project, now belong to the past too. Why want a fight against someone who largely used to be…?
“I am willing to face Amir Khan.” Manny Pacquiao said in a report by Boxing Scene. “Amir Khan is my friend and it’s good to fight somebody you know. That’s better.”
Bob Arum used to like Khan. He’s fast, cocky and therefore sells himself and makes his job easier, and he trains hard too. But the excitement of watching him fight is in the knowledge that he doesn’t have a good chin. You know it’s a fight that can end any time, and you end up not wanting to miss a second.
“Khan doesn’t have the greatest chin and he makes mistakes- and he’s not a top fighter. The truth is – he’s not. He makes believe hat he won the gold medal in he Olympics but he only won the silver.” Bob Arum takes a shot deeper.
For the meantime, all eyes are on Manny Pacquiao who’ll be in a fight that may determine his future in the sport. Probably literally against an unnoticed Jessie Vargas.
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