After his initial retirement following the Tim Bradley fight, it appears that Manny Pacquiao is back to what makes him happy as he confirms two more fights ahead in 2017. It’s like a second wind in his career, although he’s never really slowed down that much performance-wise.
He may bit a bit slower at 147 lbs. due to his weight, being a natural 140-pound fighter, but he’s fully capable still of beating current world title holders not named Floyd Mayweather.
Many believe the latter is the ultimate goal for his return to the sport. Whether it’s for financial reasons, or to deal with his loneliness- knowing deep within himself that he still feels he has a good chance of beating his arch-rival Floyd Mayweather.
Manny Pacquiao’s next fight against Jessie Vargas on November 5 won’t be under HBO, and it would be interesting to see how things may change if Manny does real well at a level that’s convincing enough that he still belongs to the top echelon.
And Jessie Vargas is perceived to be a fighter whose style is designed to make him look good.
According to a report by Ring TV, Pacquiao has confirmed that he’ll be fighting twice in 2017, assuming he beats Jessie Vargas (Or not?)
In line with his envisioned rematch with Floyd Mayweather who continues to deny the notion of a comeback despite initial declarations of its possibility under the right financial offers, rumors circulate that his next fight could be against Adrien Broner.
Adrien Broner was in the running to face the “Pacman” early on, but was said to have asked for money beyond his perceived worth. He’s had lots to say after his release from jail, but if he’s learned his lesson the first time it’d be wise of him to accept the next best offer when the opportunity re-surfaces.
His fighting style mirrors Floyd Mayweather, which still makes him a top choice. If Manny beats him it’d set him up for a rematch of their super fight, selling the idea that he’s got Floyd’s style covered, or how his chances have improved without his shoulder injury.
But for now, Manny Pacquiao needs to show his best on November 5th and leave a great impression for us to bank on.
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