We tipped Vargas to win. What happened? Manny Pacquiao turned back the clock. His footwork, speed & combination punching was fantastic. At 37 years of age this performance was stunning.
Here are some key facts about the fight:
- Manny looked sensational in every department.
- Manny dropped Vargas in round 2. He also dropped Vargas two other times, which were ruled slips.
- Vargas was game. He constantly tried to land his power shots and he showed a lot of courage. But he simply couldn’t deal with Manny’s speed and he got beat up.
- Manny showed no signs of age and during the Top Rank commentary Timothy Bradley said Manny is the top guy at 147.
The Floyd Mayweather Jr rematch will likely be next. Floyd was sitting ringside which is a first for a Manny fight. This fight will likely happen in May of next year. There is simply to much money on the table for this. It won’t be as big as the first fight, but even if it’s half as big, it will be a financial success for all. It will also be a nice way for two of the sports superstars to sign off. Possibly in a better fight.
Manny gets a 10 out of 10 tonight. He still hasn’t scored a KO win in 7 years so his power diminishing may be a concern. But overall he still was brilliant.