Tuesday, November 1st 2016

Pacquiao – Vargas Media Central!

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LAS VEGAS, NEV (October 30, 2016) — In just six days, boxing’s only eight division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade Senator MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (58-6-2, 38 KOs), from General Santos City, Philippines, will collide with World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world champion JESSIE VARGAS (27-1, 10 KOs), of Las Vegas.  Pacquiao and Vargas will go mano a mano and toe-to-toe in a high-stakes welterweight showdown.  While Pacquiao will be looking to become a three-time WBO welterweight champion as well as the first senator to win a world title, Vargas will be resolute in enforcing a term limit on the future Hall of Famer’s boxing career. 

            Pacquiao vs. Vargas takes place This Saturday!  November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Pacquiao vs. Vargas and its three co-main event world title fights will be produced and distributed live by Top Rank® Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, and will be available on all conventional platforms, including all major cable and satellite systems, as well as Top Rank’s digital distribution via www.TopRank.tv and  mobile devices. 

 

* MEDIA CENTRAL *

Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports:  “Manny Pacquiao Trying to Win a World Title While Training Part Time”

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/manny-pacquiao-trying-to-win-a-world-title-while-training-part-time-210013023.html

 

Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com:  “Why Bob Arum Turned Down HBO PPV  to Handle Pacquiao – Vargas Himself” 

http://www.boxingscene.com/why-arum-turned-down-hbo-ppv-handle-pacquiao-vargas-himself–110184

 

Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times:  “Manny Pacquiao Gets Ready for Fight with Jessie Vargas, with a Possible Eye on Floyd Mayweather, Jr”

http://www.latimes.com/sports/boxing/la-sp-boxing-notes-20161025-snap-story.html

 

Robert Morales, Los Angeles Daily News:  “Senator Manny Pacquiao Battles 14-Hour Days, Jessie Vargas”

http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20161028/sen-manny-pacquiao-battles-14-hour-days-jessie-vargas

 

Bob Velin, USA Today:  “Manny Pacquiao Builds and Gives Away 1,000 Houses in Philippines to Poor and Homeless”

http://boxingjunkie.usatoday.com/2016/10/27/manny-pacquiao-builds-gives-away-1000-houses-in-philippines/

 

Gilbert Manzano, Las Vegas Review-Journal:  “Jessies’ Corner, Part III:  Dewey Cooper’s Teachings Stick with Jessie Vargas for Manny Pacquiao Fight”

http://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/boxing/jessies-corner-dewey-cooper-s-teachings-stick-vargas-manny-pacquiao-fight

 

Rob Woollard, Agence France-Presse:  “Manny Pacquiao Not Looking Beyond Next Fight”

http://dunyanews.tv/en/Sports/358326-Manny-Pacquiao-not-looking-beyond-next-fight

 

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press:  “Manny Pacquiao Puts Politics on Hold to Focus on His November 5 return to the Ring”

http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/17877708/manny-pacquiao-takes-break-politics-focus-nov-5-return-ring

 

Greg Heakes, Agence France-Presse:  “Pacquiao Not Slowing Down in Build Up to Vargas Fight”

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/33020782/pacquiao-not-slowing-down-in-build-up-to-vargas-fight/#page1

 

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman, ESPN:  “Bob Arum Joins First Take”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLEB45M8zbk

 

Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, FOX Sports 1:  “Bob Arum Joins Undisputed”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie4fqkU3hAI

 

Keith Idec, The Record:  “Bob Arum Details How Close Nick Saban Was to Giants Job”

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/bob-arum-details-how-close-nick-saban-was-to-taking-giants-job-1.1684878

 

Miguel Marquez, CNN:  “Donald Trump’s Controversial History with Mike Tyson and Don King”

http://us.cnn.com/videos/us/2016/10/27/trump-tyson-boxing-orig.cnn

 

Bob Velin, USA Today:  “For Manny Pacquiao, First Year in Philippine Senate Was Very Busy, Controversial”

http://boxingjunkie.usatoday.com/2016/10/25/manny-pacquiao-first-year-philippines-senate-busy-controversial/

 

Mark Stokes, Reuters:  “I Do Not Underestimate Vargas, Says Pacquiao”

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/not-underestimate-vargas-says-pacquiao-123821391–box.html 

 

Josh Katzowitz, Forbes: “Manny Pacquiao Camp Optimistic About Upcoming PPV”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshkatzowitz/2016/10/29/this-week-in-boxing-biz-manny-pacquiao-camp-optimistic-about-upcoming-ppv-dibella-mad-at-ny-law/#5c51aa7d4af7

 

Keith Idec, BoxingScene.com:  “Jessie Vargas’ Manager Sees Shocker Coming Against Manny Pacquiao 

http://www.boxingscene.com/jessie-vargas-manager-sees-shocker-coming-against-pacquiao–110208

 

Gareth Davies, The Daily Telegraph:  “Manny Pacquiao Leaves Politics at Home as He Prepares to Return to the Ring”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/boxing/2016/10/29/manny-pacquiao-leaves-politics-at-home-as-he-prepares-to-return/

 

Mitch Abramson, The Ring:  “Jessie Vargas Flashes Extreme Confidence in Pacquiao Fight”

http://www.ringtv.com/470800-jessie-vargas-flashes-confidence-pacquiao-fight/

 

Bob Velin, USA Today:  “Bob Arum:  Loss to Jessie Vargas Would Be ‘Devastating’ for Manny Pacquiao”

http://boxingjunkie.usatoday.com/2016/10/28/bob-arum-loss-to-jessie-vargas-devastating-for-manny-pacquiao/

 

Keith Idec, The Record:  “Jessie Vargas Unwilling to Take a Back Seat”

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/boxing/vargas-unwilling-to-take-a-back-seat-1.1684203

 

Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com:  “Vargas, In Victory, is Open to Face Anyone Next — Mayweather Too”

http://www.boxingscene.com/vargas-victory-open-face-anyone-next-mayweather-too–110172

 

Santos Perez, Miami Herald:  “Pacquiao Set to Return After Brief Retirement”

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/fighting/article110076002.html

 

Norm Frauenheim, 15Rounds.com:  “A Senator’s Fight:  Pacquiao Hopes to Add Champ to His Political Title”

http://www.15rounds.com/a-senators-fight-pacquiao-hopes-to-add-champ-to-his-political-title/

 

Dino Maragay, The Philippine Star:  “Sparmate Warns Pacquiao:  Fighting Vargas Won’t Be Easy”

http://www.philstar.com/sports/2016/10/29/1638504/sparmate-warns-pacquiao-fighting-vargas-wont-be-easy

 

Nick Giongco, Manila Bulletin:  “Vargas:  I’ve Got Pacquiao All Figured Out”

http://sports.mb.com.ph/2016/10/29/vargas-ive-got-pacquiao-all-figured-out/

 

Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com:  “Donaire Laughs at Magdaleno’s Hair:  ‘He’s Scared of Me.  It’s Fear!'” 

http://www.boxingscene.com/donaire-laughs-magdaleno-hair-scared-me-its-fear–110220

 

Dino Maragay, The Philippine Star:  “Vargas: Beating Pacquiao Will Make Me a Legend”

http://www.philstar.com/sports/2016/10/29/1638502/vargas-beating-pacquiao-will-make-me-legend

 

Salvador Rodríguez, ESPN Deportes:  “No Todos Los Regresos de Leyendas Han Sido Exitosos en el Pasado”

http://espndeportes.espn.com/boxeo/nota/_/id/2832738/no-todos-los-regresos-de-leyendas-han-sido-exitosos-en-el-pasado

 

Eduard Cauich, Hoy!:  “Pacquiao No Tiene Ni Para Jugar Básquet”

http://www.hoylosangeles.com/deportes/boxeo/hoyla-fut-pacquiaobasket-story.html

 

José Ayala, ElNuevoDia.com:  “Pacquiao Ha Vuelto a Ser el Mismo de Antes”

http://www.elnuevodia.com/deportes/boxeo/nota/pacquiaohavueltoaserelmismodeantes-2254885/

 

Salvador Rodríguez, ESPN Deportes: “Interesa a Nonitor Donaire el Ganador de Frampton – Santa Cruz”

http://espndeportes.espn.com/boxeo/nota/_/id/2828789/interesa-a-nonito-donaire-el-ganador-de-frampton-santa-cruz

 

Rigo Cervantez, ESPN Deportes “Pacquiao, Honrado de Combinar su Trabajo Como Senador con el Box”

http://espndeportes.espn.com/boxeo/nota/_/id/2830025/pacquiao-honrado-de-combinar-su-trabajo-como-senador-con-el-box

 

José Ayala, PrimeraHora.com:  “Pacquiao Entrena a Tiempo Completo en Filipinas”

http://www.primerahora.com/deportes/boxeo/nota/pacquiaoentrenaatiempocompletoenfilipinas-1183766/

 

Salvador Rodríguez, ESPN Deportes: “Arum y Roach Hablan de Enfrentar a Pacquiao a GGG y a Mayweather”

http://espndeportes.espn.com/boxeo/nota/_/id/2830918/arum-y-roach-hablan-de-enfrentar-a-pacquiao-a-ggg-y-a-mayweather

 

Telemundo Deportes:  “Manny Pacquiao Quiere Seguir Haciendo Historia”

http://www.telemundodeportes.com/boxeo/video/manny-pacquiao-quiere-seguir-haciendo-historia

 

Eduard Cauich, Hoy!:  “Entrenador Comienza a Cosechar Frutos con Óscar Valdez  … yva por Más”

http://www.hoylosangeles.com/deportes/losangeles/hoyla-box-mannyrobles2-story.html

 

Rigo Cervantez, ESPN Deportes“Óscar Valdez Quiere Quedarse con Todos Los Títulos en Peso Pluma”

http://espndeportes.espn.com/boxeo/nota/_/id/2825036/oscar-valdez-quiere-quedarse-con-todos-los-titulos-en-peso-pluma

 

Eduard Cauich, Hoy!:  “Jessie Vargas Promete Emular a Juan Manuel Márquez

http://www.hoylosangeles.com/deportes/boxeo/hoyla-box-jessievargas234-story.html

 

Salvador Rodríguez, ESPN Deportes:  “Óscar Valdez se Prepara Como si Fuese la Primera Vez”

http://espndeportes.espn.com/boxeo/nota/_/id/2833429/oscar-valdez-se-prepara-como-si-fuese-la-primera-vez

 

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            The three additional world championship fights on the pay-per-view telecast include:  four-division world champion NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE (37-3, 24 KOs), from General Santos City, Philippines, defending his WBO junior featherweight title against undefeated No. 1 contender JESSIE MAGDALENO (23-0, 17 KOs), from Las Vegas; and newly-minted WBO featherweight champion and two-time Mexican Olympian ÓSCAR VALDEZ (21-0, 18 KOs), from Nogales, Mexico, making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender  HIROSHIGE OSAWA (30-3-4, 19 KOs), from Osaka, Japan.  The pay-per-view telecast will open with the rematch between top-rated contenders Chinese Olympic icon ZOU SHIMING (8-1, 2 KOs), from Guizhou, China, and PRASITAK PAPOEM (39-1-2, 24 KOs), of Buriram, Thailand, battling for the vacant WBO flyweight world title.  Zou a two-time Olympic gold medalist trained by Freddie Roach, will have his hands full against Prasitak, who enters this fight riding a two-year, 12-bout winning streak, with all of his victories coming by way of knockout.

 

            Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Wynn Las Vegas and Tecate, remaining tickets to the Pacquiao vs. Vargas world championship event are priced at $1,000, $700, $500, $300, $100 and $50, not including applicable service fees.  Tickets may be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office (except on Wednesday, October 19 because of the Clinton – Trump presidential debate), online at http://www.unlvtickets.com/, at UNLVtickets Outlet Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets.  To charge by phone call 702-739-FANS (3267) or 866-388-FANS (3267).   

 

            For fight updates go to www.toprank.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/trboxing or facebook.com/trboxeo, and on Twitter at twitter.com/trboxing or twitter.com/trboxeoUse the Hashtag #PacVargas to join the conversation on Twitter

 

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Media):

 

TOP RANK

Lee Samuels/Vargas:  702-378-1083 / Lee@toprank.com

Gardy Lopez: 787-246-3668 / GLopez@toprank.com 

Fred Sternburg/Pacquiao:  303-548-0707 / TooFred@aol.com

Ricardo Jimenez/Valdez:  909-615-3436 / ricardoej@aol.com 

Ed Keenan:  609-399-1330 / Keenan@emcevents.com

  

WYNN LAS VEGAS

Deanna Pettit-Irestone:  702-770-2121 / Deanna.Pettit-Irestone@wynnlasvegas.com  

 

THOMAS & MACK CENTER

Kelsey Barto:  702-895-1014 / kelsey.barto@unlv.edu

Ariel Azoulay:  702-895-1117 / ariel.azoulay@unlv.edu

 

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