While it seems that everyone was shocked with the comeback fight of Manny Pacquiao, it is also a shocker that Jessie Vargas is his opponent. Many have expressed their disinterest to the Pacquiao vs Vargas match-up.
Since most Pacquiao fights are broadcasted via HBO’s pay-per-view, it is quite interesting that HBO has turned down to televise Pacquiao vs Vargas. HBO has released statement that it cannot hold two PPVs in the same month. HBO has already locked Ward vs Kovalev on November 19. Pacquiao vs Vargas is set two weeks ahead on November 5.
Now Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is looking forward to talking to the heads of Showtime, ESPN, and other channels to broadcast the fight. While it seems that the fight is hard to sell, Arum does not lose hope of negotiating to these networks.
So, why does one think that Pacquiao vs Vargas is a tough sell? This is mainly because others see it as a money fight in favor of Pacquiao. Plus, Vargas seems to be an uninteresting fighter. Everyone would want to see Pacquiao in action with a hard to beat opponent yet, Arum chose Vargas. On the other hand, there are still many fans who wish to see Pacquiao live in action after being in hiatus for a few months.
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