By: Bingo P. Dejaresco III
Only few believed senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will retire after defeating Timothy Bradley-sending him to canvas three timesâ€”last April. Two months after being elected senator- by July ,Pacman was salivating to box in the ring again.
Pacquiao has not stopped a boxer after Miguel Cotto in 2009. There are, however, three motivations why Pacman will knock out WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas today.Â He will become the first nine-titled boxer in history which may Â never be equaled in our lifetime. Second, Pacman still thinks-without an injured shoulder- he can take Floyd Mayweather to school, again.Â Third, Pacman needs to settle some tax liabilities with the BIR and without PDAF- he needs money to help his neglected Mindanao.
Pacman will win because Vargas has neither offense nor defense based on the fight we viewed versus Timothy Bradley. His only Â defense is to run- he cannot run 12 rounds. He has no offense- one two combinations are all he has-and the reason he almost decked Bradley in the 12th was the latter was tired and careless because Timothy Â was very much ahead on points.
The betting shows. Your $700 for Pacman will only return $100 and $475 on Vargas will yield $700. Also, Filipino Flash Nonito Donaire is expected to defend his WBO title by stopping the unbeaten but cocky Mexican Jessie Magdaleno.Â Two Jessies are going down today.