New welterweight champion Jessie Vargas is 10 years younger than Manny Pacquiao, is nearly five inches taller and has a four-inch reach advantage and is confident enough to predict an upset in their title fight Saturday.
“I see [me] coming out with a big victory in front of the entire world in spectacular fashion and [surprising] everyone,” Vargas told reporters recently. “I am going to use every advantage I have in this fight.”
Vargas (27-1, 10 knockouts) will make the first defense of his World Boxing Organization welterweight belt Saturday night in Las Vegas against Pacquiao, who has won that same belt on three other occasions.
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