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Pacquiao-Vargas: Keys to Victory

Manny Pacquiao takes on Jessie Vargas this Saturday, November 5th on PPV. Here are our keys to victory for each fighter:

Jessie Vargas

For Vargas to win he must keep Pacquiao on the outside with his busy jab and force Pacquiao to become one-dimensional. Also, Pacquiao has historically had problems with good jabbers, especially Juan Manuel Marquez, and Vargas' jab has been effective against lefties (4.8 connects per round in back-to-back-to-back fights versus southpaws). He also must keep the work rate high because Pacquiao's output is nowhere near what it was at his peak (36.2 per round in his last two outings).

Manny Pacquiao

For Pacquiao to win he needs to use his footwork to maneuver his way inside Vargas' reach, after which he must pound the body with both hands to wear down the champ's legs and use his southpaw punching angles to mess up Vargas' defensive radar. Also, Pacquiao's work rate must be elevated into at least the 50s; if he can get his volume close to Vargas' his slightly better shot-for-shot power may come into play.

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