According to a conversation that Los Angeles Times writer Lance Pugmire had with Manny Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz, Manny Pacquiao will be fighting WBO Welterweight Champion Jessie Vargas on November 5th.
"Retirement doesn't suit Manny right now, boxing is in his blood. When he trains, it's like a pressure-release valve. You can see a dramatic difference in his mood, he' happy. It's amazing what training and fighting does for him." said Koncz
Both Koncz & Top Rank CEO Bob Arum are heading to the Philippines to discuss with Manny the logistics of the fight. According to Koncz the bout with Vargas will take place in either Las Vegas or Dubai.
According to Koncz Vargas became Manny's choice of opponent after both Koncz and Manny decided that they were not comfortable with Terence Crawford's style.
"I don't like Crawford's style. I don't believe that it's a style that suits Manny." Koncz said. Pugmire followed up by asking that if that meant that Crawford was too fast or too defensive, Koncz said, "His style! Leave it as his boxing style. "