OK, when I’m wrong I admit it. I covered this fight for Ringside Report on August 26th after the match was signed and predicted Manny would win 9 of 12 rounds in completely dominating overmatched Jessie Vargas. In actuality, Manny ran away with the fight having won all, but the sixth round.
Both weighed in yesterday comfortably below the welter weight limit. At first bell Vargas surrendered his nearly five inch height advantage by displaying his feet too far apart for stability and electing to give away his four inch reach advantage by constantly backing up. The pace was off to a feel out round where Manny came forward jabbing from the southpaw stance and moving Jessie backwards without much effort at all. At bells end, Manny landed a nice short uppercut inside to win the uneventful round.