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GREAT TOP RANK INNOVATIONS FOR PACQUIAO-VARGAS TITLE FIGHT


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In an interesting innovation for the Manny Pacquiao-Jessie Vargas showdown for Vargas' WBO welterweight title on Saturday here in Las Vegas, Top Rank will let fans be the 4th judge for the title fight via TRBoxing on Twitter., Top Rank? announced they will utilize Twitter's (twitter.com/trboxing) polling functionality to allow fans to participate in each bout as a collective, unofficial ?4th judge.?

Fans who in to Saturday's live pay-per-view telecast or catch it from a coveted seat at the Thomas & Mack Center will be able to easily vote on who they think is winning each undercard matchup, with the winner being announced on air prior to the official judges' scorecards.

Top Rank announced that during the main event, fans will have the option to vote round-by-round.

The broadcast team of Stephen A. Smith, Brian Kenny, Charissa Thompson and Tim Bradley, Jr., will deliver updates in between rounds, with scorecard graphics appearing on-screen throughout the main event. Employing this feature, fans are granted another avenue to engage with the historic night of world championship fights on November 5th.

The three additional world championship fights on the pay-per-view telecast include: four-division world champion NONITO ?The Filipino Flash? DONAIRE (37-3, 24 KOs), from General Santos City, Philippines, defending his WBO junior featherweight title against undefeated No. 1 contender JESSIE MAGDALENO (23-0, 17 KOs), from Las Vegas; and newly-minted WBO featherweight champion and two-time Mexican Olympian ?SCAR VALDEZ (21-0, 18 KOs), from Nogales, Mexico, making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender HIROSHIGE OSAWA (30-3-4, 19 KOs), from Osaka, Japan.

The pay-per-view telecast which will be seen in the Philippines on ABS-CBN Sky Cable, Cignal TV, Solar Sports which holds the coverage rights andGMA 7 will open with the rematch between top-rated contenders Chinese Olympic icon ZOU SHIMING (8-1, 2 KOs), from Guizhou, China, and PRASITAK PAPOEM (39-1-2, 24 KOs), of Buriram, Thailand, battling for the vacant WBO flyweight world title. Zou a two-time Olympic gold medalist trained by Freddie Roach, will have his hands full against Prasitak, who enters this fight riding a two-year, 12-bout winning streak, with all of his victories coming by way of knockout.

The Solar Sports coverage team will include former WBO/WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria, Mike Ochosa and this analyst from Viva Sports.


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