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Jessie Vargas: Crawford did a great job, me versus Manny is a war

Jessie Vargas gives his thoughts on potentially fighting Manny Pacquiao, Terence Crawford's win over Viktor Postol, and more.

On Terence Crawford’s win over Viktor Postol

"He did a great job, he fought a phenomenal fight, an excellent fight. He didn’t commit any mistakes, he did what he had to do. I congratulate him. ... I thought it was gonna be tougher than what it was, because I thought maybe he might get caught a couple times, and I thought that might shake his concentration, but no, he stayed composed, he stayed alert the entire time. He didn’t make any mistakes."

On getting the Pacquiao fight in November

"That’s all up to Bob and Manny. We have to wait and see. I do know that I am the WBO welterweight world champion. Terence, as good as he is, and he looked spectacular today, but he is at 140. I don’t know if Manny is planning on coming back down to 140. If he is, he might go with that one."

"I think (Pacquiao-Crawford and Pacquiao-Vargas) are both great matchups, just two different fights. Two styles. I know that with me, for sure, it would be an absolute war from both sides."

"If he plans on staying at welterweight, I do have the WBO welterweight world title, a title that he once had. If he wants to get it back, he has to go through me."

"I want Manny Pacquiao. I want the top guys in my division, and that’s what I’m going after. Everybody knows I want to unify the belts. If that fight doesn’t happen, that’s what I’ll continue to pursue."

On other options

"I still want (a rematch with Tim Bradley). But I don’t know if he, uh — I doubt he’ll accept it. I’m not gonna be chasing him around, hunting him down. If he accepts to man up and make a fight, it can happen. If not, there’s nothing I can do about it."

"Danny Garcia, man, that’s a fight that I want! Let’s do this! He’s the WBC world champion, I’m the WBO world champion. That’s one I’m interested in, I hope we can make it happen."

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