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The Manny Pacquiao-Jessie Vargas pay-per-view undercard will consist of three world title fights, giving the card four in all, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said.Vince Biegel Womens Jersey .Pacquiao, boxings only eight-division world titleholder, is coming out a brief retirement to challenge Vargas for his welterweight world title in the main event on Nov. 5 (Top Rank PPV, 9 p.m. ET) at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, but the rest of the telecast will also include one title fight after another, Arum said.We were bound and determined to make this the best overall boxing card of the year, and four world title fights on it with fighters from all over the word does just that, Arum told ESPN.com. We think boxing is a great sport and it has global ramifications, and we will have fighters from the United States, from Mexico, from China, the Philippines and Japan. I love that. Its like Im promoting fights in the United Nations.Arum will host a news conference Tuesday in Los Angeles to formally announce the undercard.In the co-feature, junior featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs), 33, the most famous active Filipino fighter other than Pacquiao, will make his second defense when he takes on mandatory challenger Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs).Jessie is a great challenger, a mandatory defense and I know hes hungry because he has been calling me out on social media, said Donaire, the 2012 fighter of the year who has won world titles in four weight classes (five if interim titles are included) from flyweight to featherweight.Donaire has parted ways with his father, Nonito Donaire Sr., as his trainer for this fight and is working with Ismael Salas, a former Cuban amateur national team trainer.I am working great with my new trainer, Ismael Salas. We are learning about each other and hes instructing me about a more precise, compact way of fighting, but still [how to] be very explosive as everyone is going to see on Nov. 5, Donaire said.Said manager Cameron Dunkin: [Donaire has] fought the best and beat the best. Hes faced many tough challenges. This is a very tough challenge, but this is what Nonito does.Magdaleno, 24, of Las Vegas, will be facing his most significant opponent but says he is ready for the big time.As a kid, Ive dreamt of this moment, and the time is finally here, said Magdaleno, younger brother of former lightweight world title challenger Diego Magdaleno. Nov. 5, I will be victorious with my hands up high.Frank Espinoza, Magdalenos manager, has watched Donaire for years and respects him but believes his fighter is ready to knock off the veteran.Jessie Magdaleno is very, very motivated for his fight against Nonito Donaire, Espinoza said. Nonito has been a great champion and has fought in many big fights for a long time. But this is Jessies time. He has worked hard, and he has what it takes to win and become a world champion.Said Arum: I think its a terrific fight. The managers are really confident, Cameron and Frank. Magdaleno, when he lets his hands go, is terrific, and I love Donaire as a fighter. This is going to be a good one.Featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez (20-0, 18 KOs), a 25-year-old, two-time Olympian from Mexico, knocked out Matias Adrian Rueda in the second round on July 23 to win a vacant belt and will make his first defense against mandatory challenger Hiroshige Osawa (30-3-4, 19 KOs), 31, of Japan. Hiroshige will be facing the first notable opponent of his 12-year career.As a world champion, you have to face tough challenges, and my first defense will be against a tough challenger, but I am ready to face him, Valdez said. I worked hard to get my belt, and I intend to keep it for a long time.Espinoza also manages Valdez and expects a similar kind of performance to the explosive one he turned in to win the belt.Oscar Valdez won his world championship with a spectacular performance in July, and on Nov. 5, I am sure he will give us another great fight and he will get the win to retain his belt.The opening bout of the pay-per-view will pit two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and three-time world amateur champion Zou Shiming (8-1, 2 KOs) against Thailands Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym (39-1-2, 24 KOs) for one of the flyweight world titles vacated earlier this month by Juan Francisco Estrada, who is moving up in weight.Zou, who lost a decision to Thailands Amnat Ruenroeng in his first world title opportunity in March 2015, already owns a victory against Onesongchaigym. The 35-year-olds met in November 2014 in Macau, China, on the Pacquiao-Chris Algieri undercard, and Zou cruised to a one-sided decision, 120-103, 119-106 and 119-106. But they are the two highest-rated contenders in line for the belt Estrada vacated, so they will meet again. Onesongchaigym has won 12 fights in a row since the loss to Zou.Zou is enormously popular in China and responsible for big-time boxing in Macau. Arum said Zou brings a lot to the card in terms of sponsorships, ticket sales and Chinese television revenue.And I know (casino magnate) Steve Wynn is delighted he is on the card because there will be many high-rollers from China coming in for the fight and staying at (host casino) The Wynn because Zou is fighting for a world title. And if he wins, it means huge fights in 2017 in China and Macau.In a non-televised undercard bout, but one that the pay-per-view probably will include highlights from, lightweight Robson Conceicao, 27, of Brazil, will make his much-anticipated pro debut in a six-round bout against an opponent to be determined.Conceicao thrilled the home fans in Rio de Janeiro in August by becoming the first Brazilian boxer to win an Olympic gold medal. A few weeks later, he signed with Top Rank. Jamaal Williams Youth Jersey . He was followed closely by David Clarkson, donning red, seconds later. Clarksons actions one night earlier, leaping off the bench in defence of Kessel during a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres, will cost him the first 10 games of the regular season. Vince Biegel Packers Jersey . The players spoke Jan. 13 during a Major League Baseball Players Association conference call after Rodriguez sued the union and Major League Baseball to overturn an arbitrators decision suspending him for the 2014 season and post-season. http://www.thepackersnflfanshop.com/Black-Friday-Josh-Jones-Jersey/ . Pedro scored from a pass by Lionel Messi in the 33rd minute and added two more goals in the 47th and 72nd after Valdes saved his second penalty in four days following his stop in Wednesdays 4-0 over Ajax in the Champions League. Within the first few minutes of Issa Raes new scripted comedy Insecure,?which premieres Sunday on HBO, shes boldly confronted by assumed societal expectations placed on the modern woman. Which are: You should be married with children, settled in your career and of course, have it all figured out before turning 30 years old.Her character, also named Issa, is 29 and doesnt have it all figured out. She lives in Los Angeles with her loafer boyfriend Lawrence (Jay Ellis), and works at We Got Yall, an education nonprofit that does academic outreach for inner-city youth. And is unfulfilled in general.In the opening scene, the children of We Got Yall instantly recognize her insecurities the moment she steps into the classroom, and force her to face them. One-by-one, they shout out: Why do you talk like a white girl? Whats up with your hair? Why arent you married? And the most biting statement of all: Aint nobody checking for bitter ass black women anymore.Her character quips back black women arent bitter. We are just tired of settling for less -- meaning settling for lesser education, jobs and/or relationships.Rae, a 31-year-old Stanford grad, and the shows co-creator, executive producer and protagonist, refuses to settle. [As black women], we dont get to be completely human with flaws and boring moments [on television]. We dont get to sit in the minutiae of just being black. Its always high stakes and we dont really get to see a real slice of life. Thats something that was important for me to depict, said Rae. I dont have constant drama. My issues ... on a scale, are very minor.But, just because the show is loosely based on Raes day-to-day interactions, doesnt mean they are only relatable to a specific audience. I am completely open and honest about my life and being a black woman [in the series]. But, the show is not the voice of all black women. Its about my very specific experience, but has elements that are relatable for all.?Having cut her teeth as the star and creator of the Awkward Black Girl?web-series (debuted in 2011 and wrapped in 2013), Rae is accustomed to creating authentiic stories that are crafted on her own terms. Josh Jones Jersey. However, Insecure, a full Hollywood production, is more polished, without being watered down.Co-created with Larry Wilmore of the now defunct Comedy Central news-talk program The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore -- Insecure feels genuine, yet digestible for a mass audience. And Rae thinks the diversity of her writers room has something to do with that. Our writers room looks like this country. We have young people and old people. People from the LGBTQ community. Theres black, white and Latino people. It was important for me to have that diversity on the team. It should be relatable to all people, she noted.?As a coming-of-age tale for metropolitan professional women, Insecure can be lazily compared to Lena Dunhams Girls.?But, according to Rae, the two series have very difference voices. I dont see the comparison. We have a different perspective. I love [Lenas] take, but our show is more grown-up. Lena and I are just both young women with shows on HBO, Rae added.However, as accomplished as Rae is, she still battles her own set of insecurities. And of course, shes afraid of the show being misunderstood, or worse ... failing. I want people to embrace the show. I dont want people to think that its risky to take on a show that focuses on women, or even black women. I have to campaign for others to have opportunities in future, she said.A line from LA-based rapper Kendrick Lamar s 2015 song Alright rings out in the shows introduction. The lyrics: All my life I has to fight ... Hard times like yah ... But if God got us then we gon be alright, which seems fitting. Issa Rae is going to be alright.Shes bringing quality content to a mass audience that just happens to feature black women in lead roles. There no social justice spin, no soap box statements, its just a funny and smart-as-hell show, thats relatable for all.Ericka N. Goodman-Hughey is a senior editor at espnW. 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