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FILE: Manny Pacquiao works the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach inside the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California on Saturday afternoon. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA

HOLLYWOOD—He’s been burned several times predicting a Manny Pacquiao knockout victory. And Freddie Roach is no longer making predictions that a nine-year wait for a stoppage will end on Nov. 5, when Pacquiao takes on WBO champion Jessie Vargas for the welterweight belt at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. “I won’t guarantee a knockout,” said Roach during Pacquiao’s media workout Wednesday at Wild Card Gym here. “If it comes,…

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Pacquiao not slowing down in build up to Vargas fight »

In this photo taken on September 29, 2016, Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao trains at a gym in Manila, ahead of his November 6 bout with Mexican boxer Jessie Vargas. 
Pacquiao insisted September 30 he owed his fans and countrymen no apology after admitting to having used illegal drugs. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

LOS ANGELES, United States — Manny Pacquiao says that despite a punishing schedule which includes juggling two high-profile jobs in the buildup to his return to boxing he has still managed to maintain his fire for the sport. Now that the Philippine Senate is on a break, the boxing legend says he is finally able to start training in earnest to face World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in Las…

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Heavy favorite Pacquiao not taking Vargas fight lightly »

  HOLLYWOOD—Boxing pundits, oddsmakers and sportswriters can say all they want about how Manny Pacquiao is heavily favored to beat Jessie Vargas in their WBO welterweight showdown on Nov. 5. Pacquiao isn’t listening. “I don’t want to underestimate Vargas. I don’t take him easy,” the eight-division champion said after Tuesday’s afternoon workout, which saw him spar for six rounds at Wild Card Gym here. “As always, I must be well prepared physically and…

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