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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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Worn-out Pacquiao runs, skips rest of training »

Manny Pacquiao. AP FILE PHOTO

[ventuno id='ODQxOTc3fHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno]   Hollywood—Manny Pacquiao settled for a morning run and skipped the rest of his training Monday afternoon due to fatigue and jetlag, his adviser told journalists here. Pacquiao arrived Saturday evening and still hasn’t adjusted to the time. He did his first uphill run in six months at 6 a.m. but was still asleep when adviser Mike Koncz fetched him for his 2 p.m. workout at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym. “It…

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Manny Pacquiao takes a break from politics for boxing »

LAS VEGAS — Up until last week, Manny Pacquiao was concentrating on trying to get the death penalty restored in the Philippines. Now he's focusing on something not nearly as controversial — his return to the ring for a Nov. 5 fight with Jesse Vargas. "Working in the Senate is not easy while you're training," said Pacquiao, a freshman senator in the Philippines. "You manage your time and that's what I did…

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Win or lose, Pacquiao home by Nov. 7 »

Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, wearing a black shoulder brace and arm sling, waves during a welcome motorcade in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Pacquiao returned home to the Philippines on Wednesday nursing his right shoulder after surgery and weighing up whether to retire or push for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. AP

HOLLYWOOD—Regardless of the outcome of his title fight with Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5, Manny Pacquiao will fly back to the Philippines the day after. Deviating from his usual schedule of returning to Los Angeles by land first and taking the flight out of the US, Pacquiao will head to Manila from Las Vegas on Sunday (Monday in Manila). “I need to return home at once,” said Pacquiao, who’ll be missing a…

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Killer punch »

Welterweight Manny Pacquiao and Jesse Vargas pose after a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel on September 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.   Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images/AFP

HOLLYWOOD—An old deadly punch tinkered a little bit may yet turn out to be the key for Manny Pacquiao to score a knockout over Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas. Assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez referred to it as the “diving punch,” one which he and Pacquiao have been silently practicing even before chief trainer Freddie Roach assumed control of the preparations in Manila late August. “If it connects, it’s going…

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