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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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The venue, not the fight »

A member of the media walks past the Thomas & Mack Center, site of the third presidential debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. AP

The fight venue, not the main protagonists, has temporarily seized the spotlight in the run-up to Manny Pacquiao’s comeback assignment with Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas on Nov. 5. The Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is where Pacquiao hopes to snatch the American fighter’s WBO welterweight title next month. Last Thursday morning, Manila time, the Center, a few miles from the world…

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PunchStat Report
Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao 2
03/15/2008 LAS VEGAS
Winner by Split Dec: Pacquiao
Total Punches Landed
PunchStat Report
Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao
05/08/2004 LAS VEGAS, NV
Winner by Draw: DRAW
Total Punches Landed
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