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Boxing Shorts

/ 12:40 AM November 01, 2016
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

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

Two-time world champion Gerry Peñalosa watched Manny Pacquiao’s sparring with  former world title contender Ray Beltran and predicted that Jessie Vargas would likely last eight rounds only.  “Pacquiao is on another level. This (knockout)  is what we’ve been waiting for,” said Peñalosa … There’s a noticeable absentee in Team Pacquiao and he isn’t even human. Pacman, the senator’s favorite pet, was left behind in General Santos City to spare the Jack Russell Terrier from the rigors of running alongside Pacquiao. “At 11 years old, he needs rest,” said Noel Lautengco, Pacman’s handler.

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