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Manny Pacquiao puts retirement on hold, takes on Vargas (The Associated Press)

Posted: September 9, 2016 at 5:22 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Boxers Manny Pacquiao, left, and Jessie Vargas pose during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, about their WBO welterweight title fight scheduled for Nov. 5. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Manny Pacquiao is determined to fight on, even without Floyd Mayweather across the ring or HBO in his corner. Five months after the fight Pacquiao expected to be his finale, the Filipino senator stood opposite unheralded welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Thursday and declared his excitement for yet another chapter in what’s now a sprawling pugilistic story with a murky ending. Pacquiao is a politician and a father with multiple reasons to walk away, but trainer Freddie Roach believes that Pacquiao’s skills haven’t sharply declined.

Yahoo Sports – Boxing News

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