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Pacquiao dedicates fight

Manny Pacquiao said he will dedicate his upcoming fight against Antonio Margarito to “…John Arum and the entire Arum family.” Pacquiao will take on Margarito on November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. John Arum, 49, passed away last week while on a hike in the North Cascades National Park which is located north of Seattle, Washington. “John was an (environmental) lawyer who fought for the people, the same way I fight for the people of the Philippines,” Pacquiao said. “Bob Arum is my promoter and my friend. I want to do this for the entire Arum family.”

Michael Koncz, chief advisor for Pacquiao, said “Manny asked me to go to Las Vegas and tell Bob personally, which I did.”

Pacquiao said “I will do my best against Margarito. He is bigger and stronger.”

Pacquiao is in the Philippines getting training facilities arranged for the Nov 13 title bout. He will train in the Philippines, then head for the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Calif. to complete training.

Pacquiao vs. Margarito on November 13 is promoted by Top Rank in association with Cowboys Stadium. Pacquiao vs. Margarito will be available on HBO Pay Per View.

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