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Pacquiao is all pumped up

Photo: Nick Giongco
Photo: Nick Giongco

By Nick Giongco

Manny Pacquiao sparred 10 full rounds with Shawn Porter, Danny Escobar and Jose Luis Castillo on Thursday afternoon as the Filipino’s training for the Nov. 14 fight with Miguel Cotto went up another notch. Pacquiao trains at a gym owned by his buddy, former world champion Gerry Penalosa. Presiding over Pacquiao’s training are Freddie Roach, strength coach Alex Ariza and Filipino assistants Buboy Fernandez, Nonoy Neri, Roger Fernandez and two-time world titlist Dodie Boy Penalosa. Team Pacquiao leaves for the US this Saturday to resume training at the Wild Card in Hollywood. “I am feeling great,” said Pacquiao after the sparring session that was held behind closed doors. “I can’t wait for Nov. 14.”

Photos: Nick Giongco

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