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Boxing’s only eight division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade Senator MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous FREDDIE ROACH. and Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM hosted their only Los Angeles Media Workout Today! Wednesday, October 26, at the Wild Card Boxing Club (1123 North Vine St. – one block north of Santa Monica Blvd. – Hollywood, Calif. 90038.)
Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs), from General Santos City, Philippines, and Roach are in the final weeks of training for their world championship collision with World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world champion JESSIE VARGAS (27-1, 10 KOs), of Las Vegas. In just 11 days they will go mano a mano and toe-to-toe in a high-stakes welterweight showdown. While Pacquiao will be looking to become a three-time WBO welterweight champion as well as the first senator to win a world title, Vargas will be resolute in enforcing a term limit on the future Hall of Famer’s boxing career.
Pacquiao vs. Vargas takes place Saturday, November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Pacquiao vs. Vargas and its three co-main event world title fights will be produced and distributed live by Top Rank® Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, and will be available on all conventional platforms, including all major cable and satellite systems, as well as Top Rank’s digital distribution via www.TopRank.tv and mobile devices.
The three additional world championship fights on the pay-per-view telecast include: four-division world champion NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE (37-3, 24 KOs), from General Santos City, Philippines, defending his WBO junior featherweight title against undefeated No. 1 contender JESSIE MAGDALENO (23-0, 17 KOs), from Las Vegas; and newly-minted WBO featherweight champion and two-time Mexican Olympian ÓSCAR VALDEZ (21-0, 18 KOs), from Nogales, Mexico, making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender HIROSHIGE OSAWA (30-3-4, 19 KOs), from Osaka, Japan. The pay-per-view telecast will open with the rematch between top-rated contenders Chinese Olympic icon ZOU SHIMING (8-1, 2 KOs), from Guizhou, China, and PRASITAK PAPOEM (39-1-2, 24 KOs), of Buriram, Thailand, battling for the vacant WBO flyweight world title. Zou a two-time Olympic gold medalist trained by Freddie Roach, will have his hands full against Prasitak, who enters this fight riding a two-year, 12-bout winning streak, with all of his victories coming by way of knockout.
In addition to training for his challenge of World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion JESSIE VARGAS, (Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas and produced and distributed Live on Pay-Per-View) Senator MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO has a very important full time job. He is one of 24 members holding a seat in the Philippine Senate. We thought you’d like to see what he has been doing since he was sworn-in in June — the committees he serves and the bills he has filed:
15 Senate Committees Senator Pacquiao serves on:
Chairmanship Public Works
Chairmanship on Sports
Membership Commission on Appointments
Membership on Education
Membership on Tourism
Membership on Public Services
Membership on Agricultural
Membership on National Defense
Membership on Environment and Natural resources
Membership on Energy
Membership on Labor and Employment
Membership on Civil Service
Membership on Blue Ribbon
Vice Chairman and Urban planning, Housing, and Resettlement
Committee on Ethics