- Senator Manny Pacquiao is back in training in preparation for his upcoming fight against Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5
- Pacquiao may skip some sessions on the senate hearing on extrajudicial killings because of his training, although Pacquiao’s camp has not released an official statement yet
- Pacquiao has been notoriously absent during his time in the House of Representatives
Senator Manny Pacquiao may skip some sessions of the ongoing senate hearing as he started prepping up for his upcoming fight on Nov. 5.
Amid the senate hearing on extrajudicial killings under the current administration, the former eight-division world champion and future Hall-of-Famer Manny Pacquiao kicked off his training in the Philippines this week. Pacquiao heads public works and sports committees in the senate.
Pacquiao is back in his old routine and started training with his friend and trainer Buboy Fernandez. In a post in his Instagram account, the “Pambansang Kamao” posted a photo of him hitting the speed bag at the Elorde Gym Five Ecom Center in Pasay, Philippines.
Pacquiao is set to fight WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas that acquired the belt last March in a vacant title opportunity opposite then-unbeaten Sadam Ali in Washington DC. However, the fight has received criticisms due to what seemed to be a mismatched challenge. Vargas is bound to prove people otherwise.
Pacquiao may have passed his peak and people have lost interest in his fight prompting HBO to refuse to distribute Pacquiao-Vargas as a pay-per-view event, leaving promoter Top Rank without a primary network. Not having HBO in the mix could mean that Pacquiao’s next fight could land on cable or even network television.
It is like rubbing salt to the wound, the fight will take place at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ Thomas & Mack Center and not at a major arena on the Las Vegas strip where Pacquiao’s fights were held since November 2010 match against Antonio Margarito.