News | Aug 24 2016

Manny Pacquiao starts training for his November return

Manny Pacquiao opens up camp in the Philippines in prepation for his November 5 fight against Jessie Vargas
Manny Pacquiao
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FORMER 8-division world champion and future hall-of-famer Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) kicked off training camp in the Philippines this week. The former welterweight champion, currently serving as a senator in his native country, seeks to recapture the same WBO World title he lost to Floyd Mayweather in May of 2015.

Across the ring from Pacquiao on November 5 will be the current WBO champion at 147 pounds, Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs). Vargas acquired the belt in March of this year in a vacant title opportunity opposite then-unbeaten Sadam Ali in Washington DC.

“Back to training with my friend and trainer Buboy Fernandez,” read a post on Pacquiao’s social media accounts, along with a picture of Pacquiao working the speed bag at the Elorde Gym Five Ecom Center in Pasay, Philippines.