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Photos: Pacquiao Takes a Break To Check Out Private Plane

Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao and members of his team check an Icon A5 light sport aircraft at the Santa Monica Airport in Los Angeles.

Pacquiao has been training hard for his return at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood. Photos by Wendell Alinea.

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Boxer laureate Manny Pacquiao is back!  Hailed as a national treasure by his fellow Filipinos, Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs), boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the BWAA's reigning Fighter of the Decade, is in his most intense phase of training as he prepares for his WBA welterweight world title defense against four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs), of Cincinnati.  Pacquiao vs. Broner takes place on Saturday, January 19, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.  It will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® and presented by Premier Boxing Champions beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.    

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After arriving to a throng of media at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal Saturday evening and attending church services with his family on Sunday, it was back to business on Monday morning where Manny greeted the sunrise with a five-mile run up the hills to the Hollywood sign immediately followed by a rigorous session of strength and conditioning with Justin Fortune.  The afternoon saw Buboy Fernandez put Manny through his paces for close to three hours at Wild Card.

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On Christmas, after another long run and strength and conditioning in the morning, Manny sparred eight rounds with three different partners, followed by another hour of mitt work with Roach before he tore into the heavy bag.  Following his Wednesday run, Manny was greeted by a representative from VADA for a random drug test.  After his blood was taken, Manny cheerily predicted he would test positive for excellence.  Fernandez, sensing that jetlag was finally settling in, gave Manny the afternoon off to rest.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by strykr619 on 01-02-2019

[QUOTE=turnedup;19403123]:wtf1: Seriously bro, how much did you have to drink when you typed this? I have no idea what the heck you are going on about Mayweather about in the first place. I haven't said shhh about Floyd or Rizin...hell…

Comment by strykr619 on 01-02-2019

[QUOTE=TheIronMike;19398553]This why he broke[/QUOTE] Broke for getting paid for a photo op? Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?

Comment by turnedup on 01-02-2019

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;19398817]Mayweather got a form of "equity" for bringing the media with him for Rizin but you seem all bent out to shape about that? :thinking:[/QUOTE] :wtf1: Seriously bro, how much did you have to drink when you typed this? I…

Comment by Manic Shot on 12-31-2018

Buboy won't fit!

Comment by irvine_kinneas on 12-31-2018

[QUOTE=jlf85;19398544]Same plane that Roy Halladay (and the company's president if I'm not mistaken) died in... They need some positive press these days..[/QUOTE] yup stay far away from this thing

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