Pacquiao hits LA for Vargas fight presser


Posted at Sep 08 2016 06:44 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao arrived in Los Angeles a day before his press conference for his comeback fight against reigning WBO champion Jessie Vargas.

Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee arrived Wednesday night and the couple was greeted by hundreds of fans and media.

He came out of his brief retirement to take on Vargas on November 5 in Las Vegas.

“I changed my mind [about retirement] because I love boxing and boxing in my life,” he said in an interview with Top Rank’s Crystina Poncher.

When asked how he is going to divide his time between his work as a senator and his training camp, he said it’s all about time management.

He added that the won’t be leaving the Philippines until two weeks before his clash with the Mexican-American champion.

“In this training camp we'll train in the Philippines while I'm working [in the Senate],” said Pacquiao.

He maintains he still has the hunger to win, especially now that he will be coming in as the challenger.

“I'm hungry to get that belt. He's the champion and I'm the challenger,” said Pacquiao.

After the quick interview, he was immediately whisked to his car.

Pacquiao and Vargas will hold a press conference in Los Angeles Thursday. – With a report from Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

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