Pacquiao to begin training for Vargas, US presser set for Sept 8

Mikey Williams

Senator Manny Pacquiao will begin to scrape off the rust that gathered the last few months when he starts the pre-training camp routine of jogging, running, and shadowboxing in the next week or so for his Nov. 5 return fight in Las Vegas.

While the actual buildup won’t start until he returns from a quick visit to the US in the second week of September to promote his showdown with Jessie Vargas, Pacquiao is eyeing to work out soon, according to Mike Koncz, the fighting lawmaker’s Canadian adviser.

But Pacquiao, who turns 38 on Dec. 17, insists he will not report to the gym or engage in training while the Senate is in session.

“The objective is not for Senator Manny to miss sessions,” said Koncz, noting that the promotional stop being arranged by Top Rank chief Bob Arum next month will last for just three days.

“Manny leaves for the US on Wednesday night (Sept. 7) and is flying back to Manila on Saturday night (Sept. 10) and he should be back in the Philippines by Monday morning,” said Koncz.

A press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel has been set for Sept. 8 and photo shoots and TV interviews will follow so Pacquiao can concentrate with his legislative duties and training in Manila

Courtesy of Nick Giongco of the Manila Bulletin. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSpeaks