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With 10 days to go before fight night, Pacquiao revs up training

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by Nick Giongco

Before heading off to a Filipiniana event at Staples Center, Manny Pacquiao went the whole nine yards in training at the Wild Card Boxing Club.

Ten days before facing Adrien Broner to defend his WBA welterweight crown in Las Vegas, Pacquiao racked up eight rounds of sparring, four apiece against Australian George Kambosos and Ecuadorian Arnold Gonzalez.

Pacquiao then quenched his thirst for action by going five rounds of padwork with Buboy Fernandez, who will be the voice in the corner come fight night at the MGM Grand.

Los Angeles Laker great Michael Cooper, right, drops by Manny Pacquiao’s residence at Los Angeles during the weekend. (Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions)

Los Angeles Laker great Michael Cooper, right, drops by Manny Pacquiao’s residence at Los Angeles during the weekend. (Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions)

At Staples on Tuesday night, Pacquiao took the spotlight during a Filipino Heritage Night that had the Los Angeles Clippers’ home game versus the Charlotte Hornets as main event.

On Wednesday at the Wild Card, Pacquiao and Broner are hosting separate open workouts for the media.

On Monday, Pacquiao will drive to Las Vegas, where he made his splashing US debut in June 2001.

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