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Pacquiao plans to fight again

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao plans to come out of retirement to fight, his promoter said on Tuesday, though the boxer said no fight has yet been set.

Bob Arum told American sports broadcaster ESPN that the former welterweight champion plans to fight on either Oct 29 or Nov 5 as a main event bout in Las Vegas as long as it doesn't clash with his senate duties in the Philippines. No opponent has been named thus far.

"Manny wants to come back," Arum said. "The problem is he can only come back if it doesn't interfere with his senate duties."

In a statement, Pacquiao, who has a record of 58-6-2 with 38 knockouts, denied any firm plans on a fight.

"There is no truth to media reports that I'm planning to take a leave from my senate duties just to fight again atop the ring. I want to make it clear - my priority is my legislative works," he said. - AFP.

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