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Manny Pacquiao has an Oct. 15 fight date, but can he keep it?

Manny Pacquiao has an Oct. 15 fight date, but can he keep it?

Manny Pacquiao’s promoter has reserved Oct. 15 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for what could be the fighter’s comeback bout from a short-lived retirement.

However, promoter Bob Arum attached a sizable asterisk to his reservation Wednesday, telling The Times he hasn’t yet confirmed with Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 knockouts) whether his work as a new senator in the Philippines will prohibit him from fighting again.

“We have the date… just to protect ourselves,” Arum said.

Former eight-division world champion Pacquiao, 37, is scheduled to begin his Senate session Friday in Manila, and Arum said he’s planning a visit to the island nation...

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