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Senator Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring to face Jessie Vargas

Senator Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring to face Jessie Vargas

Manny Pacquiao knew when he hung up his gloves in April that his retirement wasn’t for good.

“I [felt] lonely because when you think about the sport that you love, [that] you’re no longer active in … I [thought] over and over again that boxing still loves me,” Pacquiao said.

“So, why [should] I stop my boxing career? So, I changed my mind and decided to continue my journey.”

Pacquiao, 37, on Thursday restarted the career he said he was retiring from following his April 9 unanimous-decision victory over Timothy Bradley Jr.

Then, his focus was winning election to the Philippines Senate. With that...

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