Podcast: Manny Pacquiao talks with Lance Pugmire ahead of this weekend’s fight

Manny Pacquiao tapes his hands for a workout at the Wild Card boxing club on Jan. 14.
(Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

In the latest episode of the “Arrive Early, Leave Late” podcast, boxing writer Lance Pugmire interviews Manny Pacquiao, who is gearing up for his Jan. 19 match against Adrien Broner in Las Vegas.

Among the questions posed to Pacquiao: Does he want to run for president of the Philippines? Is he considering a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

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Later, columnist Dylan Hernandez joins host Beto Durán to discuss the Pacquaio-Broner fight, as well as the Rams, Lakers and Dodgers.

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The Times launched “Arrive Early, Leave Late” in October to take listeners closer to the action of L.A.’s home teams. Hosted by Beto Durán and featuring The Times’ award-winning reporters and columnists, the podcast combines in-depth interviews, the best moments from the games and a look inside the front offices.

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