Philippine boxer Pacquiao confirms comeback fight with Vargas

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Manila, Aug 10 (IANS) Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday confirmed that he came out of retirement to fight World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in November.

The 37-year-old Filipino has won world titles in eight weight divisions.

“Yes, the fight is on. I have agreed to a November 5 fight with reigning WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas,” Pacquiao said in a statement, reports Xinhua news agency.

“Boxing is my passion. I miss what I’d been doing inside the gym and atop the ring,” he added.

After winning on a unanimous decision against Timothy Bradley of the US in April, Pacquiao said he would retire to focus on his political career.

–IANS

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