Pacquiao: His Own Biggest Distraction?

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For five years, Pacquiao has gone without defeat. For five years, his skill as a fighter has improved. Despite 6-1 odds in his favor against Margarito, many wonder whether the ongoing distractions from his training (political trips to Manila, a foot injury supposedly exacerbated by dress shoes worn in congress, a brief typhoon, and singing at the impromptu marriage of his advisor Michael Koncz) will make this fight the first to unveil Pacquiao in decline.


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