MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao capped his last day of training in Baguio on Thursday with a dazzling display of firepower in sparring, logging 11 furious rounds with Amir Khan of England, Glen Tapia of the Dominican Republic, and Michael Medina of Mexico.
After the workout, Pacquiao was scheduled to motor down to Manila as he prepares to leave for the US on Saturday night, three weeks before he collides with Mexican Antonio Margarito on Nov. 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
While in Manila, Pacquiao will do his morning roadwork at the Rizal Memorial Track Oval on Friday and Saturday.
Afternoon workouts will take place at the Elorde Gym in Quezon City.
Team Pacquiao will take a Philippine Airlines flight to Los Angeles on Saturday.
Joining Pacquiao are trainer Freddie Roach, conditioning coach Alex Ariza, training assistants Buboy and Roger Fernandez and Nonoy Neri and the sparmates.
Pacquiao will have his first day of training at the Wild Card this Monday, something Roach is looking forward to.
Pacquiao will stay in Hollywood for two weeks before proceeding to Dallas on Nov. 8.
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is getting a 12-seater private plane to accommodate Pacquiao and select members of his entourage.
Meanwhile, Margarito and his handlers will arrive in Dallas on Nov. 7.
Nick Giongco, Manila Bulletin