Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, arrives in the U.S. tonight, Wednesday, September 7. Pacquiao and his team are scheduled to land at LAX International’s Tom Bradley Terminal aboard Philippine Airlines Flight 102 at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Live coverage of Pacquiao’s arrival, including an exclusive interview by Top Rank’s Crystina Poncher, will be available via www.pacvargas.com and www.facebook.com/trboxing.
Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs), boxing’s only eight-division world champion and a former two-term congressman, was elected to a Philippine Senate seat in May, garnering over 16 million votes. He is in the U.S. for only a short time to attend a Los Angeles news conference announcing his title challenge of World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs), of Las Vegas, Nev.
Pacquiao will return to Manila over the weekend in order to attend Monday’s Senate session. The majority of Pacquiao’s training camp will take place in Manila, while the Senate is in session.
Pacquiao vs. Vargas will take place Saturday, November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Pacquiao vs. Vargas and its co-main event fights will be produced and distributed live by Top Rank® Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, and will be available on all conventional platforms, including all major cable and satellite systems, as well as Top Rank’s digital distribution via www.TopRank.tv and mobile devices.
Promoted by Top Rank, Pacquiao vs. Vargas tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, September 8, at 3:00 p.m. ET, priced from $50 to $1,000 at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, and online at www.unlvtickets.com.