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article imagePacquiao to join National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC

By Leo Reyes     Jan 30, 2015 in Sports
Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will be in Washington DC next week to join the National Prayer Breakfast with President Barack Obama and other heads of state including the Dalai Lama.
Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles Thursday from Miami. Florida where he served as one of the judges in the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant.
While in Florida, Pacquiao had a chance meeting with potential foe Floyd Mayweather during the break of the NBA game between Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks.
After the brief meeting inside the American Airlines Stadium, where they exchanged phone numbers, Mayweather visited Pacquiao later in his hotel room reportedly to discuss their long-awaited fight which Mayweather had calendared for May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pacquiao is expected to confer with his promoter Bob Arum about his meeting with Mayweather and to discuss other issues regarding the upcoming fight.
On Thursday evening , Pacquiao was seen playing basketball at the Franklin High School in Glendale, California.
Pacquiao, who is traveling with lovely wife Jinkee, is promoting his documentary film in the US and while he was making appearances in theaters, he made a side trip to London on invitation from Prince Harry for a diner meeting at the Buckingham Palace.
Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz said he believes that Mayweather is sincere in his efforts to make the fight happen, saying the only ones who can stop the fight from happening are Mayweather and Pacquiao.
“Nobody can stop this. I can’t stop it. Bob can’t stop it. HBO can’t stop it. Showtime can’t. [Mayweather adviser] Al [Haymon] can’t. The only ones who can stop it are Floyd and Manny, and right now, they’re both saying they want the fight,” Koncz said.
Pacquiao is scheduled to return to the Philippines on February 7 hopefully with a signed contract for the super fight that fight fans have long wanted to see.
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