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Filipino boxer enters poll ring
Manny Pacquiao is running for a seat in congress in the upcoming elections.
Last Modified: 08 May 2010 20:32 GMT



Manny Pacquiao, the world's best pound-for-pound boxer, is taking on his next challenge: running for a seat in his country's congress.

With elections coming up on May 10, Pacquiao, who is known as the "National Fist", is seeking to deliver a knockout blow to his rivals in the polls.

Marga Ortigas reports from Sarangani in the southern Philippines.

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Al Jazeera
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