Manny Pacquiao, Phillippines senator, out to prove sports and politics do mix squib

The ever-wise Freddie Roach, who might have been Socrates before reincarnation as a boxing trainer, scrunches his nose at the question. He looks like somebody watching a snake eat a rat.

Can boxing and politics mix, actually co-exist?

“No,” he said. “Doesn’t work.”

He sees oil and water, nuns and...

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