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Manny Pacquiao refocuses on politics after Las Vegas victory

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao arrived in Manila after winning his WBO Welterweight title against Jessie Vargas.

The 37-year-old senator, went back to the ring after a brief retirement dominated the 27 year-old American boxer in Las Vegas on Saturday and received an emphatic unanimous victory.

Pacquiao arrived with Philippine national police chief and told journalists his plan to return to his senatorial duties as soon as he can..

This was Pacquiao’s first fight since winning a seat in the senate in May. He previously served as congressman and is widely regarded as the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter.

Pacquiao is slated to come to Cayman early next year.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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