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Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, a man who has been involved in boxing circles for over five decades, certainly thinks so. You might expect that from a career promoter, capable of spinning news, hype and theories as adeptly as an major politician. But Arum has experienced this before.
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Others have echoed that sentiment. Would a greater role overseeing policy and national decisions eventually be a step too far? Possibly. But having covered Pacquiao as a journalist for The Telegraph since 2004, there is something extraordinary in his ablity to absorb new things, and inspire almost everyone he meets.
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