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Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took a break from training camp in the Philippines last weekend to distribute food and supplies to hundreds of people who have been affected by the country's worst flooding in 40 years.

Promoter Bob Arum said Friday that the back-to-back storms, which have triggered dozens of landslides and killed nearly 500 people, for the most part didn't affect the pound-for-pound king as he trains in Baguio for his highly anticipated fight next month against Miguel Cotto.

"I talked to them last night, and the typhoon is still hanging around, so he couldn't run outside," Arum told The Associated Press. "But he's getting good sparring in."

Arum said that Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach will leave for Los Angeles on Oct. 24, so that the fighter can get acclimated to the time difference. Pacquiao will have logged about 150 rounds of sparring against Urbano Antillon, Jose Luis Castillo and Shawn Porter by the time he arrives in Las Vegas for the fight on Nov. 14.

Cotto, meanwhile, will continue to train in Tampa until two weeks before the fight, which has a catch weight of 66 kilograms (145 pounds) and will be for Cotto's WBO welterweight title.

Top Rank also announced Friday that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will be on the undercard against journeyman Troy Rowland. Other fights include junior middleweight champion Daniel Santos vs. unbeaten Yuri Foreman, and a welterweight bout between Alfonso Gomez and Jesus Soto-Karass.

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OT: I like watching Manny Pacquiao again and again. I like especially Manny Pacquiao's amazing hand speed on the Double End Bag. It's so awesome!!

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