BOXING champion Manny Pacquiao who will likely face Antonio Margarito of Mexico is willing to hold his training inside the Batasan Complex where his office as Sarangani congressman is located.

Pacquiao usually includes a one-hour jog in his everyday training to prepare for his boxing matches.

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The boxing icon sees no problem in attending committee hearings that are usually scheduled in the morning as a conflict to his training, saying he would just need to manage his time properly.

"The compound is huge anyway. I can sleep here in the office so that I can jog before the session or the hearings," Pacquiao said in Filipino.

Asked on the lack of training facilities and equipment inside the Batasan Complex, the pound-for-pound king jokingly replied: "Malaki ang budget ng Congress."

Pacquiao is a member of Sports, Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources, and Millennium Development Goals Committees.

Besides his training exercises, he is also observing his diet since he needs to gain three to five pounds for his bout on November of this year.

"Nagpapalaki tayo kasi ang timbang natin pag nag-eensayo tayo ay 145 lang so kailangan pang dagdagan, 150 ang kailangan or mga 148," he added.

Pacquiao will likely face Margarito after his camp failed to negotiate a fight with the Floyd Mayweather Jr. who has earlier set the challenge.

"Ayaw ko nang pag-usapan yung Mayweather iba na lang ang pag-usapan kasi baka isipin niya na easy to get tayo, baka isipin niya easy boy tayo," he told reporters.

Earlier this week, Representatives Dato Arroyo (second district, Camarines Sur) and JV Ejercito (lone district, San Juan) played basketball with Pacquiao at the House of Representatives gymnasium after engaging in a word war in the session hall.

Pacquiao even served as referee during the said session after Arroyo defended his mother, former President and current Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (second district, Pampanga). (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)