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Vera, Filipino fighters address typhoon

Updated: November 3, 2009, 1:44 PM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

I'm growing bored with HBO's "24/7" series -- it's about boxing, which I find numbing -- and it has been done over and over again. There are a finite number of ways to film a fighter training and coping with family duties. But the channel had some morbid luck when it went to the Philippines recently to film Manny Pacquiao's preparation for his fight against Miguel Cotto on Nov. 14: Typhoons had razed much of the surrounding area, creating an obstacle of deep water for local inhabitants.

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