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Manny Pacquiao now will fight Dec. 1

Updated: August 22, 2012, 5:25 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Manny Pacquiao, originally slated to return to the ring Nov. 10, instead will fight an opponent yet to be determined Dec. 1, his adviser said Wednesday.

Michael Koncz said the reason for moving the HBO pay-per-view fight -- Pacquiao's first since he lost his welterweight title on a highly controversial split decision to Timothy Bradley Jr. on June 9 -- was because of issues surrounding Pacquiao's re-election campaign for the congressional seat he holds in the Philippines.

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