Manny Pacquiao, 37, boxing's only eight-division world titlist and the Fighter of the Decade, will try to become the only sitting senator to win a world title. His opponent on Nov. 5, 27-year-old Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs), holds a welterweight belt.
Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) retired after winning his last fight against Timothy Bradley Jr. on April 9, but decided to return to the ring after feeling "lonely and empty." He told reporters, "I still like boxing and boxing still likes me, so why stop? I will box until boxing doesn't like me anymore. I am passionate about boxing."
Take a look behind the scenes at Manny Pacquiao while he goes on a three-day United States press tour.
Sept. 7, 8:21 p.m.:
Manny Pacquiao arrives at Los Angeles International Airport in California from the Philippines. Pacquiao is in Los Angeles for a news conference promoting his Nov. 5 boxing match with Jessie Vargas.
Sept. 7, 8:23 p.m.:
Pacquiao is led by his security team through a sea of fans and media after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport from the Philippines.
Sept. 7, 9:16 p.m.:
After arriving at his Los Angeles home, Pacquiao finally relaxes. A painting of Pacquiao and Bruce Lee hangs on the wall behind him.
Sept. 7, 9:17 p.m.:
Pacquiao speaks with members of his family and entourage as everyone moves around the house getting work accomplished.
Sept. 7, 9:33 p.m.:
Pacquiao's wife, Jinkee Pacquiao (second from left), has dinner with her twin sister Janet (third from left) and friends at her home in Los Angeles.
Sept. 8, 7:33 a.m.:
Manny Pacquiao leaves his house with David Sisson (back center), who traveled from the Philippines with Pacquiao, and other members of his entourage to head off to a news conference and other media obligations.
Sept. 8, 8:25 a.m.:
Pacquiao prepares backstage at Fox Studios before one of his many press appearances for the day.
Sept. 8, 10:23 a.m.:
In between press appearances, Dr. Paul Wallace takes Pacquiao's blood pressure in a room at the Beverly Hills Hotel during a short medical exam for insurance purposes.
Sept. 8, 11:40 a.m.:
Pacquiao enjoys his interview with Craig Shapiro (far right) of Top Rank Boxing at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Sept. 8, 1:02 p.m.:
Along with his wife, Pacquiao and his entourage leave the hotel room for the start of the news conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Sept. 8, 1:27 p.m.:
Pacquiao addresses the media at the news conference. For this fight, Pacquiao is billed as "The Legend," while opponent Jessie Vargas is "The Champ." Pacquiao, who was once the WBO welterweight titleholder, says, "I am excited to get the belt again."
Sept. 8, 1:43 p.m.:
Pacquiao, the eight-division world titleholder (right), and welterweight titlist Vargas, face off at the news conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Sept. 8, 2:05 p.m.:
Pacquiao answers questions from the media after the official news conference has concluded.
Sept. 8, 3:19 p.m.:
Pacquiao signs 120 boxing gloves at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The gloves with both Pacquiao's and Vargas' signatures will be distributed to cable and satellite systems for them to use for promotional contests to draw attention to the Nov. 5 fight.
Sept. 8, 4:22 p.m.:
Pacquiao plays chess at the Beverly Hills Hotel with Jonathan Goldsmith, known for his role as Dos Equis' "The Most Interesting Man in the World" and now the editor emeritus of True.Ink. Pacquiao started playing chess three years ago and plays regularly, often with a grand master in the Philippines. Pacquiao beat "The Most Interesting Man in the World" in all three games and started to give him some lessons in chess.
Sept. 8, 7:36 p.m.:
Pacquiao arrives at CNN and heads to the green room with makeup artist Kristina Duff (right) before being interviewed by CNN anchor John Vause.
Sept. 9, 11:48 a.m.:
Pacquiao laces up his Nike boxing shoes for a commercial photo shoot for Top Rank Boxing.
Sept. 9, 11:54 a.m.:
Pacquiao takes a quick look at himself while he prepares for still photographers and videographers during a commercial photo shoot for Top Rank Boxing
Sept. 9, 12:30 p.m.:
Pacquiao checks his phone between photo and video shoots for Top Rank Boxing. He has had a long few days of appearances and obligations.