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Kobe Bryant watches Pacquiao train

Kobe Bryant watches Pacquiao train

Pacquiao is putting the finishing touches on his training ahead of his big fight with Juan Manuel Marquez this Sunday, November 12th. Bryant stopped by the gym, posed for a few pictures with the champ, and sat and watched as Pacquiao sparred with several different opponents.

"He's a nice guy," Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, told the Los Angeles Times. "We talked a little bit. I enjoyed meeting him. He didn't get a chance to talk to Manny that much because the training was about to start when he arrived."

Pacquiao and Bryant have met before, when the Lakers star traveled to the Philippines for two exhibition matches. Bryant has spoken of his love for boxing in the past and has cited Pacquiao as one of his favorites.

Bryant will no doubt be glued to the TV this Sunday for the big fight. Boxing fans who use Xoom to send their first money transfer to the Philippines, Latin America or the Carribean will get to see the fight for free live on pay-per-view.

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