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Manny Pacquiao to give away turkeys on Sunday

November 19, 2008 |  3:30 pm

Manny Pacquiao will hand out free turkeys noon Sunday at the community center outside Los Angeles' Lake Street Park in Historic Filipinotown, 227 N. Lake St. just west of Alvarado Street.

In announcing the distribution under the headline "Fowl Play," Pacquiao's publicist wrote that the fighter wanted to thank "his loyal fans who have been so supportive of him as he trains for the biggest fight of his life."

World lightweight champion and top pound-for-pound fighter Pacquiao is currently training in Hollywood for his Dec. 6 welterweight bout against Oscar De La Hoya in Las Vegas.

Said Pacquiao: "I can't think of a better way to express my appreciation to my American-based fans, who have embraced me, than by sharing my good fortune with them."

-- Lance Pugmire