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Hancock Park’s Manny Pacquiao – Pre-Fight Training on Vine

Hancock Park part-time resident Manny Pacquiao is in the final weeks of training for his November 12th fight against Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas.  His pre-fight ritual includes a final few weeks of training with his LA based trainer, Freddy Roach, at Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club on Vine Street.

The Wall Street Journal did a great article about the pre-fight cocoon that Pacquiao’s trainer, friends and family build in support of Manny.  And all of it takes place just up the street from our neighborhood at Vine and Santa Monica!

Wall Street JournalThe Days and Nights of Manny

Be sure to watch this video…it will give you a view to the compound like structure the mini-mall becomes during the pre-fight weeks.  Also, when you look from the street, it’s kind of hard to imagine a boxing club in there…the video certainly helps to fill in the gaps!

So when your husband volunteers to head to the Pavilions this weekend – you’ll have to wonder if he’s heading up Vine to sneak a peek?

By the way, we spoke to the gym – Pacquiao’s sessions at the gym are closed.  In addition, the gym is closed to members only – membership details are outlined on the Wild Card Boxing Club Website (hint – it’s $50 per month/$5 per day).

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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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