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After dispatching Algieri, Pacquiao set to return for Sorentos versus Hotshots

After getting past Chris Algieri, Manny Pacquiao will now lead Kia to get past
Purefoods. Jay Directo/Getty Images (file photo)
By Dugout Philippines

Manny Pacquiao, fresh from a domination of Chris Algieri in Macau on Sunday for the WBO Welterweight title, will make a PBA comeback as Kia battles Purefoods in tonight's PBA Philippine Cup fight card at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

Pacquiao, as confirmed by team manager Eric Pineda, will don the Sorentos kit anew against the defending champions Hotshots, who have now won their last two games.

The Sorentos, on the other hand, will try to end a seven-game skid following an opening day win against Blackwater in Bocaue--with the nine-time world boxing champ present in that game--and stay in the hunt for a quarterfinal spot as another loss will officially eliminate them.

Game time is set at 7:00 PM, with the PBA flashing a congratulatory video to Pacquiao before the game.

In the "co-main event" at 4:00 PM, the Barako Bull Energy looks to also remain in contention for a playoff spot as it faces the still winless Blackwater Elites.