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    Pacquiao quashes talk visiting Hollywood celebrities asking for megafight tickets

    Apr 24, 2015
    Mark Wahlberg and his entourage leave the Wild Card premises. Jerome Ascano

    LOS ANGELES – Hollywood stars are forming a beeline to Manny Pacquiao's training camp.

    After Keanu Reeves visited Pacquiao in his Los Angeles house, it was Mark Wahlberg’s turn to see the boxing champion in training at the Wild Card gym Thursday afternoon (Friday Manila time) here.

    The star of such hit movies as ‘Lone Survivor,’ ‘Transformers,’ ‘The Fighter,’ and ‘The Departed,' among others, had a brief chat with Pacquiao behind closed doors before hurriedly leaving the premises in his black van that was expectedly mobbed by the fans waiting outside the gym.

    The 43-year-old actor formerly known as Marky Mark, however, was gracious enough to lower the window of his car and wave to the crowd as a throng of photographers and bystanders clicked away.

    It was the second time Wahlberg visited the 36-year-old boxing icon from the Philippines while in training for his May 2 mega-fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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    Pacquiao later dismissed speculations both Reeves and Wahlberg are asking tickets for his fight at the MGM Grand.

    “Ahh, hindi (about tickets). Nagpakita lang sila sa akin ng suporta nila,” said the Pacman.

    Here's a video of Wahlberg leaving the Wild Card Gym:

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    Mark Wahlberg and his entourage leave the Wild Card premises. Jerome Ascano
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