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Pacquiao-Cotto Photo Gallery: Pac-Man reveals secret to Piven


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The Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Nov. 13, 2009.

Pacquiao vs. Cotto: Weigh-In

Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto at their weigh-in at MGM Grand Arena on Nov. 13, 2009. Launch slideshow »
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Manny Pacquiao and Jeremy Piven at the Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto weigh-in at MGM Grand Arena on Nov. 13, 2009.

The two fighters not only refused to look at each other, but they also wouldn’t pose for the traditional glaring picture nose to nose! Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, however, did reveal a startling secret of his success in the ring: No sex before a major fight!

At first, Pac-Man was embarrassed when Entourage star Jeremy Piven, who emceed the weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena, asked him if he abstained from sex before fights.

Manny laughed: “This is like the Jimmy Kimmel show.”

Jeremy fired back: “So you are telling me I need new material? I respect that, but you have to answer the question.”

To which a sheepish Manny nodded: “No more night-night before a fight.” The line brought down the house!

Our contributing photographers Tom Donoghue and Erik Kabik were in the thick of the chaotic crowds, estimated at more than 6,000 who packed in the arena to watch the weigh-in, and provided us with this extensive photo gallery.

Miguel got on the scale in his fashion-different Iron Man briefs. Underoos? The scales tipped at 144 pounds for Manny and 145 pounds for Miguel.

The fight gets underway at the MGM Grand Garden Arena tomorrow night. We’ll have the fight photos right here at Vegas DeLuxe on Sunday, along with all the party action from around town with the stars.

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