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Manny Pacquiao padded his bank account with US$ 3M (or even more) as the fight started from where they left off, a fight I thought Marquez retain his belt (via draw). It was also the day the name Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquaio got inscribed to boxing history as the first Asian to win 3 titles in 3 different weight division HURRAH!
But this blog is about GMA7’s airing of the fight which I found disgusting, as early as 12:30PM ABS-CBN news channel ANC was already interviewing Pacman’s kababayan of his Las Vegas victor. To make the story short, people who cannot afford the very expensive PAY-PER-VIEW got really pissed off on a Sunday where they put virtually everything on hold (ceasefire with MILF) just to watch Manny Pacquiao’s fight. It was so revolting that you can do chores, strategize troop movement and more so forget the previous round because of 5-10 (some says 20) minutes commercial gap in between rounds; in fact I was able to doze off a bit, finished ANC’s program The Correspondents, Probe, XXX and SOCO in between rounds. Boxing fans especially men who calendared the fight started their orasyones early guzzling with gusto either cuatro cantos or bilog cum videoke were the first K.O. victim way before Pacman’s ring entrance because of the commercialized TV airing!