Free telecast of Pacquiao-Marquez bout in Manila sports centers



WONDER OF WONDERS MANNY PACQUIAO. Payback’s a bitch. Juan Manuel Marquez made it easier for trainer Freddie Roach to motivate Pacquiao. Despite all the money involved ($5M for Marquez, $22M for the Pacman), neither fighter is talking paycheck. Both are talking validation. KEATS LONDON/INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT

MANILA, Philippines – Manila residents will be able to watch for free the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez through a live screening at the city’s sports complexes in each district.

“The free showing will give the residents a chance to see the event unfold as it actually does in Las Vegas,” Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim said in a statement.

“We don’t need to spend on fare to Las Vegas or pay for expensive hotels and restaurants just to watch the fight live,” he said.

Lim has ordered the installation of large screens in the designated venues.

The Pacquiao-Marquez fight will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

The live telecast of the said boxing fight will be shown in the following sports centers: Tondo Sports Complex (near Sto. Niño de Tondo Church) District I, Patricia Sports Complex (Flora Street, Gagalangin, Tondo) District II, Rasac Covered Court (Alvarez Street corner Rizal Avenue) District III, Dapitan Sports Complex (Instruccion Street, Sampaloc) District IV, San Andres Sports Complex (San Andres Street, Malate) District V and Teresa Covered Court (Teresa Street, Sta. Mesa) District VI.

Complimentary tickets will be given to residents on a first come, first-served basis through designated barangay (village) halls.

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  • joerizal

    At saang budget hinugot ni Lim yang kalokohan na yan? Ni walang koneksyon yan sa public service.

    • akongednamzug

      Ikaw ang taong tinatawag na malakas ang loob, sira ang tuktok.

      • joerizal

        Basta nakikinabang ka wala kang angal kahit kinurakot ang pondo. Mahilig sa libre kaya lahat kakagatin mo basta wag lang masita. In short, ikaw ang may sira.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Is spending the money for this boxing match a priority over giving all available money  to help out the poor victims of typhoon Pablo? The money expected to pay for this cable pay per view can buy a lot of bread and noodles to feed throngs of Filipinos huddled in small evacuation centers hungry and cold?  Will you not agree this politician has his priorities skewed?

  • Edgardo Mendoza


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