Free viewing of Pacquiao-Marquez fight
Manila residents can once again be part of the action as the city government has arranged free live telecasts of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez boxing match on Sunday morning.
The fight will be aired live at the Del Pan Sports Complex on Del Pan Street, Tondo; Patricia Sports Complex on Flora Street in Gagalangin, Tondo; Rasac Covered Court on Alvarez Street corner Rizal Avenue in Sta. Cruz; Dapitan Sports Complex on Instruccion Street, Sampaloc; San Andres Sports Complex on San Andres Street, Malate, and Teresa Covered Court on Teresa Street, Sta. Mesa.
Mayor Alfredo Lim has already ordered the installation of large projector screens at the six venues, as well as security measures.
“The free showing will give the residents a chance to see the event unfold live [as if they were] in Las Vegas. We don’t need to spend on plane fare or pay expensive fees at hotels and restaurants just to watch the fight live,” Lim said.
Tickets at barangay halls
For priority seating, residents are advised to get tickets from their respective barangay halls and go early to the venues.
Undercard matches are expected to begin at 8 a.m.
Though ticket holders will be prioritized, admission will still be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
4 venues in Parañaque
In Parañaque City, boxing fans will get also a chance to watch Sunday’s fight live and for free.
The showing of the WBC Super Welterweight title match between Pacquiao and Marquez will be seen via satellite in Baclaran Elementary School, Don Bosco, Don Galo and San Antonio Gymnasiums which can accommodate up to 2,000 persons each.
The free public showings have been a regular feature in the city under the Youth and Sports Development Office led by Louie Perez.
“Manny has triumphed over Marquez before and will emerge as victor again. We join the nation in support of the ‘Pambansang Kamao’ as he steps into ring to give another spectacular performance and gain honors for the country,” said Mayor Jun Bernabe.
Bernabe earlier made Pacquiao an adopted son of the city through an ordinance to recognize his achievements and acknowledge his ownership of several properties in Parañaque.
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