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Friday, March 12, 2010

Pacquiao-Clottey Special On 'The Main Event'

A one hour pre-fight special on “The Event” featuring pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and former world champion Joshua Clottey of Ghana will be telecast on the top-rated weekly boxing show “The Main Event” over RPN 9 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Hosted by veteran boxing commentator Ronnie Nathanielsz, the special sponsored by Tanduay, the No.1 Rhum will provide viewers an insight into both fighters, their training camps and the launch at the spectacular $1.2 billion state-of-the-art Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas with famed ring announcer Michael Buffer as host.

Highlights of Pacquiao’s title fights and Clottey’s showdowns with Miguel Cotto, the late Diego Corrales and Zab Judah will also be part of the special

The Pacquiao-Clottey special will set the stage for what many believe will be an intriguing contest and although Pacquiao is an overwhelming favorite to win Clottey’s trainer Lenny De Jesus has warned Pacquiao and his legions of fans not to underestimate the tough, strong and bigger fighter from Ghana.

The fight will be telecast on Sunday, Manila Time by Solar Sports and GMA 7 while it will be shown on a pay-per-view basis at the Araneta Coliseum where the giant four-sided screens create an atmosphere that makes viewers feel they are actually at special ringside at the venue.

The fights will also be telecast at all SM, Robinson and Rockwell Cinemas and in numerous other venues including restaurants and clubs across the country.

Manila Mayor Fred Lim has also guaranteed that city residents in the various congressional districts will be able to follow the action on big screens strategically located in the various districts free of charge.

The giant broadcast network ABS-CBN will telecast the fights on a pay-per-view basis over its widely watched global channel TFC in the Middle East, Europe and Australia with well-known commentators Bill Velasco and Ed Tolentino handling the coverage.

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