Once again, Bacoleños will have the chance to watch a live telecast of the fight between boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios on Sunday at the BAYS Center in San Juan Street and at the Villamonte Gym in Brgy. Villamonte, all in Bacolod City.
Information from the city said giant screens will be put up in these two venues to accommodate boxing aficionados in the city to watch live via satellite the Pacquiao-Rios fight.
Several hotels and malls in Bacolod are also offering a pay-per-view telecast of the match. Previously, the provincial government of Negros Occidental and other local government units in the province also put up free public viewing for every Pacquiao fight.
Bacoleños have witnessed Pacquiao losing by split decision to Timothy Bradley, and being knocked down by Juan Manuel Marquez, June and December last year.
Meanwhile, reports from the wires said Pacquiao chose American Idol first runner-up Jessica Sanchez to sing the Philippine national anthem on Sunday.
Early this week, Pacquiao requested Sanchez and posted in his Twitter account “do me the honor of singing the national anthems before our fight?”, to which Sanchez replied: “Yes! I'm honored”!.*NAB
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