Sunday, March 29, 2009

Manny Pacquiao Still on Solar Sports

Manny Pacquiao rumored to be air his fight on ABS-CBN network and left Solar Sports.

People’s champ Manny Pacquiao made a very shocking appearance last night in the news program of ABS-CBN; TV Patrol World announcing his upcoming fight with the British boxer, Ricky Hatton and his future fights will be aired exclusively on ABS-CBN.

As of Manny’s statement, he had personally decided to give the exclusive TV coverage of his upcoming fight with Hatton dated May 02, to ABS-CBN instead of giving the whole broadcast rights to his 4-year partner, Solar Sports. “Pagkatapos kong pag-isipan mabuti, nilapitan ko ang ABS-CBN at napagpasiyahan ko pong makipag-partner muli sa kanila. Sarili ko itong desisyon. Sa ABS-CBN mapapanood n’yo ang laban ko kay Ricky Hatton at iba ko pang laban,” Pacquaio announces.

On the other hand, Solar Sports expressed their disappointment with the decision made by Manny Pacquaio whose contract is still valid up to this date. According to Solar’s legal counsel, Atty. Enrique Dela Cruz Jr., Manny’s contract with Solar is still valid and binding. They also confirmed that Manny Pacquiao sent Solar Sports a letter stating that the boxer wanted to end his contract with the said media corporation. Solar Sports, strongly stand by their word that they will definitely file a case with Manny and his new media partner, ABS-CBN.

GMA-7, Manny’s current home network, also released their statement regarding the sudden and unexpected decision of the boxer. As expected, the network expresses its disappointment with Manny Pacquaio who currently has 2 shows namely, Totoy Bato with Robin Padilla and Pinoy Records with Ateneo blue eagle cager, Chris Tiu.

As per reports, a certain journalist of a popular broadsheet named Beth Celis wrote on her column last March 18, saying that the reason why Manny favored the exclusive rights to the station is because ABS-CBN offered Manny Pacquiao their full media support on his candidacy for the next election and ensures victory upon his political ambition on the congressional race.(ABS-CBN dominates Saranggani province and has international presence of reporters.)

The Kapuso network already sent a letter to Manny reminding him of their contract of agreement as a talent of the station. If we could still remember, this is not the first time that Manny did this kind of hasty decision-making. Manny Pacquiao made this kind of “switching” before in ABS-CBN and in Top Rank Promotions.

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