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    Manny Pacquiao and Sports Tourism

    With Manny Pacquiao's domination of the aging warrior in Oscar dela Hoya, the prospect is very high for Manny Pacquiao to fight again on Philippine soil.

    Remember the unforgettable Thrilla in Manila held at the Araneta Coliseum between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier won by Ali via a 14th round TKO.

    If Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton will materialize, it will probably be held in England at Wembley due to the monetary and better business sense for Bob Arum.

    The Philippine government, however, should fully encourage and develop sports tourism, not just in boxing and billiards, but in other sports as well.

    As for Manny Pacquiao, stay true in being a boxer and a promoter. Don't enter the dirty world of politics!

    related post:

    Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar Dela Hoya Fight Result
    Karylle and the Philippine National Anthem

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 3:27 PM,

    3 Comments:

    At Dec 8, 2008, 5:32:00 PM, Blogger the donG said...

    i agree. he is a good boxer and filipinos admire him in that field.

     
    At Dec 9, 2008, 2:26:00 PM, Blogger dodong flores said...

    Politics will just drag his reputation down. Remember FPJ?

     
    At Dec 16, 2008, 8:56:00 PM, Anonymous bw said...

    I think the sponsorship of such fights matter a lot so a full house in a place like Vegas matters a lot to the promoters , esp the timing of the Pay per View broadcast :)

    As for Pinas, sponsorship for the broadcast is always there no matter where the fight is !

    A Pacquiao-Hatton showdown is inevitable I think :)

     

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