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Mayweather-Maidana II on FOX and TV5; PacMan Returns to GMA

Unnoticed on Philippine TV the first time, the rematch between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Marcos Maidana will finally get its due.

TV5 and FOX Sports Asia will broadcast the second installment of Mayweather-Maidana, with the former’s WBC, WBA and The Ring welterweight titles and the WBC light middleweight title on the line. The bout will be aired on tape delay this Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

Mayweather and Maidana first fought on May 3 (May 4, Manila time), with the former successfully defending his titles and preserving his unbeaten record via majority decision. However, no TV station in the Philippines, not even GMA or Solar Sports, covered the fight, angering some boxing fans in the process.

This time around, however, TV5 and FOX Sports Asia are making sure that the rematch won’t be missed by boxing fans across the country.

The rematch between the two combatants will be as highly anticipated as the first. While Mayweather’s attempt to retain his titles and unbeaten record will once again be the center of attention, boxing fans will also look forward to Maidana’s quest to exact revenge, as he once again tries to become the first boxer to beat Mayweather in the ring.

Mayweather-Maidana II is a rematch worth watching. And boxing fans can’t wait.

A New Show for PacMan, Again

Manny Pacquiao gets another crack at the small screen.

PacMan’s latest television program, ‘MP Featuring Sport Science’, will premiere on GMA this Sunday on a timeslot that is yet to be determined. The said program will feature segments from ESPN’s ‘Sport Science’.

The entry of ‘MP Featuring Sport Science’ came at a not-so opportune time. Pacquiao has been busy preparing for his fight against Chris Algieri in November, while also dabbling into his new role as a player and head coach of the PBA’s Kia Sorentos.

Pacquiao also serves as a congressman of Sarangani province, but due to his frequent absences, he has not been able to fully commit to his political responsibilities.

For the ‘Pambansang Kamao’, ‘MP Featuring Sport Science’ represents an opportunity for redemption, especially after his recent shows ‘Show Me Da Manny’, ‘Manny Many Prizes’ and ‘Para sa ‘Yo ang Laban na ‘To’ flopped in the ratings. But then again, PacMan’s redemption is easier said than done, since its upcoming opposition are just as strong ratings-wise.

Viewers, critics and fans can only hope that Pacquiao’s latest foray into television will not affect his preparations for an upcoming boxing match, not to mention his stint in professional basketball. ‘MP Featuring Sport Science’ may be a program worth watching, but does it help PacMan in any way? Let’s see.


15 thoughts on “Mayweather-Maidana II on FOX and TV5; PacMan Returns to GMA

  1. muning says:

    halos lahat ng sariling show ni pacman ay may kasama siyang co-host. hindi magaling maghost si pacman sa tv. at salamat sa tv5, sila ang mag-eere ng Mayweather-Maidana fight

  2. Nameless says:

    So, parang pwedeng ipantapat ito ng GMA sa ASTIG show ng tv5 which also features sport science. How I wish, sana mag-bawas din ng load si PacMan sa kanyang backpack. Masyadong mabigat na, oh. Congress, PBA, ONE FC, Boxing tapos TV show pa.

    Wow. Nag-tandem ang dalawang “non-competitive major networks” ng US at Pinas para sa boxing match ni Mayweather and “El Chino”. FOX and tv5. Hmmm. Supposedly, dapat ang Solar at GMA ang madadala nito sa local TV natin. Pero mukhang nagkakaubusan na talaga ng budget ang Mandaluyong-based TV network kaya siguro nag-“pass” na lang sila para dito.

    • Kaso puro replays na lang ang Astig, kaya it doesn’t make sense.

      FOX and TV5 were no stranger to each other; sila ang nag-cover ng PBA together last year. Solar Sports were known to cover some big boxing events not featuring Pacquiao, and it’s a mystery why they decided not to cover the first Mayweather-Maidana fight. And GMA didn’t even make it a priority since they’ve been cash-strapped of late.

  3. James Ty III says:

    Timow, in the US, shows have a two-hour pilot episode and use this to determine whether it can be extended to a regular series. That is what GMA is trying to do with Manny Pacquiao’s new show.

    Like what I said, if it does well, it will be a regular thing. It depends on the right time slot. I think you’re right in saying that it should be aired in the morning instead of those animated movies that GMA dubs in Tagalog.

  4. James Ty III says:

    MP’s Sports Science will be aired twice a month on SNBO. GMA will not air a Tagalized movie this Sunday on SNBO. At least that’s good news.

  5. James Ty III says:

    ABS-CBN will air NATIONAL TREASURE 2 BOOK OF SECRETS starring Nicholas Cage this Sunday versus Manny Pacquiao’s Sports Science on GMA.

  6. James Ty III says:

    No dubs talaga. Pati ang voice over sa trailer na si Peter Musngi, English ang salita niya.

    ABS obviously is giving Pacquiao “respect” by airing that movie tonight. Kapag may laban si Manny sa umaga, movies ang palabas ng ABS.

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