PACQUIAO-LARIOS SHOW IS ON!
By Dong Secuya
Sat, 29 Apr 2006
Manny Pacquiao and Oscar Larios posed at yesterday's presscon. - Reuters Photo.
The Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar Larios boxing show is on as the first salvo to promote the fight was held yesterday at the ABS-CBN Compound in Quezon City, Philippines.
Dubbed as "Mano-A-Mano", the event will be held at the 32,000-seating capacity Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines where the historic Ali-Frazier III "Thrilla in Manila" took place on the morning of October 1, 1975.
Manny Pacquiao (left) answers a question during yesterday's presscon as Oscar Larios looks on. Photo by Reuters.
The actual Pacquiao-Larios fight will also be held on the morning of July 2 in Manila so the boxing show can be aired at prime times in the U.S. on the evening of July 1 by HBO and elsewhere in the world where there is a strong Filipino presence by ABS-CBN's The Filipino Channel (TFC).
Other promotional tours are scheduled to take place next month in the U.S. and Mexico where the two protagonists, Manny Pacquiao and Oscar Larios, are expected to grace the events.
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