Manny Pacquiao Camp Retracted: Hatton Fight Stays With Solar Sports

Manny Pacquiao announced a couple of days ago that he’ll be shifting media partners favoring ABS-CBN to air starting with upcoming Manny “Pacman” Paquiao Vs. Ricky Hatton, May 2nd match up. But, Manny is still under contract with Solar Sports regarding TV rights until 2011 that pave the way for a conflict.

Manny Pacquiao\'s Camp Retracted TV Rights from ABS-CBN and Stays with Solar Sports

Manny has reasoned that it was his personal decision and that no one has influenced him in anyway. Part of this was his previous sentiments against Solar Sports not paying him in full and at times delayed. Solar Sports took action by making a confrontation with Manny’s MP Promotions in LA.

After much talk between the two parties, Manny Pacquiao’s camp formally made a public apology due to public’s confusion and announced that the contract between MP Promotions and Solar Sports as his media partner is completely valid and binding until 2011. Therefore, the upcoming fight between Pacquiao and Hatton will still be aired by Solar Sports and in partnership, also with GMA Network.

Manny Pacquiao \'Funny Picture\' Making Ammends to Public

Manny Pacquiao also want the public to know that he’s right now focusing his efforts practicing and preparing for his fight. He continually asks for everyone’s support and prayers.

Touché! 😉

Thanks to Glenn’s Blog for the last pic! :)

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Ricky Hatton Announced To Be Aired Via ABS-CBN

Manny Pacquiao announced that his back with ABS-CBN as media partner just recently on TV Patrol. He further explained that it was his personal decision to transfer and that his upcoming match with Ricky Hatton this May 2nd will be aired through ABS-CBN Network.

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Ricky Hatton To Be Aired By ABS-CBN

However, Solar Sports expressed back with an interview in GMA 7’s 24 Oras that the contract they have with Manny Pacquiao as ‘current’ media partner is still valid and binding. Manny did send them a letter stating his transfer but Solar Sports would fight back in the court room for their rights. They say Manny Pacquiao and ABS-CBN can’t just ignore what they have in the contract.

The match of Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao versus Ricky Hatton is just a bit more than one month to go. The battle of the networks for its airing rights has just begun. To whomever it will belong, “Pambansang Kamao” will always be a people’s champ! Get ‘em down one more time! 😉