Manny Pacquiao proved he’s the pound-for-pound King of the Ring once more as he toppled off Miguel Cotto in their match-up dubbed as Firepower: Pacquiao VS Cotto at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas Nevada.
Cotto’s supporters were right in one thing though, he’ll push the bout up to 12 rounds. It’s just that coach Freddie Roach is also right that Manny’s got the speed and in perfect shape to knockout the Puerto Rican champ. Pacman actually manage to outwit and outpunch Cotto to be knocked down three times.
The two great fighters actually gave their best shot, but there’s only gonna be one left standing. Manny Pacquiao now holds the first boxer to garner seven title belts in seven weight divisions. Now, Bob Arum’s job is to get a fight with Floyd Mayweatherman Jr.
But for now, celebration has got to be in place for Team Pacquiao and the land of the mighty… Mabuhay ka Pilipinas! …at Mabuhay ka Manny Pacquiao! Kami’y kasama mo!
Manny Pacquiao VS Miguel Cotto will unleash a historic bout of epic proportions at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night of the 14th of November (Sunday morning of November 15, Manila time).
Pacquiao, having won six world titles in six weight divisions and regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world will face-off with the WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto to snatch away the title belt and finally seal the record of the first fighter to have won seven titles in seven weight divisions.
Cotto is regarded as a very powerful and dangerous boxer, having fought well as an inverted southpaw with his lethal left hook ready to knockout. He is considered as a natural, solid welterweight that may cause Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao to struggle a bit. One of the things that coach Roach would consider to what would prevent Pacquiao from winning is if he allows his back cornered on the ropes and eventually be beaten up. Some insiders and world-renowned fighters got an impression of the fight pushed to a decision that would favor Miguel Cotto and would result to a devastating upset for the Filipino challenger.
However, Manny is at his perfect shape and have emerged as a better defensive fighter as also revealed by coach Freddie Roach. Boxing enthusiasts, experts, world title-holder fighters and majority of the world are very confident and bet on Pacquiao’s lightning speed punches that would knockout the Puerto Rican champion in the seventh or eight round.
Whatever the outcome, it’ll be one of the greatest fights the world would ever remember. It’ll be grand and humbling for both fighters and the country they represent.
FirePower: Pacquiao VS Cotto will go LIVE on Solar Sports and GMA-7 on a delayed telecast. Live video streaming will be through PLDT MyDSL Watchpad, SOPCAST LIVE and online pay-per-view as links follow below.
GMA Kapuso Foundation and ABS-CBN’s Sagip-Kapamilya and ABS-CBN Foundation both conducted a telethon to raise funds for the victims of the typhoon ‘Ondoy’. A lot of celebs volunteered to join the telethon
Some who attended the telethon of GMA were Lucy Torres-Gomez, Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos, Isabel Oli, Michelle Madrigal, Mark Herras, Arnell Ignacio, Butch Francisco, Benjie Paras, Ynna Asistio and other starlets including Vivo Juano amd Princess. Kris Aquino who also pledged P50,000 to Kapuso Foudation led the telethon for ABS-CBN Foundation. Willie Revillame even added another million for the first 26 million they already raised as donations.
Both GMA Kauso Foundation and ABS-CBN Foundation are gaining positive response from millions of Filipinos around the nation. There are a lot of pledges in cash or in kind from our fellows. The telethon also accepts ‘pananawagan’ and calls for help and emergency.
X-Play Online Gaming’s Audition Dance Battle comes to life with its celebrity edition on GMA-7’s Sunday afternoon party show SOP launched as Audition Celebrity Dance Battle. This one’s running four weeks starting on May 17 and is made possible in X-Play’s collaboration with IP e-Games Ventures and GMA New Media (GMANMI).
There will be four celebrity partners that will compete, with Chynna Ortaleza and Mark Herras together, Yasmien Kurdi and JC Tiuseco, Vaness Del Moral and Dominic Roco, and the dynamic duo of Ryza Cenon and Rainier Castillo. They’ll be battling on Couple Mode like one the online game’s dance mode.
What’s special is that they’re not just there to outdo one another on the dance floor. But, they’ll be dancing for a charitable cause giving half of their grand prize of P100,000 to X-Play’s charity partner Family Vaccine and Specialty Clinics (FVSC), a healthcare division of IP Foundation. Each dance tandem will also be sponsoring one (1) FVSC clinic.
Another exciting thing about it is that TV viewers can choose who’s their winning celebrity pair. The Audition Celebrity Dance Battle’s champ will have be based on a 50-50 percent cut on their scores between the judges’ vote and your text (SMS) voting. So keep your eyes open as you watch them do the moves. 😉
GMA-7 has created a new talent search, “Are You The Next Big Star?” that will be hosted by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and will premiere on May 16. This one is in exchange of the Kapuso network’s last singing search franchise Pinoy Idol, which will eventually be going back to TV5.
AYTNBS? has a different format where there will be a male and female grand winner, both winning P1 Million and an exclusive recording and management contract with GMA7. It will be co-hosted by Kempee De Leon and its Judges will be lined up with Danny Tan, Mon Faustino, Randy Santiago, Anne Quintos of The Company and Pops Fernandez.
Regine has always been spearheading singing contests for GMA Kapuso Network as a host and wants to stay that way and doesn’t want the pressure of being the judge herself. Though, sometimes judges do consult for her opinion, too. Contests like this pretty much reminds her of where she actually came from and how she emerged to be the big star right now.
So, would you like to follow on her footstep and not too afraid to fill in a really big shoe? Are You The Next Big Star? 😉