Manny Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight fight against Timothy Bradley looks set to hit the airwaves on TV and radio after being given the green light by the Philippine election commission.
A rival politician complained that the coverage would hand the boxer free publicity as Pac-Man is running for a seat in the Senate.
GMA News Breaking (@gmanewsbreaking) March 28, 2016
The bout on April 9 is being billed as Pacquiao’s last fight, as the sporting hero brings down the curtain on a career that saw him crowned world champion in eight different weight divisions.
PHOTOS Manny Pacquiao training camp intensifies in LA: https://t.co/iDXWx9hTNV #boxing
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On May 9, more than 54 million people in the Philippines will vote for a president, vice-president, 300 senators and thousands of local government posts.