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Box on Pac-Man fight gets TV green light

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By Euronews
Box on Pac-Man fight gets TV green light

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.

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.

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.