Manny Pacquiao revives boxing show ‘Blow by Blow’
Manny Pacquiao is arguably one of the greatest boxers of all time, but the eight-division world champion began his career as a scrawny kid in the boxing show “Blow by Blow.”
And the show now dubbed as “Manny Pacquiao Presents: Blow by Blow” makes its return to mainstream audience on December 13 as it found a new home in TV5.
Former North Cotabato Governor Manny Piñol, Sports5 Head Chot Reyes, and original Blow by Blow producer Lito Mondejar on Thursday announced the revival of the boxing show that catapulted Pacquiao to greater heights.
Piñol said it was Pacquiao who had the idea to give the show another go and the boxing legend asked him to help godfather Mondejar.
“This is the same program that gave him the opportunity…to become famous and challenge for a world title,” Piñol said. “We would from one city to another, bring Blow by Blow to the grassroots for the less fortunate kids to get discovered as the possible next Manny Pacquiao.”
Piñol added Blow by Blow could be the kids’ ticket out of poverty as the show dangles a P100,000 cash prize trophy to motivate the kids not only to fight as boxers but also take care of themselves.
There will be five different weight classes; flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight, and one fighter from each division who garner the most wins in a 12-month period will be named Most Outstanding in that weight class.
The will also be one undisputed Most Promising Boxer—someone who will show exemplary performance during the season.
“The best boxer does not have to win every fight, we are looking for potential” Piñol said. “The potential to win a world championship.”
Piñol said Pacquiao would bring the six boxers who will be named Most Outstanding and Most Promising Boxer to the United States to fight against quality boxer.
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