- Solar Entertainment Corporation, the leading sports television broadcaster in the Philippines, has appointed Parmon Group of Singapore to distribute the widely anticipated live television feed of the Pacquiao / Hatton duel scheduled for May 3, 2009 in Las Vegas (May 2 for U.S. viewers). Parmon is chaired by sports philanthropist Paul Monozca.
"We are pleased to work with Solar Sports to bring the live feed of the boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton to Singapore said Paul Monozca, Chairman of Parmon Group. We are expecting massive interest from both the Filipino and British communities in Singapore as this is for the world junior welterweight crown. We are currently working out the venue and everyone is looking forward to it". Proceeds of the live television event will benefit cancer stricken children the Dr. AB Monozca Foundation supports.
"Lets move on" said an excited Peter Chanliong, Chief Operating Officer of Solar. We leave it to Paul Monozca's group on bringing this much anticipated event to Singapore."
The celebrated Manny Pacquiao is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world according to several boxing magazines. His popularity in the Philippines is unmatched and he has a global following. From humble beginnings, Pacquiao is now a multi-millionaire having earned an average of USD10million in several fights the past 4 years. He is expected to earn USD 20 million for the May 3 fight alone which includes a share in the broadcast rights via pay-per-view. His last fight in Las Vegas defeated former world champion Oscar de la Joya of the United States. Pacquiao is so popular in his home country that the crime rate dropped to zero during his bouts. Filipinos from all walks of life watch Pacquiao.
The Pacquiao/Hatton fight is planned to be held in a chain of cinemas - as opposed to the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
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