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Friday, June 16, 2017

GMA Network Gets Exclusive Free TV Broadcast Rights to Air Pacquiao Versus Horn Fight

Gilberto R. Duavit Jr., Arnold Vegafria and Felipe L. Gozon

Broadcast giant GMA Network inked today, June 15, a partnership agreement with boxing promoter ALV Events International to air the much anticipated bout between the Pambansang Kamao and boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and tough Australian fighter Jeff Horn aptly dubbed as the “Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao versus Horn” on July 2.

GMA will exclusively air the match on free TV starting at 10AM with a replay on the same day at 11PM. The Network’s flagship AM station dzBB 594, FM station Barangay LS, and all RGMA stations nationwide will also air a live blow-by-blow account of the action beginning 9 AM.

According to GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., the Kapuso Network is glad that fight fans can watch Pacquiao defend his WBO Welterweight title against Horn on GMA. “Nasisiyahan tayo na sa GMA muli mapapanood ang susunod na laban ni Manny. Alam natin na nasa kondisyon si Manny at bukod tangi naman lagi ang kanyang pinakikitang performance.”

Meanwhile, ALV Events International Chairman Arnold L. Vegafria is thrilled to team up with the Kapuso Network and looks forward to Manny’s triumph next month, “We’re very excited and it’s an honor to partner with GMA. We are one with the Filipino people in praying that Manny will win in his fight against Jeff Horn.”

Also present in the contract signing were GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon, GMA First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari R. Abacan; GMA Vice President for Drama Redgie A. Magno; GMA Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angela Javier-Cruz; GMA Assistant Vice President for Program Management Mitzi G. Garcia, and Manny Pacquiao’s legal counsel Atty. Brando Viernesto. 

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