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Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao vs
Marco Antonio "Baby Faced Assassin" Barrera

When Pacquiao KOd Solis right before the last elections, I wrote that, "Rep. Pacquiao will be making an appearance at the House of Representatives soon." Well, it's a good thing my prediction was wrong, and voters decided that Pacquiao should stick to boxing. But don't count him out because he hasn't lost his Will to Win.

The video above is the teaser for the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Marco Antonio Barrera fight—dubbed "Will to Win"—on Sunday, 7 October 2007, which will be shown in Manila starting at 9 am on GMA. (Note: Due to time zone differences, the fight actually takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, 6 October 2007, 6 pm.)

Here's hoping that the man who is now called "pambansang kamao" (national fist)—almost as if he's on the same level as the national anthem or the national hero—will still be able to deliver despite many distractions. According to USA Today:
While other world champions obediently line up for a few hours of instruction... Pacquiao has enough interests outside the ropes to keep several men occupied for several lifetimes.

Movies, music, politics, basketball, charity, family - they're all important to the Philippines' favorite son, and they vie for his attention whenever he isn't boxing.
If you're a Filipino or just interested in the fight, you may want to check out the following sites:

Those in the Philippines can watch the fight on TV via free-but-there-are-so-many-ads GMA. You can go to local theaters or other venues to watch the fight in real time with other fans for a fee (SM Cinema will be charging P500 and P400 for reserved and guaranteed seats, respectively). Or if you're lucky, you might be able to watch it for free in one of the cities where the local governments will sponsor no-commercial-break showings of the fight (e.g., the city of Manila).

HBO is the place to go if you live in North America and are willing to pay your cable provider's PPV rates. If you're in Australia, Main Event has instructions on its website. If you're in the Middle East or some other place where the Internet is the only option, you may want to try your luck with SopCast, which allows users to watch live events via P2P technology (via YuwonCedric.com). If this doesn't work for you, you'll just have to wait for Pinoy Rickey to upload clips in his usual uploaded-within-minutes style.

And if you really can't watch the fight on TV or online, news updates will be available on Inquirer.net's "The Pacquiao Files," Google News, Yahoo! News, and Topix.net. Or you can check out what bloggers are saying on Technorati and Google Blog Search.

Finally, Pacland has the latest news about Pacquiao from different sources, plus information about all previous fights and a forum for his fans.

By the way, for the benefit of those with editor-itis—and search engines LOL!—PacqUIAO is not spelled PacqUAIO or PacqUIO.

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