Army, Air Force offer live viewing of Pacquiao-Thurman bout

MANILA The Philippine Army (PA) and the Philippine Air Force (PAF) will offer live viewing of the boxing match between Senator Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman dubbed as the "Welterweight Supremacy" on Sunday.

Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala, Army spokesperson, said live viewing will be available at Ricarte Hall, PA Officers' Clubhouse, the Multi-Purpose Hall, Army General Hospital and Army Wellness Center, all located inside Fort Bonifacio.

"(The) said venture aims to heighten the morale of Army personnel and their dependents, specifically, of the battle casualties," Zagala said in a statement Thursday.

Viewing will start at 10 a.m. (Manila time).

Meanwhile, PAF spokesperson Maj. Aristides Galang said the live telecast of the bout will be held at the following PAF bases:

-PAF Gymnasium, Col Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City

-Officers Club House, Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga

-Officers Club House, Clark Air Base, Pampanga

-New Air Defense Alert Center, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

-Multi-Purpose Hall, Edwin Andrews Air Base, Zamboanga City

-Base Theater, BGen Benito N Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Cebu

-Multi-Purpose Hall, Air Force Officers School, Fernando Air Base, Lipa City, Batangas

-Multi-Purpose Hall, 710th SPOW, Col Ernesto Rabina Air Base, Brgy. Sta. Juliana, Capas, Tarlac

-Maj Danilo Atienza Air Base Gymnasium, Sangley Point, Cavite

The Pacquiao-Thurman bout will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night (local time).

Pacquiao, a Filipino boxing legend and popularly known as the "Pacman", will be going against undefeated American Keith Thurman, who is a world champion since 2013, holds a perfect 29-0 record with 22 knockouts.

While the Filipino boxing icon, who is 10 years older than the 30-year-old Thurman, holds the distinction of the only boxer who won 12 major world titles in eight different weight divisions.

Pacquiao has 61 wins, including 39 via knockouts, and seven defeats and two draws. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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