FREE SCREENING :PACQUIAO VS MARGARITO!
Olongapo City Convention Center (OCCC) has always been a place for the exciting fights of 7-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and on November 14, 2010, starting at 9:00 o’clock in the morning, Olongapenos will once again have the opportunity to watch the much awaited bout between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito in the said venue.
It has become a tradition for Olongapo Mayor James ‘Bong’ Gordon Jr. to arrange for the free screening of the fight of Manny Pacquiao at OCCC.
Pacquiao will be facing Margarito for the first time after he pummeled Joshua Clottey in March 2010.
LCD televisions and projectors will be installed at the OCCC for the screening of the fight.
“Maganda na pumila na ng maaga ang mga gustong manood para hindi sila mawalan ng upuan. Dahil sa dami ng mga manonood, limited lang ang capacity na makakapasok para makanood ng laban kaya first-come first-served ang mangyayari,” Mayor Gordon said.
“Nais ni Mayor Gordon na saksihan ng mga Olongapeno first hand ang laban na ito bilang pagsuporta na rin sa pambato ng Pilipinas,” Dentist Donald Vigo, who is also the coordinator for the event said.
It can be recalled that more than four thousand (4,000) Olongapenos were able to watch Pacman’s previous victorious fight against the Ghanaian Clottey also through the free screening at the OCCC. This is one of the many sports projects of Mayor Gordon as part of his HELPS program.
Should Pacquiao beat Margarito, he will become the 1st boxer to win 8 world titles in 8 divisions.Margarito, a former world welterweight champion, was suspended last year by the California State Athletic Commission after he was caught with a plaster-like substance in his hand wraps prior to his bout against Shane Mosley on January 2009.
If Margarito fails to get a license in Nevada, the fight will be held in Monterrey, Mexico. Pacquiao has said that he is very much willing to face Margarito, despite the Mexican champ’s height advantage.