This means Pacman’s upcoming bout with British boxing superstar Ricky Hatton on May 2, 2009 will be televised in the Philippines via ABS-CBN Channel 2 and overseas via the Filipino Channel (TFC).
Pacman clarifies that coming back to ABS-CBN, the network that aired his previous bouts including the one against Mexican Oscar Larios in July 2006, was his own decision.
“Pagkatapos kong pagisipang mabuti, nilapitan ko ang ABS-CBN at nagpagpasyahan ko pong makipag partner muli sa kanila. Sarili ko itong desisyon. Sa ABS-CBN mapapanood n’yo ang laban ko kay Ricky Hatton at iba ko pang laban,” he said.
Bong Osorio, ABS-CBN Head of Corporate Communications, expressed his happiness with the return of Pacman to ABS-CBN and vowed to support him for the honor of the country.
“…Welcome home, Kapamilya!,” he said.
Kris Aquino declared with excitement on SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon Wednesday night that Manny’s return to ABS-CBN is now confirmed. Jinky, Manny’s wife, told Kris that her husband has been longing to return to the kapamilya network. She added that it’s all Manny who find ways to make the transfer possible.
Video Link: Manny Returns to ABS-CBN – SNN