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Photo: The Adobo Chronicles
Photo: The Adobo Chronicles

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan (The Adobo Chronicles) – In most other places around the world, boxing fans will have to pay a lot of money to watch the ‘Fight of the Century’ between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, in a sports bar or through Pay-Per-View on May 2nd (May 3rd in the Philippines).

Not the Filipinos. They get to watch the boxing fight live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on their television sets for free. Most Philippine television networks will broadcast the fight in real time.

But what if you are watching the second or third round of the fight and the power goes out?

That’s exactly what energy officials of the province of Palawan and other areas in the archipelago are afraid of.

Rante Ramos, the board secretary of Palawan Electric Cooperative, is asking residents of his island province to save power during the fight between Philippines native Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.”Truth is, come May 3, Palawan grid will still be 2-megawatt short of power supply,” Ramos said in a Facebook post.

“But collectively we can do something,” Ramos said, urging people to unplug as many appliances as they can. “If only 15,000 households would switch off their refrigerators, then the 2-megawatt power deficit is gone. Everybody could have the chance to watch live the fight of the century.”

That means Filipinos will have to drink their San Miguel beer warm as opposed to chilled. (Ice plants have also been asked to suspend their operation on fight day.)

Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, has been suffering daily power outages lasting two to three hours, according to Agence France-Presse. Similar outages are a regular occurence in other parts of the country.

Have warm San Mig or San Mig Light? Will watch the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. Live.




(Screen grab : mirror.com
(Screen grab : mirror.com)

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – The new welterweight boxing champion of the world is …

We will have to wait till the conclusion of the May 2nd fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather to be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The world awaits the outcome of what is being billed ‘The Fight of the Century.’ If no one is knocked out, or if the referee  Kenny Bayless doesn’t stop the fight, the final decision rests with the judges, the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Glenn Feldman. All of these men have years of experience in some of the biggest fights boxing has ever seen.

Pacquiao remains the underdog, with experts and bettors setting the odds at 8-2 in favor of Mayweather.

But the only thing that’s certain this far is that the prize money — now estimated at $300 Million will be split 60-40, again in favor of Mayweather.

Our boxing experts at The Adobo Chronicles have just released their round-by-round prediction  of how both fighters will fare (and how the judges will vote) come Saturday night:

Round 1 :  2-1 (Pacquiao)

Round 2:  3-0 (Mayweather)

Round 3: 3-0 (Pacquiao)

Round 4: 2-1 (Mayweather)

Round 5: 3-0 (Mayweather)

Round 6: Mayweather is knocked down; 3-0 (Pacquiao)

Round 7: 2-1 (Pacquiao)

Round 8: Pacquiao is knocked down ; 3-0 (Mayweather)

Round 9: 2-1 (Mayweather)

Round 10: 3-0 (Pacquiao); both fighters seem to be having impaired vision because of face injuries

Round 11: 2-1 (Mayweather); both fighters are very groggy

Round 12 (15 seconds before the bell) Referee Bayless stops the fight

Judges’ Announcement: It’s a draw!

In the Green Room, the Mayweather and Pacquiao camps sign an agreement for a re-match in October at the Philippine Arena just north of Manila,  with the money to be split 50-50.


1724522_1391292644467128_1219828704_nLAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – For a long time, Floyd Mayweather had accused Manny Pacquiao of using performance-enhancing drugs, making this his primary reason for not agreeing to fight the Filipino champion boxer in what many consider to be the “fight of the century.”

Now that the deal has been sealed for the two boxers to meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2 this year, the same drug accusation has come around to haunt Mayweather.

It has been rumored that the American boxer injects his hands with a dubious substance called Xylocaine during training and bouts.  This substance, which has a numbing effect, is banned in most states, and the reason Mayweather only boxes in Nevada is that it is the only state where the anesthetic drug is not banned in sports.

Because it is not a banned substance in Las Vegas, the Pacquiao camp can do nothing about it.  Besides, the boxing deal has been signed, and there’s no backing out.

So, as a compromise, the Pacquiao camp has demanded that both boxers will be injected with Xylocaine on the night of the fight, to which the Mayweather camp readily agreed.

Boxing fans, rejoice.  The fight of the century is still on. And it’s fair and square! And clean (well, sort of).