(UPDATE) The video has been removed by request of Top Rank. But I found another pre-fight feature by Latin Boxing.com. Check out the video.
As I was searching for Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales’ fight on YouTube, I stumbled upon this very interesting HBO feature that gives viewers an idea what is at stake in this Grand Finale bout.
It was interesting to note how boxing experts foresaw how Morales was “dehado” or on the losing end, when he decided to have this rubber match.
Also, it was surprising to find Manny talking (in English, mind you) about the game, Morales and the deal with Golden Boy promotions. Some of the parts had been removed but I found this still online.
The feature also talks about his popularity in the Philippines, his music career, and his “political” options in the country. Oh well, just watch it and enjoy. It is quite informative.
One quotable quote from Freddy Roach: “I didn’t know he could even sing,” as he referred to Manny’s runaway success with his album.