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article imageThe Manny Pacquiao BBC Documentary

By Edwin Ladaga     Nov 26, 2010 in Sports
The Pacquiao story continues to be heard across the globe as the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) features Filipino boxing superstar on its regular program called "The Friday Documentaries."
The BBC boxing correspondent Mike Costello travelled all the way to the typhoon wrecked Philippines in order to interview famous Filipino personalities like Winnie Monsod, Alex Magno and sports journalist Joaquin Henson. The British Journalist himself interviewed local people on the church and on the streets to get a feeling of Pacquiao's heroic status among the Filipino people.
Last night, BBC airs the first of the two-part documentary. The presenter interviewed Pacquiao and his childhood friend Buboy Fernandez, who now works as an assistant trainer under the great Freddie Roach. An interview with the man who first trained Pacquiao when he was just 14 years old , provides the British public of the dedication of the boxer who captivated a nation like no other boxer had done before.
For avid fans and boxing enthusiasts, the feature does not offer new information regarding the eight weight class world champion. But it will certainly improve his status as a crossover star not only in the United States but also in Europe. BBC radio's global short wave frequencies are being heard in all continents in the world.Its frequencies hits a high peak between 6 to 9 in the evening on a Friday. This is the same time range the Pacquiao documentary is being aired. At least 10 million people listen to the BBC radio documentary around the world.
The program puts Manny Pacquiao's story in light of the country's economic difficulties and its unique folk catholic religious tradition. His story offers hope to the millions of people not only in his homeland but across the world.
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