AFP to provide free screening of Pacquiao-Algieri fight

November 22 2014 11:10 AM

Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia who are quarantined on Caballo Island can watch Manny Pacquiao’s match with Chris Algieri on Sunday, November 23.

Three television sets with pay-per-view have been installed on the island, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said in a statement.

Various military camps nationwide will also hold live screenings of the boxing match in Macau as part of the military’s morale and welfare program. Pacquiao will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title.

The venues of the live screenings are the AFP Grandstand and AFP Wellness Center in Camp Aguinaldo, officers’ clubhouse and the Army General Hospital multipurpose hall at the Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio and the Philippine Air Force gymnasium in Villamor Airbase.

There will also be screenings at the social hall of the Bonifacio Naval Station, conference room at the naval base in Cavite, Fleet Marine Ready Force Wardroom in Sangley Point, NETC Blain Theater in Zambales and the multi-purpose hall of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Cavite.

It has been a tradition of the military to hold free live screenings of Pacquiao’s fights. The boxing icon is a lieutenant colonel reservist of the Philippine Army.

Armed Forces chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang said he would miss the fight as he is scheduled to attend the burial of 2nd Lt. Jun Corpuz in La Union. The slain officer was killed in in an ambush while guarding the Basilan Circumferential Road project last month.