As the country celebrates Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao’s emphatic seventh-round KO victory over Lucas Matthysse, GMA Network also takes pride in being the Filipinos’ preferred channel during the highly-anticipated ‘Fight of Champions: Pacquiao versus Matthysse’ which aired via satellite last Sunday, July 15.
The Kapuso Network similarly won over competition in broadcasting the Pacquiao-Matthysse bout on free TV according to the industry’s widely-trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. GMA posted an overnight people audience share of 49.2 percent in the National Urban Television Audience Measure (NUTAM), which topped ABS-CBN’s 30.7 percent.
Meanwhile, an exclusive blow-by-blow coverage of the fight was aired on GMA’s flagship AM radio station Super Radyo DZBB 594 kHz along with RGMA Super Radyo stations nationwide.
Boxing fans abroad also got the chance to see the fight on pay-per-view in over 70 countries worldwide via GMA International’s partner distribution outlets.
The eight-division boxing world champion Pacquiao now holds the World Boxing Association (WBA) Welterweight title.