Manny Pacquiao also pound for pound king of the Web

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog post.

Manny Pacquiao not only made history Sunday as the first boxer to win seven world championships in seven weight classes, but the Filipino regarded as the world’s best pound for pound fighter also ruled cyberspace.

As I blogged yesterday while live tweeting the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto encounter, Manny Pacquiao became the top Twitter Trending Topic along with several other Pacquiao-related keywords.

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Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto: Firepower live blog and live tweets

Here’s an excerpt from my CNET Asia blog post.

Like many Filipino Internet users, I’m online now sharing updates on the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto: Firepower boxing clash on social networks such as Twitter. As you might expect, the number of people tweeting about Pacquiao has made the world’s best pound for pound boxer a Top Trending Topic, namely his nickname, Pacman.

In fact, I’m watching the boxing card right now via Smart 3G on my Nokia N82 while blogging this and tweeting updates.

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Watch Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto online for free via live video streaming

Like many Filipinos, I’m eagerly awaiting the epic clash this Sunday, Nov. 15 (Saturday, Nov. 14 in the US) between boxing’s pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and dangerous Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico.

The good news is that you can watch the fight live online with no commercial breaks. This is thanks to Smart’s SandBox service and PLDT WatchPad, with the live video stream starting 9 am on Sunday.

The free live video stream on SandBox is exclusive to SandBox-registered SmartBro subscribers and is limited to the first 5, 000 viewers. You can check out this event page on Facebook for more details.

Meanwhile, the PLDT WatchPad live video stream is free for PLDT myDSL subscribers. Visit PLDT WatchPad for more details and to install the client. You’ll be happy to know that you can watch a lot of channels for free on PLDT WatchPad.

Oh, and shameless plug, our company, Level Up!, is providing video content to PLDT WatchPad’s myView channel, and games for its myArcade page. PLDT WatchPad also offered a free live video stream of Level Up! Live 2009, the biggest online gaming event in the Philippines, on myView on Nov. 7 and 8.