His punch is so powerful that it has united a nation. And now that Manny Pacquiao is embarking on the biggest boxing fight in history—the May 3 battle royale with Floyd Mayweather Jr.—Smart Communications Inc. is leading the call for Filipinos to let the whole world see, hear, and feel the country’s support for the people’s champion.
“Some boxers fight for personal glory, others fight for fortune. But since the beginning, Manny Pacquiao has also fought for his countrymen. Now, more than ever, we Filipinos should let him know that we are proud of him and are with him all the way,” said Smart executive vice president and wireless consumer business head Charles Lim at the ‘Sugod Manny’ launch on April 6.
Disclosing the many ways by which Filipinos can support the People’s Champ, Lim enumerated, “Their Smart-powered mobile devices will enable them to be part of the digital historical account of this once-in-a-lifetime fight. With these devices they can express their support for Pacquiao, join inspiring conversations with fellow fans, watch the fight as it unfolds, and get immersed in a shared, national experience.”
Smart encourages Filipinos to express their support for Pacquiao on Twitter using the hashtag #SugodManny, to make sure their ring hero could read their messages. They can also use the hashtag when posting their knockout moves on Instagram, for a chance to win Manny Pacquiao-autographed boxing gloves and T-shirts.
The company also launched a web page dedicated to the Pacquiao-Mayweather battle, (smart.com.ph/sugodmanny) where people can get blow-by-blow updates about the fight, as well as information about the various Smart services that will enhance their Pacquiao experience.
Moreover, Smart, Sun Cellular, and Talk ‘N Text subscribers can watch the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight on their Android devices live and ad-free for just P499 (for a limited time only) via FrontSeat on the Viewstream app. This can be paid via prepaid load deduction or postpaid bill charging.
On hand to support the telcom’s all out support for the Pacman was director Paul Soriano who helmed the upcoming biopic of the legendary boxer, Kid Kulafu, co-produced by Star Cinema and Ten17 Films.