2008 BWAA awards to be shown live online, Pacquiao decides to attend the awards

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The 2008 Boxing Writers Association of America Dinner will be televised for the first time live online through  Gofightlive.tv . The event will be shown in its entirety on Friday June 12, 2009  for free starting 6 pm EST time. The event will be attended by many boxing luminaries including Freddie Roach who won the “Trainer of the Year award”, now retired Joe Calzaghe will be in attendance and boxing scribe Norm Frauenheim to name a few.

Filipino Boxer and consensus Pound for Pound king, Manny “The Pacman” Pacquiao has decided to attend the BWAA Awards in New York after he said earlier that he was not going to attend the awards in which he was to be presented with the prestigious “Fighter of the Year” award and instead spend time on vacation with his family. As reported by Ronnie Nathanielsz of BoxingScene.com Manny Pacquiao Decides To Attend BWAA Awards in NY. Bob Arum insisted that Pacquiao reconsider and fly out immediately to avoid any media backlash because the American media has been very good to Manny and that it would be a sign of disrespect to not attend the awards because “In the whole history of the awards there has never been a fighter that hasn’t shown up” to accept the award.

With Manny Pacquiao you never know what he is going to do next just like the baseball slugger Manny Ramirez of  the Dodgers, Pacman always sparks some controversy, Is this is just Manny being Manny?

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