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Blow by Blow is a weekly sports television boxing program produced by Vintage Sports and aired over television network Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation. Debuting in 1994, it focuses mainly on up-and-coming boxing prospects.

HistoryEdit

Blow by Blow premiered in 1994, and aired after the Tuesday Philippine Basketball games. The show is usually taped on small venues and gyms across Metro Manila (usually from Parañaque or Mandaluyong).

The show is noted for airing the early bouts of Manny Pacquiao, who quickly became one of its featured boxers.

Notable incidentsEdit

Eugene Barutag incidentEdit

On December 12, 1995, a young fighter from General Santos City named Eugene Barutag, was scheduled for a eight round match against veteran Randy Andagan of Biñan, Laguna. Barutag was winning the match in the first four rounds and almost knocked out Andagan, but the latter got his second wind and beat the younger boxer, who at the end of the bout, collapsed in his corner. At that time, there were no standby paremedics in case of emergency. Using the service vehicle of Vintage Sports, Barutag was rushed to the Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital and was declared dead on arrival. [1]

The bout was shown on an i-Witness episode entitled Kamao (fist). The episode won a Peabody Award, together with two other documentaries that the program produced.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The dangers of boxing, by: Chino Trinidad, GMANews.tv, January 26, 2010
  2. I-Witness wins prestigious Peabody Journalism Award, Good News Pilipinas, April 8, 2010

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