MAINSTREAM American media has finally taken notice of Manny Pacquiao, with two top-rated United States programs set to feature the Filipino pound-for-pound champion in its coming shows, according to Examiner.com.
The website said this indicates American media has finally acknowledged how phenomenal Pacquiao has become and is expected to further boost his coming title defense against Joshue Clottey of Ghana on March 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas.
In a report posted on Philboxing.com, Examiner.Com quoted Top Rank promoter Bob Arum as saying "60 Minutes," produced by CBS and America’s top news investigative show that has been on the air for over 40 years, will "start shooting material next Sunday at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym."
The CBS show reaches a vast audience that might not follow sports or boxing, in particular, and Examiner.com said the show will bring Pacquiao’s athleticism, success, humanitarian accomplishments, and his faith to millions of Americans.
Another show set to feature Pacquiao is "Good Morning America" which is produced by ABC. The show is the No. 1 morning talk and news show in America and targets the adult population.
Meanwhile, former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is unbeaten in 40 fights, showed up in the Super Bowl game between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts last Sunday in Miami and spewed out a mouthful about Pacquiao.
Examiner.com reported that while Pacquiao has refrained from talking thrash about Mayweather, the brash American, in his typical fashion, told the NFL media: "I’m dishin’ out a whoopins but I ain’t takin’ ‘em. How can you (Pacquiao) be indestructible when you have three losses. He’s been knocked out three times."