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Pacquiao Fan Dies, Too Excited Over Algieri Drilling

by Edward Chaykovsky

Nobody in the sport has more rabid and loyal fans than WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

A story broke over the weekend that a man in the Philippines assaulted his brother over watching a "pirated feed" of the Pacquiao fight. The man felt "it was wrong" and a heated argument led to a physical confrontation.

And more interesting story, according to ABS-CBN News, is a 50-year-old man dying from a heart attack because he got too excited over the damage Pacquiao was doing in the sixth round, when Algieri went down twice and took a lot of punishment.

A neighbor said Jessie Lao was watching the fight at a neighbor's house when he suddenly fell down while everyone was celebrating one of Pacquiao's knockdowns during the sixth round.

A local physician is actually advising Pacquiao fans who have heart ailments to keep calm when watching the boxer's fights.

Lao was not the only one, a 60-year-old man in Naawan, Misamis Oriental also died after falling ill while watching the Pacquiao-Algieri match.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BrushMyCage on 12-03-2014

[QUOTE=PorterIsFuture;15153179]I remembered that when I saw this thread the 1st time[/QUOTE] what round did he say that?

Comment by Showtime.. on 12-03-2014

[QUOTE=SuperTrooper;15133988]RIP to that Pac fan. I remember Roy Jones Jr. saying during the Pac vs. Algieri fight that his 6 year old son loves Pacquao so much that if he lost, he would probably be hospitalized.[/QUOTE] I remembered that when…

Comment by sosiqwitit on 11-27-2014

[QUOTE=samouraï;15133757]How is this possible? Dude must've had a pre-existing condition. Still, it's a shame.[/QUOTE] high blood pressure and high cholesterol is common in the Philippines and amongst Filipinos in general.

Comment by sosiqwitit on 11-27-2014

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;15133762]Don't they get the Pac fight for free in the Philippines? Why do they need to pirate a feed?[/QUOTE] they pay to watch it live but it airs on regular TV about an hour or two after the live broadcast.

Comment by TerrisJ3 on 11-27-2014

This in my opinion is worse than when that one guy got shot for dissing Mayweather. I mean a guy jumped on his brother for watching a Pacquiao fight for free? This is a dumb situation and an even dumber…

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