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.