Blow by Blow (Philippine TV program)
|Blow by Blow|
|Developed by||Vintage Enterprises, Inc.|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Running time||1 hour|
|Original channel||People's Television Network
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original run||1994 – 1999|
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.
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).
Eugene Barutag incident
On December 12, 1995, a young fighter from General Santos City named Eugene Barutag, was scheduled for an 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 paramedics 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.
- Ronnie Nathanie (December 28, 2001). "The country's remaining world boxing champ today". Manila Standard. p. 8. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
- Ronnie Nathanie (October 7, 2003). "The color of money". Manila Standard. Archived from the original on October 17, 2003. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
- The dangers of boxing, by: Chino Trinidad, GMANews.tv, January 26, 2010
- I-Witness wins prestigious Peabody Journalism Award, Good News Pilipinas, April 8, 2010
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