Blow by Blow (Philippine TV program)

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Blow by Blow
Blow by Blow titlecard.png
Genre Sports
Developed by Vintage Enterprises, Inc.
Presented by Various
Starring Various
Theme music composer Dennis Milner
Opening theme Against All Odds (instrumental)
Ending theme Against All Odds (instrumental)
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
Producer(s) Carlos Velez
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 1 hour
Original channel People's Television Network
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 1994 – 2000

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.


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.[1][2]

Notable incidents[edit]

Eugene Barutag incident[edit]

On December 9, 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.[3]

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.[4]

The fight also features in the 2015 Movie, Kid Kulafu, where Manny Pacquiao witnesses his death.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ronnie Nathanie (December 28, 2001). "The country's remaining world boxing champ today". Manila Standard. p. 8. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Ronnie Nathanie (October 7, 2003). "The color of money". Manila Standard. Archived from the original on October 17, 2003. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ The dangers of boxing, by: Chino Trinidad,, January 26, 2010
  4. ^ I-Witness wins prestigious Peabody Journalism Award, Good News Pilipinas, April 8, 2010