Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao was news of the headlines for the past days because of the issue of contract between him and Solar Entertainment. It said that their contract is valid until 2011, which means they have the "exclusive" rights to air the fights of Manny. Here is the official statement of Solar Sports regarding the issue:
"Under a licensed agreement dated May 7, 2007, Manny Pacquiao and MP Promotion for valuable consideration, granted to Solar Entertainment the exclusive rights of all bouts of Manny Pacquiao from May 7, 2007 to May 6, 2011.
"Manny Pacquiao's attempt to recede the license agreement without any factual or legal basis is ill-advised. All third parties are warned against any unlawful interference with the license agreement. Solar shall avail of all its legal remedies to the fullest extent against any undue breach of or unlawful interference with the license agreement."
Another issue is between Manny and GMA. Manny appeared in an interview in SNN (Showbiz News Ngayon, ABS-CBN). Based on Manny's contract in GMA 7, he is not allowed to appear in any other station without written consent from GMA 7. As for the interview made, there was no written consent.
Manny said that he was the one who went and asked ABS-CBN to air his fight with Hatton.