Idaho station uses Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots for ‘fight of the century’ coverage
How do you show highlights from the “fight of the century” when it’s still going on and footage from the fight is embargoed? Dig up your old Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots, of course!
Instead, the station taped cutouts of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao to Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots toys and had them duke it out for the camera. The scene was carefully lit (no doubt much better lighting than the harsh illumination at the Vegas arena) and included multiple angles of the toys fighting in various poses.
Perhaps distracted by the fun of playing with a favorite childhood toy, the station managed to misspell Pacquiao’s last name in both the on air lower third and title of the video on YouTube: