Manny Pacquiao, one of the greatest stars in boxing history, is coming to ESPN. Horn-Pacquiao Fight
The Filipino legend’s welterweight world title safeguard against Jeff Horn, alongside whatever remains of the card, will air live on ESPN in the United States starting at 9 p.m. ET on July 1 from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, after promoter Top Rank and the system made an arrangement.
It will be the first occasion when that a Pacquiao battle will air live in the US on digital TV and is his first non-pay-per-see battle since he thumped out Hector Velazquez on HBO in September 2005, however the battle won’t be communicated on ESPN in Australia, where it will air on the Main Event pay-per-see stage on Foxtel.
“Working with Top Rank on a match ordinarily observed on pay-per-see is a noteworthy minute for ESPN and for boxing fans,” ESPN president John Skipper said. “This battle, alongside ESPN’s top to bottom programming encompassing the battle, joins Wimbledon, Home Run Derby and the ESPYS in a stellar early July programming lineup.”
Manny Pacquiao will battle live on satellite TV without precedent for his vocation when he goes up against Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia. The battle will air live on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET July 1. Isaac Brekken/AP Photo
The surmised 3½-hour broadcast will likewise air live on ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN App. The battle will occur Sunday evening July 2 Brisbane time, yet the 14-hour time contrast from the United States’ East Coast takes into account a live prime-time broadcast.
Long-term ESPN boxing analysts Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas, alongside previous world titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr. – who confronted Pacquiao three times and whom Atlas now prepares – will call the battle from ringside.
Beat Rank administrator Bob Arum, whose Top Rank Boxing arrangement was a staple of ESPN programming from the 1980s through the mid-1990s, said he was eager to make the arrangement.
“The world has taken after stunning Manny since he burst onto the scene in his U.S. make a big appearance in 2001, where he thumped out Lehlo Ledwaba to win his second of a record eight division world titles,” Arum said. “We are energized that ESPN will air this battle all through the U.S. in both English and Spanish. It will be an incredible occasion.”
ESPN’s scope of “The Battle of Brisbane” will start June 30 with live SportsCenter scope of the Pacquiao-Horn say something amid the 7 p.m. ET broadcast. Likewise, amid the week of June 26, there will be a few great Pacquiao battles – Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez III and Bradley II – accessible on request and gushing by means of the ESPN App.
The battle night broadcast will commence with a review appear and incorporate middleweight Shane Mosley Jr. (10-1, 7 KOs), 26, of Pomona, California – the child of previous three-division title holder Shane Mosley – going up against Australia’s David Toussaint (10-0, 8 KOs) in an eight-round battle.
The principle card will start at 10 p.m. with 2016 Irish Olympic star Michael Conlan (2-0, 2 KOs), 25, going up against Jarrett Owen (5-4-3, 2 KOs), 31, of Brisbane, in a six-round featherweight battle.
At that point junior bantamweight Jerwin Ancajas (26-1-1, 17 KOs), 25, of the Philippines, the principal world titleholder advanced by Pacquiao’s MP Promotions, will make his second safeguard of his 115-pound crown against Teiru Kinoshita (25-1-1, 8 KOs), 31, the required challenger from Japan, in the co-highlight, trailed by Pacquiao-Horn.
Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs), 38, who is likewise a sitting representative in the Philippines, recovered the welterweight world title belt he lost to Floyd Mayweather when he thumped Jessie Vargas down in the second round and traveled to a consistent choice in November. He will be making his first resistance against Brisbane’s Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs), 29, a previous teacher and 2012 Australian Olympian.
“Manny Pacquiao has been one of the greatest worldwide games stars of his time, setting participation and pay-per-see records for over the previous decade,” said Top Rank president Todd duBoef. “Presently, as he safeguards his reality title before yet another expected record swarm, he will be doing it to his greatest U.S. TV group of onlookers on the world’s greatest and most prestigious games organize, ESPN. To have ESPN, which has treated its watchers to NFL, [the] College Football Playoff and NBA playoff recreations, add Manny’s title battle to its program is the greatest compliment one can provide for Manny’s star control and an incredible blessing to sports fans.”
Horn won’t not be a notable figure outside his nation of origin, however the battle has overwhelmed Brisbane. Suncorp Stadium authorities have secured an exclusion to build seating to 60,000 for the battle. Around 50,000 tickets have been sold, which means the card will outperform the Australian boxing participation record of 38,000 that turned out at Princes Park Football Ground in Melbourne for then-junior lightweight champion Azumah Nelson’s eighth-round knockout of Australian legend Jeff Fenech in the 1992 rematch between the Hall of Famers.