The first major boxing event of 2019 is here. Tonight (Saturday, January 19th) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, eight-division boxing champion and sporting icon Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) defends his WBA “regular” welterweight title against the controversial and provocative Adrien Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs).
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This is Pacquiao’s first pay-per-view fight since November 2016, and it also doubles as his return to the United States. He’s also signed with Al Haymon and Premier Boxing Champions, so expect to see him on PBC shows for the rest of his decorated career. At 40 years old, he’s obviously not in his prime, but he is coming off a TKO of Lucas Matthysse last July, and can still compete at a high level. Broner lost to Mikey Garcia two years ago, and drew with Jessie Vargas last year, so he’s not had a win since Adrian Granados in February 2017. He is a multi-division world champion himself, but his resume of beating high-level competition is flimsy at best. Pacquiao would undoubtedly be the biggest win of his career, but he comes into this as the underdog, and while he has youth and his peak athletic years on his side, Pacman is clearly more skilled.
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Here are the basic details on the how you can watch this highly anticipated card, where you can catch a live stream, start time for the main event, and more.
Fight time: The PPV broadcast starts at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. The main event is expected to start somewhere around 11:30 PM ET, give or take a half-hour.
TV Network: Showtime is airing the pay-per-view in the United States. The cost is $64.99 in standard-definition and $74.99 for high-definition. In the UK, you can watch the fight for free on ITV4.
PPV Fight Card: Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner (12 rounds, welterweights); Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne (12 rounds, light heavyweights); Rau’shee Warren vs. Nordine Oubaali (12 rounds, bantamweights); Hugo Ruiz vs. Alberto Guevara (10 rounds, featherweights)
Broadcast info around the world (via Wikipedia):