Broner vs Pacquiao : Experts are confident world boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is beyond ready to defend his WBA Welterweight title against former four-division world titleholder Adrien Broner this January 19, which will air live on Showtime, SKY Sports, Pay-Per-View. Subscribe Now
WBA World Welterweight Title
Pacquiao vs Broner Live
Date : Saturday, January 19, 2019
Place : MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Broner vs Pacquiao Live
Fans in the United States are shelling out the big bucks to see Pacquiao (60-7-2 39 KOs) fight there for the first time since 2016 when he defeated Jessie Vargas on pay-per-view also in Vegas to defend his secondary WBA world welterweight title against Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs).
For the record, Keith Thurman is the WBA’s real welterweight titleholder.
Pacquiao’s last two fights have been on ESPN and on ESPN+ app for $9.95 a pop, so many consider the $74.99 PPV subscription to Pacquiao-Broner a bit hefty.
This price tag matches the one for Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury last month. That event exceeded prefight projections and topped out at around 325,000 buys.
When Pacquiao fought Vargas two years ago, the bout did 300,000 buys. It would be interesting to see how the 40-year old Filipino ring icon would draw boxing diehards this time around. His tiff with Bronder at MGM Grand Garden Arena is on the same night as Henry Cejudo versus T.J. Dillashaw on UFC in New York.
With barely two weeks to the fight, Pacquiao said “he just wants to share a good life outside the ring with Broner,” who still had to resolve legal problems before and after their encounter.