Three years ago, Pacquiao vs Matthysse eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KO’s) took part in the richest fight in boxing history, losing a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather. Two years ago, Pacquiao sent Jessie Vargas to a top-ranked PPV after HBO canceled her contract. Last year, he fought on ESPN against Jeff Horn, falling into a controversial unanimous decision in enemy territory. In 2018, “Pac-man” will be competing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, against the dangerously potent Lucas Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs), and the bout will be broadcast on the new ESPN + broadcast service.
Top Rank Boxing announced that ESPN + has acquired the US broadcast rights. UU For the contest of July 14 (July 15 in Malaysia). Pacquiao chose to promote this fight itself, so the only thing Top Rank was in charge of was finding a US distributor, but due to the many payment deadlines of MP Promotions, plans for a Pacquiao vs Matthysse PPV collapsed. The start time is also found with other ESPN programs direct, so a last minute offer on TV was obviously not at stake.
“I am very happy that all my fans in the United States have the opportunity to see my next fight on ESPN +, and I can not wait to put on a show,” Pacquiao said in an official press release. “Matthysse is a great opponent, I train with all my heart because I want to become a champion again.”
Matthysse of Argentina is the WBA junior welterweight champion, they are basically the worst offenders of the major sanctioning bodies in terms of superfluous titles, and he comes from a rather odd knockout win over Tewa Kiram in January. Pacquiao vs Matthysse is best known for his evil attack on Lamont Peterson, as well as for his brutal war against Ruslan Provodnikov.
July 14th will be a great day for boxing on the ESPN networks, as the exciting 140-pounder Regis Prograis (21-0, 18 KOs) takes on Juan José Velasco (20-0, 12 K.-O.) place in the World Series of Super Boxing tournament of eight players. This top ranking on the ESPN card will be released at 7 pm ET, and at 9 pm ET the Pacquiao Vs card. Matthysse will be broadcast on ESPN +. It is expected that the walks for this main event will take place no later than 11 pm ET.
ESPN + is only available to US residents. Pacquiao vs Matthysse UU And it has a monthly subscription cost of $ 4.99, but now you can get a free 7 day trial version. Note that ESPN + will broadcast most UFC shows that are not PPDs as of 2019.