Pacquiao vs Broner : The first major boxing event of 2019 is here. Tonight (Saturday, January 19th) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center 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).
Pacquiao vs. Broner viewing information
Date: Saturday, Jan. 19 | Time: 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena — Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Showtime PPV
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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.
Live stream: You can purchase the PPV and watch online through the Showtime App. UK viewers can stream via ITV Hub. Later this evening (Sat., Jan. 19, 2019), Manny Pacquiao looks to build off of his first knockout in ages against the ever-dangerous Adrien Broner inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of the Showtime Boxing pay-per-view (PPV) main event below, which begins at 9 p.m. ET (Pacquiao vs. Broner will start closer to midnight).
The show will also feature a clash between top Light Heavyweights Badou Jack and Marcus Browne, as well as a pair of title fights. Three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee Warren faces former Olympic foe Nordine Oubaali for the vacant WBC Bantamweight title and Jhack Tepora and unbeaten Filipino Jhack Tepora defends his interim WBA Featherweight belt against former champ Hugo Ruiz.
To check out the latest boxing related news and notes click here.Four titles will be on the line for the four-fight pay-per-view boxing card presented by Showtime on Saturday. In the main event, legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao will once again don the gloves as he tries to get his 61st win as a professional. He’ll be facing Adrien Broner for Pacquiao’s WBA world welterweight championship.
Saturday’s card begins at 9 p.m. ET with an estimated walkout time of around 12 a.m. for the main event. It will be broadcast live on Showtime pay-per-view, and live streamed online via Showtime. The card is supported by three other title bouts and three other undefeated competitors, as well as some other big names.
For the vacant WBC world bantamweight championship, Rau’shee Warren (16-2) will face Nordine Oubaali (14-0). Fan favorite Badou Jack (22-1-3) will face Marcus Browne (22-0) for the vacant WBC silver light heavyweight belt. The card will open with a bout between Jhack Tepora (22-0) and Hugo Ruiz (38-4) for the interim WBA featherweight title.
There will be a five-fight undercard that will not be aired as part of the preview, but there are some notables on it, including George Kambosos Jr., Rey Perez and more.
Pacquiao has won three of his past five bouts dating back to his May 2015 loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., and is coming off a seventh-round TKO victory over Lucas Matthysse. Jeff Horn bested him prior to that, in a very narrow decision victory.
Broner is coming off a loss to Mikey Garcia and a draw against Jessie Vargas. Prior to that, he had won six of his past seven bouts, and sorely needs a win to stay in the upper echelon of boxing at this stage of his career.
Below is all you need to know to follow the action on Saturday. We will have live, round-by-round coverage of the action when the card gets underway.
How to watch Pacquiao vs. Broner
Welterweight: Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2) vs. Adrien Broner (33-3-1)
Bantamweight: Rau’shee Warren (16-2) vs. Nordine Oubaali (14-0)
Featherweight: Badou Jack (22-1-3) vs. Marcus Browne (22-0)
Featherweight: Jhack Tepora (22-0) vs. Hugo Ruiz (38-4)
Pacquiao vs. Broner fight card (untelevised)
Lightweight: George Kambosos Jr. (15-0) vs. Rey Perez (24-10)
Flyweight: Genisis Libranza (17-1) vs. Carlos Buitrago (30-4-1)
Welterweight: Jayar Inson (18-1) vs. Jonathan Steele (8-2-1)
Super featherweight: Desmond Jarmon (7-0) vs. Canton Miller (3-1-1-)
Welterweight: Destyne Butler (4-0) vs. David Payne (3-1-1)
A fight game veteran with over 20 years of experience as a manager, promoter and adviser, Kahn has his finger on the pulse of what’s going on inside and outside the ring. He can be heard weekly as co-host of “The Fight Guys” podcast on the SB Nation Radio Network.
“Broner is successful when he can make his opponents miss and use his long left hook to land at will,” Kahn told SportsLine. “He has a solid chin and will not quit. He might make it ugly or rough if he can break Pacquiao’s rhythm.”
Kahn has scouted Broner vs. Pacquiao from every angle and locked in his best bets. We can tell you he likes the fight to go all 12 rounds, but his bigger play is on the winner. He’s identified the critical x-factor that makes one fighter a must-back. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.