One of boxing’s greatest fighters and indeed greatest human beings outside the ring, Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao laces up the gloves again tonight against Lucas Matthysse. Depending on where you are in the world, let’s have a look at the Pacquiao vs Matthysse time of coverage starting in tonight’s fight.
The bout will take place in Malaysia tonight as Pacquiao puts on his own promotion and has the fight distributed in the US by ESPN + and on BoxNation in the United Kingdom.
While the undercard locally in Malaysia won’t feature a lot of household names, it will feature a lot of up and coming new talent from the area.
The ESPN coverage in the State’s will also showcase Top Rank’s new standout prospect Teofimo Lopez.
Pacquiao made the decision to stage tonight’s card in Malaysia based on wanting to promote more boxing in the area in the future as well as further strengthening ties between both Malaysia and his native country of the Philippines.
So, what are we looking at for the Pacquiao vs Matthysse time of kick off tonight in terms of when coverage starts?
Lets take a look:
(When coverage starts approx but make sure to check your local listings)
USA: 9pm ET on ESPN+ approx
UK: 1am Sunday morning on BoxNation approx
Local time in Malaysia: 9am Sunday morning approx
Manila, Philippines: 9am Sunday morning approx
As always, make an allowance for some time due to sometimes in boxing television companies delaying proceedings at the last-minute and make sure to check your local listings depending on what country you are from outside of the above regions.
If in the States the fight will be exclusively on the ESPN + app as part of Pacquiao’s promoter Top Rank’s new deal with the broadcaster for professional boxing coverage.
Top Rank won’t be promoting tonight’s event however, Pacquiao’s own promotional company will, as will Pacquiao be without long time American boxing trainer Freddie Roach.