Big time boxing returns for the first time in 2019 tonight on Showtime pay per view when Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao does battle with Adrien ‘AB’ Broner for the WBA welterweight title.
It’s a fight that represents a really interesting clash of styles both personality and fight-wise.
One one hand you have the humble, happy-go-lucky Filipino in-ring whirlwind in Pacquiao.
On the other hand you have the pot shot indulging, brash gifted product of an American ghetto in Broner.
Both boxers made the weight with ease yesterday and looked in tip top shape both mentally and physically ahead of tonight’s bonanza at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Both clearly realise not only the opportunity of tonight but what could lay ahead for the winner next up in 2019.
In Pacquiao’s case a potential cash windfall in the form of a rematch with old rival Floyd Mayweather is on the line.
As regards what time Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner is due to get underway tonight we expect the following at the earliest:
- 4am for those in the UK Sunday morning (with the fight being free on ITV 4)
- 8pm Saturday night local time in Vegas or for those on the West coast
- 11pm in the East
That’s the earliest we’d expect the first boxer to make his ring walk tonight in Vegas in what also has an interesting undercard on beforehand however headlined by co-main event Badou Jack of Sweden.
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