Jeff Horn has stunned the world by defeated Manny Pacquiao with a unanimous decision to win the WBO Walterweight title in Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. It was a totally against the odds and a bit controvertial but the fact Pacquiao could not knockout a guy who has never fought outside Australia shows how bigger upset is this one.
Manny Pacquiao is set to take on Australia Jeff Horn as he defend his WBO World welterweight title on Saturday night, 01 July 2017 at the Suncorp Stadium, in Brisbane, Australia. This fight has gone under the radar as far as US audiance is concerned but Horn being Australian and large Philippine population in Australia is sure to make this fight a hit in down under. The fight will be broadcasted live on United States on ESPN at prime time of 09:00 pm EST and at around 02:00 am uk time.
Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn TV Coverage Details: Pacquiao vs Horn will be presented by Australia PPV network called “Main-Event” and Australian viewers can watch the fight live by ordering the PPV priced at around $20AUD you an order the right through FoxTel or OptusYES. While US viewers will get to watch Pacquiao on regular ESPN channel. If you are in the UK, the fight is likely to be on BoxNation (non-PPV). Below are the details from the fight night schedule and couple of undercard fights on the night.
|COVERAGE STARTS||The fight takes place on Sunday morning, 02 July 2017 starting at around 11:00 a.m australian time. Thats around prime time boxing slot in US at 09:00 p.m EST and ESPN will have live coverage in the US|
|TV Channels||Main-Event (Australia), ESPN (US), BoxNation (UK)|
|Undercard 1||Michael Conlan vs. Jarrett Owen|
|Undercard 2||Jerwin Ancajas vs. Teiru Kinoshita|
|Undercard 3||Shane Mosley Jr. vs. David Toussaint|
|Main-Event||Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn (WBO Walterweight title) starting not before 01:00 p.m Australian time.|
Jeff Horn is a decent fighter who comes into this big money fight on the back of a undefeated record. However nobody outside New Zealand/Australia has heard of him and actually he has never fought outside Oceania. Manny Pacquiao should win this fight with ease on paper and it will be just the matter of what round he knocks out Horns who will be the winner of the night regardless of result. Why ? because he is fighting one of the greatest boxer of recent history, career best fight purse, in-front of his home crowd with millions watching worldwide what else a average boxer needs ?