The UK TV broadcaster for Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman has been announced and it’s a ppv event
ITV Box Office will show exclusive live coverage of the much-anticipated showdown between Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao and Keith “One Time” Thurman for WBA supremacy in the Welterweight division.
Brought to viewers on Saturday, July 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the event features a headline clash between undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb Plant making his first title defence against unbeaten contender Mike Lee.
This announcement marks the latest big fight presented by ITV as part of its new deal with Haymon Sports Premier Boxing Champions [PBC].
With undefeated Thurman presenting a real threat to boxing’s only eight-division World Champion Pacquiao the incentive for both fighters is to claim in victory the top spot in one of boxing’s most talented and hotly contested divisions.
On the undercard to the mouth-watering Pacquiao v Thurman main event, is a top class undercard featuring former World Champion Omar Figueroa Jr. taking on Yordenis Ugas in a WBC welterweight eliminator, former titleholder Sergey Lipinets facing veteran John Molina Jr. and a collision between former Champs Luis Nery and Juan Carlo Payano.
All the action is available exclusively in the UK on ITV Box Office. Full details on how to access the event will be available in the coming days on www.itvboxoffice.com
The ITV Box Office announcement comes on the eve of more live boxing on the network with ITV4 showing live free to air coverage of tomorrow night’s world title fight between unbeaten WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo against contender Brandon Adams Sunday, from NRG Arena in Houston and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Coverage will start at 2:00am [Sunday 30 June] and also on the card is Erickson “Hammer’’ Lubin taking on French contender Zakaria Attou in a 12-round WBC title elimination bout in the co-main event.
28-year-old Charlo (27-0, 21 KOs) won a world title at 154-pounds when he scored a devastating third-round knockout of Cornelius Bundrage to win the IBF Junior Middleweight Title in 2015.
He successfully defended his 154-pound title three times, including a devastating knockout of top contender Julian Williams, before moving up in weight to campaign at middleweight.
ITV4’s The Big Fight starts at 2am Sunday 30 June.