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Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman title bout to air exclusively on ABS-CBN Platforms
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 01, 2019 11:09 AM
Manny Pacquiao versus Keith Thurman is coming to a Kapamilya platform near you!
ABS-CBN brings to the entire country the much-awaited fight between Filipino boxing pride Sen. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight champion Keith Thurman on July 21 through its broadcast and digital platforms.
As the official fight broadcaster, ABS-CBN will air the match from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, USA on ABS-CBN Ch.2 at 10 am with immediate replay on ABS-CBN S+A at 3 pm. Filipinos can catch the fight live, without commercials and in high definition on SKY Sports PPV on cable TV. Fans can also follow the blow-by-blow coverage of DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 with seasoned sports anchor Dyan Castillejo and respected boxing analyst Quinito Henson starting at 9 am.
The entire fight will also be made available online via ABS-CBN’s popular streaming service iWant on July 22.
Pacquiao (61-7-2; 39 KOs), the WBA regular welterweight champion, is fresh from decisive victories over formidable opponents like Adrien Broner last January and Lucas Mathysse in 2018. Undefeated Thurman (30-0; 22 KOs), meanwhile, will be putting his unblemished record on the line for the first time in two years.
In an interview with Castillejo on S+A’s “The Score,” the General Santos City native explained why he continues to fight despite his age and the success he has already attained. “I want to prove to people that even at the age of 40, I can still fight. I thank God because he gave me good health and strength that not all boxers continue to enjoy,” she said.
With reports about his unusual drive during his training for the fight he said, “I am motivated for this fight. He’s been trash talking and I want to bring to him all that he’s saying inside the ring.”
Don’t miss ABS-CBN’s exclusive coverage of the Pacquiao-Thurman welterweight unification fight LIVE on SKY Sports PPV and DZMM Radyo Patrol 630. The fight will also air on ABS-CBN Ch.2 at 10 am and on primetime at 7 pm on S+A, and will be available online on iWant starting July 22.