Mindanao Times

Pacquiao-Thurman to be aired on SKY Sports PPV


MANILA, Philippine­s – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao guns for another win in a major boxing bout when he challenges Keith Thurman for the WBA (super) welterweig­ht world title on July 21.

The bout, which will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, will be aired live via SKY Sports Pay-per-View.

Pacquiao, who holds the "regular" version of the WBA belt, faces an opponent 10 years his junior. It will be the Filipino legend's first fight since beating Adrien Broner last January for the first defense of the title that he won from Lucas Matthysse in 2017.

Pacquiao currently holds a boxing record of 61-7-2 with 39 wins coming via knockout.

On the other hand, Thurman – who is also known by the moniker "One Time" – is coming off a majority decision win over Josesito Lopez. He owns an unblemishe­d record of 30-0-0, with 22 wins via knockout, and one no contest.

Subscribe now until June 30 to avail of an early bird promo, for only P649 instead of P949. This promo is available to all digital SKYcable, SKY Fiber, and SKYdirect subscriber­s nationwide.

Subscriber­s to the fight on SKY Sports Pay-Per-View will have access to its live and commercial-free airing in high definition, including its replays on the same day right after the live event, as well as its livestream with a 7-day catch-up via SKY on Demand.

Call 418 0000 or your SKY local office or visit www. mysky.com/pacman to subscribe. SKYcable, SKY Fiber + HD Cable TV Plan and SKYdirect subscriber­s can also activate their subscripti­on by texting PPV to 23662.

For SKYdirect prepaid subscriber­s, they can text PPV PACMAN to 23667 (available to Globe Prepaid, or TM ).

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