WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will fight Australia’s Jeff Horn live on ESPN from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, the network announced on Sunday. The 38-year-old Pacquiao has not fought on basic cable in almost 12 years.
This fight is scheduled for July 2 in Australia, but due to the time difference, it will air on July 1 in the United States.
There was no way this fight could sell on pay-per-view. Airing this fight on ESPN is a great move for Top Rank and Pacquiao. Hopefully, we will see bigger fights from Pacquiao in the future.