Live gate filling up for Pacquiao vs Matthysse
on January 18, 2020

first_imgCroatia reaches World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college With a few more days to go, the organizers must be hopefully optimistic that the 14,000-seat Axiata Arena within Malaysia’s national sports complex at Bukit Jalil still would be filled in time for that country’s first world boxing title fight in 43 years.On June 30, 1975 at historic Merdeka Stadium, Muhammad Ali, decisioned Australian Joe Bugner before his classic Thrilla in Manila with Joe Frazier on Oct. 1 of the same year.The 35-year-old Matthysse, an Argentinian knockout artist with 39 wins on 36 knockouts in 43 matches, will defend against Pacquiao, 39, boxing’s only eight division champion with 59 wins and 38 knockouts.After a year’s absence, the sitting senator will enter the ring with a new trainer, his best friend Buboy Fernandez, vice his trainer of 16 years, Freddie Roach.For this fight, Pacquiao also parted ways with his usual promoter Bob Arum, whose outfit, Top Rank, may not be promoting the fight but is handling its American distribution.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Originally slated to be an ESPN pay-per-view event, the card will stream live on the cable network’s ESPN+ instead.It will take place in the morning in Malaysia and will stream in the United States at 9 p.m. Eastern time, with undercard coverage.The fight marks another attempt to lure boxing fans to ESPN’s new app, by allowing them to watch the bout live from KL’s Axiata Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vegafria indicated that ticket sales for the World Boxing Association bout “have attracted interest from the Philippines, China, Indonesia, the United States, United Kingdom and Europe.”But the sales and marketing chief of the Filipino ring icon’s MP Promotions admitted that enthusiasm for the fight from Malaysians is “not as encouraging,” prompting organizers to offer “special rate for the tickets.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn Malaysia, badminton and soccer are kings. And with the football World Cup climaxing at the same time, the locals’ overwhelming sport of choice this weekend is a no-brainer.There has been no update on the live gate receipts for the undertaking by MP Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and the Malaysian government. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Tickets to Lucas Matthysse’s defense of his regular world welterweight boxing belt against Manny Pacquiao in Kuala Lumpur this Sunday are almost 70 percent sold, the New Straits Times said almost a week ago.The English language daily also reported that Arnold Vegafria, Sen. Pacquiao’s business associate, bared the figures with a caveat.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyinglast_img

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