ESPN: The new showcase for the pound-for-pound best

You've got to hand it to Top Rank boss Bob Arum. After decades spent in the sport, the octogenarian refuses to play it safe. While Arum's outfit could have made money, quite a bit of it, with the upcoming fights of: Manny Pacquiao – a bona fide superstar, Terence Crawford – a superstar of the future, and Vasyl Lomachenko – for many, the best boxer on the planet today, pound-for-pound – Top Rank instead makes a deal to showcase the three champs on ESPN.

You’ve got to hand it to Top Rank boss Bob Arum. After decades spent in the sport, the octogenarian refuses to play it safe. While Arum’s outfit could have made money, quite a bit of it, with the upcoming fights of: Manny Pacquiao – a bona fide superstar, Terence Crawford – a superstar of the future, and Vasyl Lomachenko – for many, the best boxer on the planet today, pound-for-pound – Top Rank instead makes a deal to showcase the three champs on ESPN.

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Pacquiao vs. Horn – “Battle Of Brisbane” Tonight

Super Channel subscribers across Canada will be able to watch future Hall-of-Famer Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Welterweight Championship tonight against unbeaten challenger and hometown favorite, Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs), starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, live from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Super Channel subscribers across Canada will be able to watch future Hall-of-Famer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Welterweight Championship tonight against unbeaten challenger and hometown favorite, Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs), starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, live from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

This evening’s telecast will also feature Irish Olympic hero Michael Conlan (2-0, 2 KOs), from Belfast, in a six-round featherweight bout against Jarrett “Juarez” Owen (5-4-3, 2 KOs), of Brisbane, and International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight world champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (24-1-1, 16 KOs), of Cavite City, Philippines, defending his title against top-rated contender Teiru Kinoshita (25-1-1, 8 KOs), of Kobe, Japan. The live telecast will open with an eight-round middleweight rumble between Shane Mosley, Jr. (10-1, 7 KOs), of Pomona, Calif. and son of former three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley, and David Toussaint (10-0, 8 KOs), of Canberra, Australia.

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Tim Bradley to call Pacquiao-Horn on ESPN: “Manny is still overwhelmingly fast, can still beat A-Grade fighters even on a bad day

True warrior Timothy Bradley knows perhaps more about Manny Pacquiao than any of Pac Man's other ring opposition with the exception of Juan Manuel Marquez. Bradley, as fans know, thrice fought Pacquiao, winning the first encounter via hugely controversial decision, losing the other two bouts on the score cards.

True warrior Timothy Bradley knows perhaps more about Manny Pacquiao than any of Pac Man’s other ring opposition with the exception of Juan Manuel Marquez. Bradley, as fans know, thrice fought Pacquiao, winning the first encounter via hugely controversial decision, losing the other two bouts on the score cards.

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Pacquiao’s Summer Vacation & Easter Jr. vs. Shafikov Prediction

Manny Pacquiao headlines a non-PPV broadcast for the first time in over a decade on ESPN this coming Saturday. The real fight of the weekend matches Robert Easter Jr. in his second title defense against mandatory challenger Denis Shafikov, Friday night on BounceTV.

Manny Pacquiao headlines a non-PPV broadcast for the first time in over a decade on ESPN this coming Saturday. The real fight of the weekend matches Robert Easter Jr. in his second title defense against mandatory challenger Denis Shafikov, Friday night on BounceTV.

Manny Pacquiao versus Jeff Horn is an infomercial for Australian tourism and the first stop on Pacquiao’s world tour. His promoter Bob Arum recently made reference of the Philippines as a possible landing spot for his next outing let’s hope a meaningful fight is on the horizon. Horn was obviously chosen solely due to his residency because he hasn’t beaten anyone remotely good enough to earn a Pacquiao fight let alone have a legit chance in beating him.

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Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn on Saturday, Live on BoxNation

Superstar Manny Pacquiao believes his illustrious career will be over if he does not get past Jeff Horn this Saturday night.

Superstar Manny Pacquiao believes his illustrious career will be over if he does not get past Jeff Horn this Saturday night.

The eight-weight world champion insists that he is not overlooking his Australian foe as they gear up to face each other in front of a packed 55,000 fans at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane this weekend, exclusively live on BoxNation.

“We have a really good plan for this fight. We worked hard in training camp both in Manila and in General Santos City,” said Pacquiao.

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Pacquiao, Roach still hoping for that rematch with Mayweather

It seems a rematch between his fighter Manny Pacquiao and the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Junior is never far from Freddie Roach's mind. Out in Australia for this Saturday's WBO welterweight title fight defence against unbeaten puncher Jeff Horn, Roach and Pac Man have again been talking Mayweather, and a possible (though, it seems to most people, extremely unlikely) rematch.

It seems a rematch between his fighter Manny Pacquiao and the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Junior is never far from Freddie Roach’s mind. Out in Australia for this Saturday’s WBO welterweight title fight defence against unbeaten puncher Jeff Horn, Roach and Pac Man have again been talking Mayweather, and a possible (though, it seems to most people, extremely unlikely) rematch.

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Pacquiao-Horn to be televised on Super Channel Sports in Canada

Super Channel is pleased to announce that it has acquired the exclusive rights in Canada to air the July 1st World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Welterweight Championship bout between reigning champion, future Hall-of-Famer Manny “Pacman’ Pacquiao, and challenger Jeff Horn, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, live from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Manny Pacquiao arrives in Australia: “I have never been as motivated and fired up as [for] this fight”

Superstar Manny Pacquiao has touched down in Brisbane, Australia, a week ahead of his July 2 WBO welterweight title defence against local hero Jeff Horn. And the 38 year old all-time great told those fans who were there at the airport to greet him how he is looking forward to a “toe-to-toe battle” with unbeaten puncher Horn.

Superstar Manny Pacquiao has touched down in Brisbane, Australia, a week ahead of his July 2 WBO welterweight title defence against local hero Jeff Horn. And the 38 year old all-time great told those fans who were there at the airport to greet him how he is looking forward to a “toe-to-toe battle” with unbeaten puncher Horn.

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn on BoxNation

Superstar Manny Pacquiao’s world title defence from ‘down under’ when he puts his WBO welterweight title on the line against undefeated number two world-rated contender Jeff Horn will be aired exclusively live on BoxNation.

Superstar Manny Pacquiao’s world title defence from ‘down under’ when he puts his WBO welterweight title on the line against undefeated number two world-rated contender Jeff Horn will be aired exclusively live on BoxNation.

The eight-division world champion and the reigning ‘Fighter of the Decade’ takes on undefeated Australian Horn from the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane next Saturday night.

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