Monday, June 19th 2017

Hall of Fame Promoter, Bob Arum on ESPN Today to talk up “Battle of Brisbane”!

Arum to Appear on Four Different ESPN Shows

Today — From 9 a.m. Through 4 p.m. ET 

            LOS ANGELES (June 19, 2017) — Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM will be “barnstorming” ESPN today, talking about Fighter of the Decade MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO’s first non-pay-per-view fight since 2005.   Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the only sitting Senator to capture a world championship belt, will make his live debut on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (also streaming live on the ESPN app) defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against undefeated No. 1 contender, mandatory challenger and Australia’s favorite son JEFF “The Hornet” HORN (16-0-1, 11 KOs), from Brisbane, Saturday, July 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET.   This will be the first time Pacquiao has not fought on pay-per-view since. Sept. 10, 2005, when he stopped Hector Velazquez in the sixth round — 12 years and four weight divisions ago. 

            Below, please find the list of Arum’s live appearances on ESPN today

  • 9:05 a.m. ET    “Mike and Mike”
  • 10:40 a.m. ET”First Take”
  • 2:30 p.m. ET    “Sports Nation”
  • 4:00 p.m. ET    “Jalen & Jacoby”

The ESPN/ESPN Deportes live telecast of “The Battle of Brisbane” will emanate from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, where a record crowd of 55,000+ fans is expected. In addition to the Pacquiao-Horn WBO welterweight world title fight, the ESPN/ESPN Deportes live 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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