Manny Pacquiao Vs. Jeff Horn: Latest Odds, How To Watch And Vegas Expert Picks

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The Battle of Brisbane is set for Saturday, July 1, as WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao takes on up-and-coming challenger Jeff Horn out of Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

This is one of those battles which may sneak up on the general sport viewer’s radar, but come Saturday night, with rain predicted for a lot of the eastern United States, you are likely to be amazed as you are channel flipping and see that this fight on ESPN.

Yes, the 38-year-old Hall of Famer has made a deal to put this fight . Even without factoring in the Mayweather-McGregor”struggle,” this was a strong year for boxing — in the gate, in pay-per view and notably in additional television exposure. NBC, CBS, Fox Sports 1 and smaller entities like Viacom-owned Spike have made pushes back into boxing broadcasting, many through the Premier Boxing Champions–promoted cards.

“We kind of came across this opportunity to really plant a flag back in the sport of boxing in a big way,” Burke Magnus, ESPN’s executive vice president of programming and programming, in an interview with Variety. “We hope to do more.”

With a sellout crowd of 55,000 expected for the bout as well as the card, this is the largest Australian boxing event . However, what can ticket holders and fans watching on TV in the States and globally expect from this conflict? The remarks are varied, but let’s take a look at the fundamentals behind the fight and the way to bet the battle.

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