Manny Pacquiao is gearing to defend his WBO Welterweight Title this weekend in Brisbane, Australia. The event will be hosted at Brisbane’s Sun Corp Stadium and is expected to have 60,000 fans in attendance.
This will be Pacquiao’s first non-PPV bout since 2005, and will air free of charge on ESPN. Manny is calling the free bout a “gift to the fans”, although he is gaining a $10 million dollar payday.
Local authorities have asked Pacquiao to not make any public appearances ahead of the fight due to security concerns. During Manny’s promotional tour word got out on social media that caused fans swarming the fighter.
Manny Pacquaio vs. Jeff Horn airs live on ESPN Saturday July 1st at 9 p.m, EST.