Boxing fans everywhere need to mark their calendars for Saturday, January, 19th, 2018. Why? Well, it’s because that’s when the first major fight of the year is taking place between Welterweights Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner in Las Vegas, NV. Keep reading to learn more about it.
As already pointed out, the date of the fight is the 19th of January and the schedule of the day with detailed information about each fight is as follows:
First Fight (Approximate start time 9 pm Eastern/8 pm Central):
The undercard is the first battle of the day that will feature Jhak Tepora (22-0, 17 KOs) against Hugo Ruiz (36-4, 32 KOs) in a featherweight clash that is slated for 12 rounds.
Tepora ranked first in the world in the WBA featherweight division, is the interim belt holder of the featherweight title, which he’ll look to defend. He stands at 5’6” and is a 25-year-old southpaw from the Philippines. Ruiz is a Mexico native that stands 5’10” tall and is 30 years old, employing an orthodox stance. He is ranked tenth in the featherweight division and is considered the underdog.
Second Fight (Will start following the undercard):
Heading to the ring for 12 rounds after Tepora and Ruiz are Rau’shee Warren (16-2, 4 KOs) and Nordine Oubaali (14-0, 11 KOs) who will compete for the WBC Bantamweight World Championship Belt that is currently vacant.
Warren is a former world champion that is 5’4” tall, resides in Cincinnati, OH. At 31- years-old, he fights southpaw and is ranked eighth in the bantamweight division. Oubaali is
Third Fight (Will begin after the second fight):
The last fight before the main event will see Badou Jack (22-1-3, 13 KOs) box Marcus Browne (22-0, 16 KOs) for the vacant WBA interim light heavyweight title. It’s slated for 12 rounds.
Jack is a 6’1” Swedish fighter that is 35-years-old and utilizes an orthodox stance. He is ranked third in the light heavyweight division. Browne is a 6’4” American fight from New York, NY that is 28-years-old and is a Southpaw. He is ranked tenth in the light heavyweight division.
The Main Event (Set to start approximately at 11 PM ET):
The last fight of the night is between Pacquiao (60-7-2,39 KOs) and Broner (33-3-1, 29 KOs) with Pacquiao poised to defend his WBA Regular Welterweight Title.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena has been selected as the venue for this four-fight event and if you want to see them all, or just the main Pacquiao vs Broner live fight, you can tune in using Showtime PPV, or stream it online, if you aren’t able to make it in person.