Broner vs Pacquiao Collide in Welterweight World Championship Event Broadcast Live in U.S. Movie Theaters Saturday, January 19
Broner vs Pacquiao Live
DENVER, Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/
— Power, speed and a clash of styles will be on display this month when
two of boxing’s biggest stars go toe-to-toe for the welterweight world
championship. Ending his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring,
boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiaoreturns to defend his WBA welterweight title against former four-division world champion and must-see attraction Adrien “The Problem” Broner. Broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, “Pacquiao vs. Broner,” and its co-featured fights, will be shown on big screens across the nation.
Tickets for “Pacquiao vs. Broner” can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices now.
The live broadcast of “Pacquiao vs. Broner”
presented by Fathom Events and SHOWTIME PPV, is set for Saturday,
January 19 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m.
MT / 6:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. AK / 4:00 p.m. HI. Boxing fans throughout
the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 350 select movie
theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete
list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
40, is coming off a vintage performance in Malaysia in July where he
stopped Argentine slugger and world champion Lucas Matthysse inside
seven rounds to regain the welterweight title for a fourth time. Broner, one of the most talented fighters in boxing, is aiming for his second stint as 147-pound champion. If victorious, Broner also will add a career-defining win against a first-ballot Hall of Famer to his already stellar resume.
A three-time Fighter of the Year and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s reigning Fighter of the Decade, Pacquiao
(60-7-2, 39 KOs), who hails from Sarangani Province in the Philippines,
is the only sitting Congressman and Senator to win a world title. Pacquiao’s
boxing resume features victories over at least seven current and future
Hall of Famers, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio
Barrera, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, and Juan Manuel
(33-3-1, 24 KOs) is a former four-division world title holder and one
of boxing’s most popular and colorful personalities. The brash and
outspoken 29-year-old has faced some of boxing’s best en route to
winning titles at 130, 135, 140 and 147 pounds, including Mikey
Garcia, Paulie Malignaggi and Shawn Porter. Broner, who will face his 10th world champion in Pacquiao, scored a draw in his last fight in April on SHOWTIME against former two-division world champion Jessie Vargas.
“Boxing fans have been eagerly awaiting Pacquiao’s
return to a U.S. boxing ring and we are proud to partner with SHOWTIME
PPV, to bring it to local cinemas,” said Ray Nutt, Fathom Events CEO.
“Fight fans won’t want to miss this match-up of two of boxing’s biggest
stars – live and larger-than-life on the big screen.”
For artwork/photos related to “Pacquiao vs. Broner” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater
locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as
one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC
Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and
Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events
offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such
as live performances of the
Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting
events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series,
inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes
audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience
Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating
the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live
and pre-recorded events to 975 locations and 1,578 screens in 181 DMAs.
The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint
for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product
launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
About Showtime Networks Inc.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of CBS
Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks
SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON
DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the
network’s authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone
streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to
subscribers via cable, DBS, and telco providers, and as a stand-alone
streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus
Go, Roku®, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One. Consumers can also subscribe
to SHOWTIME via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, DirecTV Now, FuboTV,
Hulu, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation™ Vue, and YouTube TV. Viewers can also
watch on computers at Showtime.com. SNI also manages Smithsonian
Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution,
which offers Smithsonian Channel™ and Smithsonian Channel Plus™. SNI
markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition
to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more
information, go to www.SHO.com.