Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse tickets, fight time and live streamJune 5, 2018
Tickets for the title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse go on sale on June 6.
The hotly-anticipated fight takes place on 14 July at the stunning Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur and tickets are expected to be in demand by Malaysian fans.
Tickets go on sale at the arena but the 16,000-seat venue is likely to sell out almost immediately. Online buyers can head to https://myticket.asia as the exclusive online ticket seller.
Tickets will cost from around $125 to $5,000 to the best ringside seats, according to the stadium.
10-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is the big draw for the fight and the 39-year-old is one of the world’s greatest pound for pound boxers in history.
However, the eight weight champion lost his welterweight belt to Jeff Horn last July in Australia in a controversial fight and he is splitting his training with the role of senator in his native Phillippines.
It will be his 69th professional fight and he says it is time to see if he is still able to compete.
“If my body does not respond anymore why am I pushing myself?” he said.
“This fight is the answer of all those questions.”
He also said: “I knew, this is going to be a tough fight. Matthysse is also a knockout artist. But I’m excited to fight and be a world champion again. So, expect me to train hard for this fight,’ he added.
“I’m the underdog in this fight but I’m used to it. It serves as a big motivation for me to train and fight hard to win the crown.”
His opponent Lucas Matthysse is an Argentine boxer and holder of the WBA welterweight title since January. He has an impressive record across his 44 fights with 39 wins, 36 of which were by knock out. At 35, he is also a veteran and the fight should be a close one.
Fans who buy tickets to the event will also see three other title fights in the warm up to the event.
How to watch Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse
ESPN has the rights to the fight in the US and live streams will be available. No UK TV channel has picked up the rights. Check back here for more information on live streams for the fight.