How to watch the Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman boxing fight in Australia
Here is your complete guide to watching the fight on TV or as a live stream online in Australia.
Billed as the boxing bout to truly decide welterweight supremacy, the Pacquiao vs Thurman fight is one of the most anticipated of 2019. The two stars will clash at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (AEST) in what's sure to be an explosive encounter.
As boxing's only eight-division world champion, Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines may be a legend, but American welterweight world champ Keith Thurman is coming for him with everything he's got, believing he can beat the 40-year-old veteran.
Despite a ten year difference in age between the two, the bout can go either way, with Pacquiao continuing to surprise fans time after time with his reflexes and aggression. Moreover, Thurman has had only one fight in 28 months due to injuries sustained after a car crash. We'll see if he has finally managed to get his stamina back.
How to watch Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman live on Main Event
In Australia, the fight will be exclusively available on Foxtel's pay-per-view channel Main Event. If you have a Foxtel IQ subscription, either with a Foxtel or Optus TV, then you can order it for $49.95 and then tune in Sunday, 21 July, from 11:00am (AEST) to watch the action live. You can also enjoy replays at 6:00pm that night and at 12:00am the next day.
Foxtel subscribers can order the Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman fight via the MyFoxtel app, online on the Main Event website, via their remote control by pressing the On Demand or Box Office button, or via phone. After that, all you need to do is tune in on channel 521 to watch the broadcast live. You can also record the fight with your IQ box. Or if you are away from home you can log in to the Main Event website and stream it through there.
For those who have been wondering about whether to jump into the Foxtel pay-per-view experience, now is actually a great time. Foxtel recently slashed the prices of its packages by up to 40%, however that deal expires on 22 July so this is your last chance to get that saving.
Besides access to Main Event, Foxtel subscribers get all kinds of perks, from exclusive content to a generous on-demand library. If you haven't got a subscription yet, you can sign up and receive the shiny IQ4 box, which opens you up to an entire world of 4K content. Channel packs include Entertainment, Drama, Movies, Kids and Sport. The latter gives you access to over 50 sports from all over the world, with plenty of exclusive competitions you can't watch on free-to-air in Australia.
The price of your subscription will vary based on which channel packs you choose, but there are always Foxtel IQ deals available, so you might be able to score a significant discount.
Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman Fight Card
While Pacquiao vs Thurman is clearly the main attraction, boxing fans should gear up for an action-packed event, with several interesting fights scheduled to precede the highly-anticipated Main Card. Here's the complete fight card:
Pacquiao vs Thurman Main Card
- Welterweight: Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman
- Welterweight: Yordenis Ugás vs Omar Figueroa Jr
- Welterweight: Sergey Lipinets vs John Molina Jr
Pacquiao vs Thurman Undercard
- Super middleweight: Caleb Plant vs Mike Lee
- Bantamweight: Luis Nery vs Juan Carlos Payano
- Heavyweight: Efe Ajagba vs Ali Eren Demirezen
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Users who want to enjoy Foxtel programming without getting a pay TV subscription can try Foxtel Now, the online platform that lets you watch Foxtel channels live via the Internet, as well as stream content on demand. You cannot watch Main Event through Foxtel Now, but you can view the same sports channels as Kayo. There's a 10-day free trial for new customers and subscriptions start at $25 a month. If you're looking for sports, the Premium channel pack will cost you an additional $29 a month. Foxtel Now is compatible with PCs/Macs, smartphones and tablets, Telstra TV, Chromecast/Airplay, Sony Android TVs, PS4 and the Foxtel Now Box.
Which pubs are showing the Pacquiao vs Thurman boxing fight?
If a pub has access to Foxtel, then it has the capability to show the Main Event matches. Below you can search by postcode to find pubs near your location with access to Foxtel. However, whether or not they choose to show the fight is an unknown, so make sure you ring ahead before you arrive to check.
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