Pacquiao vs Broner : January is often a quiet month for the sport and that remains the case in the UK with no major shows taking place in the opening month of 2019.However, thanks to America’s ever-broadening broadcast landscape, there will still be plenty of fights to watch in the first few weeks of the year.
Pacquiao vs Broner
WBA World Welterweight Title
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Saturday, January 19
The year begins with a Sunday night show in which IBF super-middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui defends his title against mandatory challenger Caleb Plant. The Venezuelan picked up the belt in far from ideal fashion after James DeGale vacated it and so will be looking to prove his world level legitimacy in his next few fights.Pacquiao vs Broner
American heavyweight Bryant Jennings will face an intriguing test in the form of unbeaten Oscar Rivas to kick of his 2019. The heavyweight division is thrilling at present, though Jennings has become a forgotten man in this mix – something he will need to change in order to secure a second title shot.
While there are no UK shows in January, British promoter Eddie Hearn is still working as he will be hosting this card in the US. Newly crowned WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade fights former Billy Joe Saunders opponent Artur Akavov in the main event, while Jorge Linares continues to build his super-lightweight record on the undercard.Pacquiao vs Broner
It’s rare to see a card of this magnitude so early in the calendar, as January is not an ideal month for PPV events. Nonetheless, eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao will defend his welterweight belt against four-weight king Adrien Broner on a show which features a light-heavyweight clash between Badou Jack and Marcus Browne, plus a vacant bantamweight title fight – Nordine Oubaali vs Rau’shee Warren.