Pacquiao vs. Broner is scheduled to begin at around 6PM PST (9PM EST / 2AM GMT) on January 19, although this may change depending on how long the undercard fights last. Dubbed “Return to Vegas,” this high-profile fight promises to be a tense, memorable matchup that fans will be talking about for some time. Don’t worry if you can’t make it in person though: below, we’ll explain exactly where you can live stream Pacquiao vs. Broner online.
You should note that we’ll only be recommending official sources. Often, people host unlicensed streams for major events (such as this fight), but these provide a far inferior service. For instance, you’ll often find that the video is laggy or low-resolution. Also, there’s a real chance that the stream will be taken offline before the fight ends. Since you can watch Pacquiao vs. Broner for free anyway, there’s no reason to resort to unauthorised streams in the first place.
To watch the fight free you will need a VPN unless you are in the UK.
How to watch Pacquiao vs. Broner free online
Want to watch Pacquiao vs. Broner on your usual service from abroad? Just follow the steps below:
- First, sign up to a suitable VPN service. We recommend (ExpressVPN) but NordVPN and CyberGhost are both strong, low-cost alternatives.
- Download the appropriate app for your device.
- Connect to one of the VPN’s servers in your home country.
- Try accessing your country’s official source (listed below). If it doesn’t load straight away, clear your cache and cookies, then refresh the page.
Since this event will be broadcast live, it’s important you test your VPN with the steps above well in advance. In doing so, you leave yourself time to contact customer support if anything doesn’t work as expected, and minimize the chance of missing part of the fight.
How to watch the fight free on UK TV
Things are much simpler for boxing fans in the UK. Pacquiao vs. Broner will be available live, in its entirety, for free, on ITV4. This also means that you can stream the fight live on ITV Hub, although you will have to create a free account first. If you’re trying to access this service abroad and your VPN can’t unblock it, you might have better luck with TVPlayer, which also hosts an ITV4 live stream.
If you are abroad (outside the UK), you can still watch the fight by connecting to a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN includes a 30 day money-back guarantee so you can receive a full refund after the fight if you do not want to keep it.
Note: as this event is being shown live on TV, UK law requires you to have a TV license to watch legally. However, ITV Hub does not make this immediately obvious, and does not actually check to see if you have a license or not, so it’s easy to accidentally overlook.
Where else to watch Pacquiao vs. Broner live online
Both of these boxers have huge international followings, and as a result, you’ll be able to watch the WBA Welterweight Championship match from more than ten different countries. Below, we’ll explain exactly how to stream Pacquiao vs. Broner live, wherever you are in the world.
Showtime has exclusive rights to the Pacquiao vs. Broner fight in the US. Unfortunately, it has decided that this fight should be a Pay-Per-View (PPV) event, and as such, Showtime subscribers will still have to pay in order to watch. It’s worth noting that this also means a subscription isn’t necessary, however.
Passes cost $74.99 USD each, which is steep, but not unheard of for high-profile matches. However, if you usually live in a country with a broadcaster that is providing free coverage, you can simply connect to a VPN and watch Pacquiao vs. Broner legally, for free, instead.
France and Monaco
Viewers in France and Monaco can stream this match live on Canal+. While it’s not a PPV event, you will need a subscription in order to watch. The least expensive plan costs €19.90 per month and gives you your first month free, meaning you’ll effectively be able to watch Pacquiao vs. Broner for nothing.
Denmark and Sweden
In Denmark and Sweden, this event will be shown on ViaPlay PPV. This is a fairly expensive service (costing 289 kr or 399 sek for the sports package in Denmark and Sweden, respectively), but despite its name, you’re not just paying for access to one fight; there’s a whole selection of other content available. Unfortunately, while the standard plan includes a 30-day trial period, this isn’t available with the sports package. Viaplay will have commentary available in both Danish and Swedish.
Pacquiao is from the Philippines (he’s actually a senator there), which could explain why there are so many different services broadcasting this event live. For instance, Channel 5, ABS-CBN, and GMA are all showing it for free on terrestrial TV.
There are three ways to stream this fight live online, but the first two require you to have an existing cable TV or broadband subscription, either with Cignal or Sky. If so, you can then use Cignal Play or Sky On Demand to watch at no extra cost. Don’t have a cable TV subscription? In this case, your best option is to use the ESPN5 player: you can subscribe for PhP 99 (about $1.89 USD) per month.
If you live in a Latin-American country you may be able to stream Pacquiao vs. Broner online at no extra cost. FOX Play allows you to sign in with over 15 different service providers, so if you have a cable TV subscription, there’s a good chance you’re covered.
Unfortunately, no country in Latin America has a truly free-to-watch live stream, so if you don’t have cable TV, you might be out of options. You can, of course, still access free streams from other countries, but there’s no guarantee of Portuguese or Spanish-language commentary.
Across Sub-Saharan Africa, you’ll be able to watch this fight either on cable TV, with SuperSport, or online, with DStv. You can’t register for DStv online, however, so if you usually live in a supported country and are currently abroad, you’ll have to find another way to watch.
While there is a small selection of free content, you’ll need a phone number from one of DStv’s supported countries in order to watch anything. Further, it’s unlikely (although not impossible) that such a high-profile event will be made available for free in countries where no other broadcasters are airing it.
In Turkey, fans can watch the Pacquiao vs. Broner fight and all of its undercard matches on free-to-air TV channel, DMAX. Better still, DMAX’s website has a live stream, and you don’t even have to create an account. This service is geo-blocked, though, so you’ll have to either be in Turkey or connected to a Turkish VPN server to watch anything.
It’s actually very straightforward to watch the fight in Indonesia. It’ll be broadcast on tvONE, as well as the VIVA website. No account is required in order to watch, and the stream isn’t geo-restricted. Having said that, we still recommend using a VPN if you’re planning on watching from abroad, since it lowers the likelihood of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) throttling your connection speeds.
Can Adrien Broner beat Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao?
Broner is clearly the underdog going into this fight. Pacquiao may have just turned 40 but he’s extremely experienced, having fought in almost twice as many professional matches. Admittedly, Broner has a slightly higher knockout percentage (72% vs 65%) but Pacquiao is an eight-division world champion and didn’t get where he is by losing.
And then there’s the pair’s differing styles: Broner is a highly defensive boxer who likes to wait for the right moment and strike back with a perfectly executed counter. Pacquiao, on the other hand, is famous for his mobility. He’s fast on his feet and makes his opponents tire themselves out chasing him around the ring. He’s also more likely to win if the decision goes to points solely from his ability to hit and not get hit. Pacquiao is the older of the two, but he’s still the favorite, and for good reason.
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- 1 How to watch Pacquiao vs. Broner free online
- 2 How to watch the fight free on UK TV
- 3 Where else to watch Pacquiao vs. Broner live online
- 4 Can Adrien Broner beat Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao?