Manny Pacquiao fight UK time: Start time, TV channel and live stream

Pacquiao returns to the ring in a highly-anticipated clash with late replacement Yordenis Ugas in Las Vegas, with his opponent holding the WBA welterweight world title that Pacquiao was stripped of due to ‘inactivity’

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Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao takes on Yordenis Ugas for a welterweight world title tonight, looking to end his two-year absence from the ring with a victory.

The Filipino has had a tremendous career and defeated American Keith Thurman in a superb contest last time out back in 2019, and will be looking to regain his world-title belt that he was stripped of after that night by the WBA.

He was set to face unified champion Errol Spence in a highly anticipated super-fight in Las Vegas, but the American was forced to withdraw from the contest after suffering an eye injury in the build-up which has handed the replacement to Ugas who is stepping up from the co-main event.

With high stakes on the line, Pacquiao will know that a victory could continue his last-gasp push for further glory as the twilight years of his illustrious career are fast-approaching, with many in the boxing world asking if he can defy his age once again as talks of his retirement continue to rumble on.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of Pacquiao’s hugely anticipated ring return…

What time will the fight start in the UK?

The main event will likely start at 5am in the UK with the fighters set to make their ringwalks between 4:30am and 4:45am in Las Vegas.

An explosive undercard is promised ahead of the main event which will begin at approximately 2am when the UK broadcast begins.

Pacquiao takes on Ugas in his ring return tonight


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How to watch via live stream and on TV

The event will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, on channels Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action from 2am on Sunday morning.

Sky Sports customers can live stream this as part of their sports subscription via the Sky app using mobile, tablet or computer devices.

Viewers can also purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99 here.

Full Pacquiao vs Ugas fight card

Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas- WBA ‘super’ welterweight world title

Mark Magsayo v Julio Ceja

Carlos Castro v Oscar Escandon – for vacant WBC Continental Americas featherweight title

Victor Ortiz v Robert Guerrero

Frank Martin v Ryan Kielczweski

Jose Valenzuela v Donte Strayhorn

John Dato v Angel Antonio Contreras

Steven Torres v Justin Rolfe

Burley Brooks v Cameron Sevilla Rivera

Mickel Clements v Eliseo Villalobos


Pacquiao 1/4

Draw 20/1

Ugas 3/1

Quotes corner

Pacquiao: “I didn’t like that someone took my belt without challenging me in the ring. Both of us are champions, but we’ll see who has the belt after Saturday.

“It only took me two days to adjust to fighting Ugas. I have fought a lot of right handed fighters before. It would have been harder switching from preparing for a right hander to a southpaw.

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“Most of my opponents have been right-handed, so there’s nothing to worry about.

“If there’s a chance for a knockout, then I’ll go for it because that’s what I want to give to the fans. I’m not underestimating Ugas though. He has a lot of experience in boxing and fought in the Olympics. I know I have to be very good to win this fight.”

Ugas: “I’m here to wreck any future plans Manny Pacquiao has in the ring and make sure that Saturday is his last fight.

“It feels great to be in the main event Saturday night against a true legend like Pacquiao. I can’t wait to get in the ring on Saturday night.

“I didn’t hesitate at all when I got offered this fight. I knew right away what a big opportunity it would be and what a win like this can do for my career.

“I always work hard and give it my all every day in training camp. We were already working for the Fabian Maidana fight. Of course, once I knew I was fighting Pacquiao, I was motivated even more, but I always give it my all in training camp.”

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