‘Thrilla’ in Manila Part 2

‘Thrilla’ in Manila Part 2

The world welterweight title fight between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and American Chris Algieri which will be held at The Venetian in Macau on Nov. 23 promises to be another blockbuster event similar to the 1975 Ali-Frazier fight held in Manila.

Although the bout will be held in the east, the opening bell is estimated at 12:15 p.m. so it can be seen live on primetime TV in the US.

The coverage will also allow US pay-per-view audience to view vital parts of the events such as the formal arrival of the fighters, open workout, roundtable interviews, press conference and the official weigh in.

Algieri will arrive in Macau on Nov. 14 ahead of Pacquiao, who will hit on Nov. 17. The formal arrival rite is set at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 (Tuesday).

The other schedule are the press conference at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 (Wednesday) and the roundtable interviews of coach Freddie Roach and Algieri’s cornerman Tim Lane at 11 a.m. on Nov. 21 (Friday).

The same thing happened during the 1975 Thrilla in Manila when Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought a bloody bout at around noontime to accomodate US viewers via satellite on primetime.