The stage is set for a huge fight early in the boxing season this year when 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao squares off against 29-year old Adrien Broner on January, 19 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
In this fight, Pacquiao is motivated to defend the recent WBA (Regular) Welterweight title he took from Lucas Matthysse last July on a TKO against a hungry Broner who is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Mikey Garcia all the way back in 2017. However, before the battle in the ring begins on the 19th, which is a Saturday, the event really gets underway on Friday night during the official weigh-in that will also take place in Las Vegas. The tentative time when the fighters will hop on the scale is around 5:30 pm Eastern Time/4:30 pm Central Time.
The weigh-in caps off a full week of fight activities that consists of press-conferences between the fighters, open workouts, meet and greets, and other events. With around two weeks to go until fight night, it appears that both fighters are already on track to make the 147-pound welterweight limit. According to recent live streamed workouts and other online media, Pacquiao, who has never really ever had problems making weight, has had a solid camp and is looking lean and strong. Broner, who has had problems making weight in the past due to lack of discipline and focus, recently posted on social media his ripped physique that shows off a cut six-pack. Essentially, he seems to have put the past behind him and appears ready to go.
The weigh-in itself is generally open to the public to attend for free. In recent years, a fee has been charged for bigger fights like Mayweather vs Mcgregor and Pacquiao vs Mayweather. This time around, no announcements have been made of yet that a fee will be charged. So, if you want to see the weigh-in without paying at the MGM Grand, right now, you should be good to go.
Also just like attending the weigh in on site, it typically is televised for free on the network producing and distributing the fight and in this case, Showtime has the honors. If you don’t subscribe to Showtime and don’t want to miss the weight in, then you can always pay for the Pacquiao vs Broner PPV that will showcase all of the events of the fight leading up to actual battle. To make sure you don’t miss out, buy that pay-per-view package early.