Pacquiao fight ticket prices, TV rights to be announced this week

AN air of uncertainty surrounds the upcoming fight between Manny Pacquiao and Laucas Matthysee in Kuala Lumpur.

Following the April 15 press conference in Malaysia’s capital city, there have been no updates about the July 15 fight at Axiata Arena.

Tickets for the boxing bout have yet to go on sale while fans are wondering if the much-anticipated event will be aired on television.

MP KL representative Azlan Kamarul, however, assured fans more details of the fight will be revealed this week.

MP KL represents Manila-based MP Productions in Malaysia.

“There were some delays and then we had the 14th general election. With a new government in place, we have to revisit our conversations with the stakeholders,” said Azlan.

Pacquiao in action during training. – Image: Instagram (@mannypacquiao)

“As there is no Youth and Sports Minister at the moment, it is only right to meet either the prime minister (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) or the deputy prime minister (Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) to inform them about our event.”

Azlan said the organisers were in the midst of fixing the ticket prices.

“Hopefully, we will firm up the ticketing details and prices by this week.”

Twentytwo13 learnt MP Productions had approached Astro to broadcast the match.

It is understood Astro will offer pay-per-view to air the fight live while the delayed match will be aired on one of the Media Prima television stations (TV3 or TV9). The agreement is expected to be finalised this week.

Astro vice-president of sports business Lee Choong Khay confirmed talks were held but declined to elaborate.

“The concerned parties will make the necessary announcements when everything has been confirmed,” Lee said.