After an action packed month full of FIFA World Cup fever, DSPORT brings live action of the much awaited blockbuster WBA Welterweight Boxing championships for the Indian viewers on 15th July, Sunday, 6:30 am onwards. The clash between Manny Pacquiao & Lucas Matthysse, considered to be the ‘Battle of the Champions’, will be broadcast live on the channel exclusively for the Indian viewers. Both athletes will face each other in the Welterweight World Title in the 140lbs category. This world title fight is one of the biggest events after the 2017 mega face-off between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, titled the ‘$100-million-dollar fight’, which attracted massive attention from the Indian viewers. Not just that, the card will also feature upcoming Indian Boxer Siddharth Varma in a 6-round tie against Malaysian boxer Theena Thayalan.
Apart from the main event, the card will also witness the WBA 126 world title to be fought between Filipino Jhack Tepora (21-0, 16 KO's) and Edivaldo Ortega (26-1-1, 12 KO's) of Tijuana, Mexico. Venezuelan WBA Jr. Flyweight world champion Carlos Cañizales (20-0-1, 16 KO's) will also fight to defend his title against Chinese challenger Bin Lu (1-0, 1 KO's).
The World Boxing Association came into existence back in 1921, since then this association has been giving representation to all the boxers by recognizing their talent and showcasing this talent to the world. DSPORT is honored to bring all the action, giving a chance to the Indian viewers and enthusiasts to be a part of this highly entertaining tournament.