KUALA LUMPUR — July 13, 2018: RTM will air the Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse fight after all.
Insiders earlier told Twentytwo13 the allocation to air the July 15 bout was not approved by the finance ministry.
However, Twentytwo13 was informed the national broadcaster will now air the fight but it remains unknown how much the government will pay for it.
The earlier report said RTM would not telecast the fight because there was no allocation.
“Perhaps it’s due to the short notice… if this was planned earlier perhaps RTM would have had an opportunity to air the bout,” said a source.
The cheapest ticket for the fight at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil is RM488 and the most expensive RM19,888. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will be among the VIPs.