Pacquiao-Bradley vs Heat-Celtics: Boxing PPV Slot Can Run Through 4 OTs in Game 7

Manny Pacquiao and LeBron James are both stars of the Saturday night sports schedule. (Photos by Harry How and Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

As we mentioned last night, tomorrow night's Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley pay-per-view will be going head-to-head with game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, and Top Rank's Bob Arum said then that the main event would not start until the game was over.

Arum made that clear again this afternoon in a Yahoo! radio interview, and this evening XFINITY Sports tweeted that the PPV slot runs until 2 a.m. EDT, which is standard, giving everyone time for the basketball game to go through about four overtime periods.

In his Yahoo! interview, Arum seemed to essentially concede that many fans will not be watching the undercard, as the basketball game starts at 8:30 and the PPV goes live at 9.

Probably the funniest (and worst) thing that could happen here is a couple of overtimes and the HBO crew having to stand around and find things to talk about. One would also figure the fighters and their teams would eventually get a bit anxious and wonder why they're taking a backseat to a basketball game taking place nearly 3,000 miles away, if the fight were delayed long enough.

Chances of any delay are fairly low, as the main event fighters usually aren't in the ring until Midnight EDT, anyway. But stupider things have certainly happened.


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