China will host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the sport's global governing body announced on Friday night in Tokyo.

The organizing committees of the Philippines and China made final presentations at a Tokyo hotel before votes were cast by FIBA Central Board members.

China defeated the Philippines, which received a boost from boxing great and delegation ambassador Manny Pacquiao, in the voting 14-7 and earned the hosting rights for the flagship event of FIBA. The country will host its first World Cup.