Watch Mayweather vs. Pacquiao for free, only in MexicoBy Dania Vargas Austryjak
The fight of the year on May 2nd.
The highly anticipated boxing match between the (so far) undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. (United States) and the eight division world champion Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao (Philippines) – what some are in fact calling the “Fight of the Century” – will be broadcast worldwide as a pay-per-view event, including in the United States. Mexico however? No extra charge.
The dispute for the Welterweight Championship taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 2nd is the highest paid event in the world until now. The 1000 tickets available for the general public reportedly sold out in a matter of minutes. Prices were up to US $7,500 with resale prices reaching over US $100,000. This actually surpasses the price for Superbowl tickets which had previously held the record for highest pricing for a sporting event.
These prices put the cost of viewing the fight on TV a little more into perspective. If you plan to watch this event from the comfort of your home or a friend’s place in the United States, you can indeed be expected to be charged nearly US $100. In Mexico, however, major TV networks will be transmitting the event at no extra cost. "Televisa and Azteca must be recognized for their great commitment, for bringing to Mexico this bout for free,” according to the World Boxing Council quoted by TMZ Sports. “This has never, ever happened in any country of the world."
So, if you have the opportunity to travel to Mexico or you are already here, feel free knowing that you can enjoy this mega fight at no extra expense. There is a catch however… The event will have a 30 minute delay. So if you want to guard yourself from spoilers, you might want to put the smartphone down and stay off online social networks. Just enjoy the moment and wait until the new Welterweight Champion emerges victorious.
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