Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao TV Schedule, Stream, Info & Betting Odds for Welterweight Championship Fight
At long last, the wait is finally over.
After years of heated words and building anticipation, two of the most celebrated fighters of their era will collide when Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao square off this weekend in a Welterweight Championship fight.
Just about everyone wishes they could be there in person to witness the match live. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you want to go, it will cost you. The cheapest tickets cost more than $5,000, and there aren't many left. If you want a floor side ticket, that will cost you more than $350,000.
For those of who will not be attending, there are alternative options to watching the fight.
The fight will be shown on HBO pay-per-view high demand for $99.99. It is also available on HBO pay- per-view standard for $89.99. This may seem like an enormous amount of money for just a single fight, but it sure beats the amount it takes to go to see the fight live. According to Sports Illustrated, Mexico will be airing the fight for free on Azteca and Televisa.
Many fans will also be attending local bars and restaurants where they are expected to show the match.
The next best option for boxing fans will be online streaming. You can try multiple boxing websites such as stream2watch.com, vipleague.se, and totalsportek.com to view the fight.
If you can't watch the fight on television, stream it online or go there in person, or don't feel like flying to Mexico, social media will be your best friend. Boxing experts and viewers will be using the hashtag #MayPac throughout the fight to inform fans what exactly is taking place with information and photos.
For the first time since 2008, Pacquiao is the underdog. The last time he was the underdog he defeated Oscar De La Hoya. Odds makers are making Mayweather the favorite to win, 11-25. Pacquiao has 7-4 odds. Most people are also betting that this fight will go the distance and not end in a knockout.
Pacquiao is a southpaw, and he brings great power. He is also two years younger. But, the odds makers are still buying into Mayweather extending his undefeated mark to 48-0 by way of decision.
This fight is expected to bring in more than $300 million, the most ever in boxing history. Mayweather will even be wearing a $25,000 mouth guard made out of diamond and gold. There's no doubt, this fight has money written all over it.
The first undercard fight will begin at 9 p.m. EST between Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Gamalier Rodriguez.
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