It is finally here! Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally accepted the challenge and he will be fighting the one boxer that millions of boxing followers have wanted to clash against him, that is, the boxer from the Philippines, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. After several years of unsuccessful negotiations, they finally have come up to an agreement to fight in the ring on the 2nd of May 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It is considered by a lot of fans from around the world as a super mega ‘dream fight’ that everyone wouldn’t miss. Unluckily, some of them is not in front of the television or maybe forgot to get a PPV to watch Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight. And as a fellow boxing fan, I don’t want my “guys” to miss this once in a lifetime event.
This article will feature some tricks and tips on how to watch this highly anticipated match of the year and a possible candidate to become the fight of the century.
You might be aware of the upcoming boxing event, Star Power: Mayweather vs. Ortiz on September 17, 2011 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas (as I have mentioned on my Kentips.com’ post). This event falls during the Mexican Independence weekend and they will celebrate the said commemorative event with a big blast of world class boxing.
Do you know that at stake on this bout is the current WBC Welterweight title of the American-Mexican Victor Ortiz?
Now to how to watch Mayweather vs. Ortiz?
The list below shows the different methods of watching it for a fee and free.
- Pay Per View. Of course this is the best option as you will surely have a high quality video feed of the fight without the worries of not watching it. HBO in the US is the authorized channel that sells the PPV while Primetime UK is for UK not Sky. In other countries, just ask your local cable provider for rates and availability. This option is highly recommended by Kentips.com.
- Free Live Streaming. Some blogs do provide a free way to watch fights like this through live streaming and they usually put it on video stream providers like UStream, Justin, LiveStream, SOPCAST, etc. The problem with this option is how you will find it. Later, in my post as found on the home page of the site , I will try to share you places on the web and SOPCAST channels where you can conveniently watch Mayweather vs. Ortiz without the trouble of searching and roaming around the web.
- Live Boxing Sites. Some sites like THIS SITE, offers a live boxing for a small fee for a month of subscription. Check it out if you want to watch live boxing. I think they have different prize package depending on your desired coverage or event to watch.
Some other resources you can visit to have more details about the Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight:
Aside from the Gamboa vs Ponce De Leon match that I’ll be watching this weekend, there will be another boxing event that will be happening in the Philippines involving the best fighters of the Philippines versus the best boxers of Mexico. The said event is dubbed as PINOY PRIDE 8: Philippines vs. Mexico (PP8) which is scheduled to happen on September 10, 2011 at 6 PM PHT/GMT+8 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City.
The main event for the said boxing showdown will be the fight between the World Boxing Organization Intercontinental flyweight crown holder 23-year old Milan Melindo (22-0-0 8 KOs) who will be defending his title against the veteran boxer of Mexico, Fransisco Rosas (22-8-2 13 KOs). However, recent weigh-in resulted to a disappointing overweight failure for Rosas that cost him his title if in case he wins against Melindo. So this mean that the Filipino boxer should deal with this overweight opponent.
Beside the Melindo vs. Rosas match-up, other fights that will be feature on this event are the bout Jason Pagara (27-1-0 16 KOs) versus Rosbel Montaya (12-2-1, 11 KOs) and Genesis Servania (14-0) versus Gerson Guerrero (34-8, 26 KOs).
The Pinoy Pride VIII: Philippines vs. Mexico will be televised live by ABS-CBN Channel 2 in the Philippines and will be rebroadcast by Studio 23 later. If you want to watch Pinoy Pride 8 online, you can return here this weekend to witness this great bouts.
Note: Other boxing event that you should watch out this September 2011: Gamboa vs. Ponce De Leon on September 10, 2011, Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight on September 17, 2011.