Fight of the Century: Pacquiao Vs. Mayweather

Fight of the Century: Pacquiao Vs. Mayweather

Kristine Abante brings you the lowdown from the FILIPINO entertainment world



BOXING FANS ARE awaiting the long-anticipated fight of the century between Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. The fight will be shown, via live telecast in the UAE on Sunday, May 3.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight showdown set for Saturday night, May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will go down in history as boxing’s richest fight ever with Mayweather possibly earning $120 million or more, while Pacquiao’s split will likely be around $80 million, on top of his endorsement deals.

Mayweather himself announced the bout last Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online.

“I promised the fans we would get this done and we did,” Mayweather said.

Five years in the making, the big fight finally came together with both fighters putting aside past differences over various issues — including drug testing and television rights — to reach an agreement.

Where to watch the Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight in the UAE :

Atelier M

• Where: Pier 7, Dubai Marina

• Price: Dhs99 including buffet breakfast

• Timings: Live from 7am

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Boracay Club

• Where: Asiana Hotel, Salahuddin Road, Dubai

• Price: Dhs88/net including breakfast in Lamesa restaurant

• Timings: Doors open 5am/ Breakfast served from 5am–9am

boracayclub.com

Club Seven

• Where: Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Karama, Dubai

• Price: Dhs80 with breakfast

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Fibber Magee’s

• Where: Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

• Timings: Open at 6am

• Cost: Dhs50 including breakfast and soft drinks

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Original Wings and Rings

• Where: Liberty Tower, DIFC

• Price: The Buffalo Breakfast is priced at Dhs150

• Timings: Open from 5am

Facebook: facebook.com/OriginalWingsAndRings

CINEMAS

Six designated Novo Cinemas will screen the fight live.

• Timings: 5am-9am UAE time and will also include some of the undercard fights

• Price: Dhs99 including breakfast

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TV COVERAGE

OSN is broadcasting the fight live on OSN Box Office 1 HD (Channel 31) on May 3, at 5am UAE time. Three replays of the contest will be shown throughout the day. Repeats will start at 10am UAE time. Pay per view costs Dhs125. See osn.com

Etisalat is charging Dhs125 for pay per view. Call 800101 or see etisalat.ae

du will screen the fight live on channel 500, available free to all du TV subscribers.


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