Whether you go to Las Vegas, watch the fight at a party or just stay home, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight is going to cost you big time! Well it’s going to cost you if you live in the United States, if you live in Mexico, you get to watch the fight for free!
The World Boxing Council tells TMZ Sports, two major Mexican TV networks have agreed to air the fight, Televisa and Azteca, so if you have a TV, you’re good to go.
The WBC says, “Televisa and Azteca must be recognized for their great commitment, for bringing to Mexico this bout for free. This has never, ever happened in any country of the world.”
FYI — Mexico also happens to be a major sponsor of the fight and the official beer of the bout is Tecate. Bottom line, Mexico is HEAVILY invested in the matchup despite the fact neither fighter is Mexican.
The fight will be held on May 2nd, which is the weekend just before May 5th. Cinco De Mayo is a major Mexican holiday and Floyd’s favorite weekend to fight.
Many were hoping for Mexican fighter Canelo Alvarez to fight Miguel Cotto on the May 2nd date but I’m sure they’re happy to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.