What are you doing May 2? Odds are you will be one of the millions worldwide watching the Mayweather v. Pacquiao boxing match at 8 pm CDT. The match is expected to break pay-per-view records and could generate over $270 million in revenue for pay-per-view alone. Billed as "The Fight of the Century", Mayweather and Pacquiao will settle their longstanding rivalry at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
So how can you watch the match in Houston without the $89.99 pay per view fee? We recently called a handful of sports bars around town to find out. Below are some of Houston's favorite sports bars and their plans to televise the match live:
- Cadillac Bar - $25 cover
- Champps Americana - $30 cover
- Christian's Tailgate Bar and Grill (all 4 locations) - $20 cover
- Diablo Loco - $25 cover
- Lucky's Pub - $15 cover
- Mezzanine Lounge - $20 cover
- Social Junkie - $10 cover, plus other VIP packages
- Twin Peaks (all 4 locations) - $25 cover
And if you're interested in the next big fight in Houston, Canelo v. Kirkland takes place at Minute Maid Park May 9. Currently, Champps Americana is planning on showing that match for a $20 cover charge.