It’s literally been billed as the Fight of the Century and Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao is shaping up to be nothing short of that epithet.
Talked up for years, the bout, said to be the richest fight in history, will see the two fighters clash at the MGM Grand Hotel this Saturday, May 2.
Pacquiao says he’s ‘100 per cent confident’ of beating Mayweather, who has never lost a fight, while Pacquiao has five losses on his record. Then again, Pacquiao has won more bouts than Mayweather, so his experience in the ring could give him an edge. The only way to find out for sure is to tune in to the big fight live.
Where can I watch Mayweather vs Pacquiao in the UK?
Rights to Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao are exclusive to Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. You’ll have to order the match on your Sky+HD box or book over the phone or online.
Mayweather vs Pacquiao plus the full undercard costs £19.95 on Sky Sports Box Office if you order before midnight on Friday (May 1).
From midnight, Friday, May 1 (until 7.00am on Sunday, May 3) the event will be priced at £19.95 if you book yourself (from your Sky remote or online) or or £24.95 if you book over the phone, plus booking agent fees.
On Sunday, three hour repeats will be shown at 10.00am, 1.00pm, 4.00pm, 7.00pm & 10.00pm.
TalkTalk TV customers can also watch Mayweather vs Pacquiao on Sky Box Office for the reduced price of £14.95.
What channels are showing Mayweather vs Pacquiao in the UK?
Sky Sports Box Office (channel 491) and Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 492) will show the fight live on May 2 and then broadcast repeat viewings the following day. You’ll be able to record the fight in SD and HD on your Sky+HD box.
TalkTalk TV customers can tune in to YouView channel 528 from April 30 to book the fight. Customers with a Plus TV box will be able to record the fight.
What time does the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight start in the UK?
Both Sky and TalkTalk will start broadcasting from midnight on Saturday, May 2.
There will be undercard events prior to the main event, which is currently due to kick off at 4:00am UK time.
Note that everything is subject to change, so be prepared to dig in if you want to stay up for this one. Alternatively, set a recording and wake up at a decent time on Sunday and watch at your leisure. Just make sure to stay away from the news channels and social media beforehand.