Mayweather vs. Pacquiao DirecTV cost and start
By Allan Fox: For boxing fans who have DirecTV in their households rather than cable, they’ll be able to order this Saturday’s May 2nd fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) as well. The super-fight will cost DirecTV subscribers $89.95.
The fight card starts 9:00 PM ET. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is available in standard definition or high definition. To watch the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao card on high definition it will cost $99.95. It’s available on TV, not computer, tablet or phone with DirectTV.
The best way to order the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on DirectTV is online via this link: DirecTV ordering. With mobile phone you can text EVENT to 223322. Follow the instructions to get code of fight so that you can order it. The last thing you do is confirm the purchase of the fight and that’s it. The process is simple and straight forward with your mobile device.
The price that DirectTV will be selling the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is the same for cable viewers in the U.S. Boxing fans will be able to record it on their DVR as well.
Additionally, it’s also possible to order using your receiver if you have an internet connection. Use your remote control to order it by going to channel 123 or 124. For boxing fans who don’t have an internet connection for their receiver, they can order it by text message or online. To watch the fight at 9PM ET on May 2nd, tune into channel 123 or 124. For those who are unclear whether they have internet for their receiver, they can check by pushing the ‘DASH’ button on their remote to see if it’s connected. If it’s not connected you’ll get the following message: “Internet: Not detected” on your TV.
Mayweather and Pacquiao will be putting their world titles on the line in this unification match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao, the WBO welterweight champion, will be looking to capture Mayweather’s WBA and WBC 147 pound belts. The winner of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will be the unified champion of the welterweight division. The only title that won’t be in the winner’s grasp is the IBF belt held by champion Kell Brook. Getting a fight against him would likely be very easy because Brook has already made it clear that he would like to fight the winner of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. That’s the advantage that Mayweather and Pacquiao have. The two of them are so popular that they can easily lure the other champions at 140, 147 and 154 to fight them. In Pacquiao’s last fight in November of last year, he defeated WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri by having him move up to welterweight to face him.
Mayweather, 38, is still undefeated and he’s hoping that he can finish his pro career in September with a perfect 49-0 record. Pacquiao would appear to be his toughest fight of his career. However, Mayweather’s trainer/father Floyd Mayweather Sr. feels that he’s faced and beaten tougher opponents in the past like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Marcos Maidana and Miguel Cotto. Each of those fighters were bigger than Pacquiao and stronger punchers.