How to Watch Pacquiao vs. Mayweather for Free
On Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will meet in the center of the ring at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada to unify boxing's welterweight championship. The Fight of the Century had been rumored for years, and most people thought the two boxers would never agree to meet in the ring. After Mayweather and Pacquiao happened to both attend a Miami Heat game, the two boxing legends quickly agreed on all the particulars. Like ring announcer Michael Buffer always says, "thousands of people will be in attendance and millions will be watching around the world." Instead of spending $89.95 to watch the fight on Pay-Per View in standard definition or another $10 for high-def, you can enjoy the biggest boxing match in a generation for free. All you have to do is purchase an HDTV antenna.
If you go to an electronics store like Best Buy or a superstore like Walmart, an HDTV antenna or rabbit ears start at about $10 and up. Since so many people today have either cable or satellite hooked up to the HDMI inputs in their HDTVs, they probably forgot that they still make the antenna connectors for these high-tech televisions. That simple $10 HD antenna will fit perfectly into the connector, giving you the opportunity to watch over-the-air HDTV for free! That includes Mexican broadcast television networks Azteca and Televisa, which bought the rights to air the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing clash for free in Mexico. The only caveat is the entire telecast is in Spanish.
In recent years, many of boxing's biggest Pay-Per-View events are seen for free in Mexico with little to no time delay. Word is, the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao superfight will be shown in a two-minute delay from the HBO-Showtime joint Pay-Per-View feed. So, take my advice: buy the HDTV antenna and spend the $100 on food and beer instead.