The biggest fight of the year is Saturday, but watching it can be a tad bit expensive. But, it does not have to be.
While ordering the pay-per-view will set you back almost a hundred bucks and a few bars in The Coachella Valley will be charging you anywhere from $20 to $500 to see the event, there are a few ways to see the fight without paying a dime:
1) Switch to DISH Network
DISH Network is running a promotion that gives new subscribers the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight at no cost Saturday night. New subscribers “must mention offer code ‘BOXING’ at time of order,” according to DISH’s website.
As with everything in life, there is a catch. While the fight is free, you do have to sign up for a two-year contract with DISH. But, if you have been thinking of switching anyway, maybe this is the nudge you needed.
2) Go to Fantasy Springs / Spotlight 29
Two east valley casinos, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and Spotlight 29, are showing the fight for free! How? Just shut up, stop asking questions, and hopefully they won’t change their minds. (UPDATE: Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa has also announced they will be showing the fight for free.)
3) Go to Mexico
While Americans are being asked to shell out cash to watch the fight, two major Mexican TV networks, Televisa and Azteca, are airing the mega fight for free.
4) Watch Online
Perhaps you can find the fight streaming (illegally) online. HBO and Showtime have already been cracking down on websites known to stream boxing – but, the internet being the internet, you may be able to find it streaming somewhere online (and probably pick up lots of malware and viruses along the way).