When Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao square off inside the MGM Grand Saturday night it may or may not turn out to be the fight of the century. Both storied fighters are in their late 30s and in agreeing to the fight are answering a clamoring from boxing fans that has existed for the better part of a decade. The two are expected to share a fight purse that could exceed $300 million—a 60-40 split in favor of Mayweather—with a large portion of that coming from pay-per-view sales.
In fact, the $89.99 price tag ($99 for High Definition) for the fight eclipsed the old record, which was previously $15 less. For those unable to afford a ticket to the event, which had an entry level price of $3,500 on StubHub today, or don’t want to buy three 18-packs of Tecate or Tecate Light to earn a $50 mail-in rebate for their pay-per-view purchase, here are some bars in the city that will be showing the fight.
Gallagher’s Pub & Grill: Gallagher’s will be charging a $20 cover and will have the same specials that it normally has on Saturdays.
Legends Sports Bar: Legends boasts the “biggest screen in town” and might also be charging the city’s biggest cover at $40 per person. Seating at Legends for the day of the event is on a first come, first serve basis and the bar won’t be taking reservations.
Panama Joes: Just a few blocks West on 2nd Street, Panama Joe's will be showing the fight but as of now management said the cover charge will be “discretionary” and determined the night of the fight.
Cirivello’s Sports Stop: This family-friendly East Long Beach fixture will be charging a $10 cover the night of the fight (free for those under 12). They will also be showing the fight in its bar area through a huge projector screen, but it will be limited to guests over 21 years old. Booths at the bar area seat groups of six, but require a table minimum of $125.
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