For a sport that has been around for more than one century and has seen legendary fighters such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Rocky Marciano and Mike Tyson, among others, all make their mark in the annals of boxing history, not a single aforementioned fighter can claim they were involved in the "Fight of the Century."
Read next: Read our Mayweather vs. Pacquiao recap.
Later this evening (Sat., May 2, 2015), live on pay-per-view (PPV) from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, two of the best boxers in history will finally square off in what many consider to be the most anticipated fight in pugilistic history. The undefeated, five-division and 10-time world champion Floyd Mayweather will finally throw down against his longtime nemesis and fellow legendary champion Manny Pacquiao.
With an unprecedented amount of intrigue in this fight, there is absolutely no question that this event will not only be the biggest in PPV and boxing history, but in combat sports history as a whole.
Catch all the action LIVE with a PPV main card start time of 9 p.m. ET (link to up-to-date Mayweather vs Pacquiao results coming soon).
Below is everything you need to know to stay on top of the "Fight of the Century:"
Who: Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao
When: Sat., May 2, 2015, beginning at 6 p.m. ET (un-televised undercard), with a 9 p.m. ET PPV start time
Where: MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
How To Watch: Main card at 9 p.m ET on PPV -- CLICK HERE
Live Mayweather vs Pacquiao results: Play-by-play coverage stream -- CLICK HERE
If you plan to watch Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao tonight on PPV, it will cost about $100; however, you can reduce that cost considerably if you drink Tecate beer. To locate the PPV channel in your area click here (enter your zip code in the box provided).
Why It Matters: Even if you are solely a
mixed martial arts (MMA) fan. Scratch that. Even if you never once cared about combat sports in your life, there is something special about any event being deemed the most important in the last 100 years. For boxing enthusiasts, this fight is essentially a fantasy playing out right in front of their very eyes. Mayweather vs Pacquiao has brought intrigue for nearly five years, and they will finally settle the score tonight. Whether or not you are a fan, this fight will break all records, and will ultimately be remembered for years to come. This is truly a once in a lifetime moment for sports fans, so sit back, relax, and enjoy what hopefully will be an epic battle between the two greatest boxers of our generation, and potentially of all time.
What's Hot: You already know about the highly anticipated main event, but were you aware of the two televised bouts prior to the historic showdown? As if Mayweather vs Pacquiao alone was not enough to whet the appetites of combat sports fans, pugilistic enthusiasts will also be treated to two more title fights when WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko puts his title on the line against the dangerous Gamalier Rodriguez. The second bout will feature WBC super bantamweight title holder Leo Santa Cruz, as he challenges Jose Cayetano in what should be a thrilling affair.
What's Not: To be frank, it is absolutely ludicrous that this PPV is so expensive. Ultimately, fight fans who prefer watching events alone will either be forced to dish out a cool Benjamin or head over to a local bar to catch the action. Sure, it is the biggest fight of the century, but is the $100 price point really necessary? Seems like overkill to me, but it sure won't stop millions of people from clicking "purchase" later on this evening.
Quick Links: With the "Fight of the Century" just hours away, why not brush up on tonight's main event with some of the excellent previews we have done on MMAmania.com:
Interest Level: 9/10
Regardless of the outcome of tonight's fight, once both men step into the ring in the MGM Grand, you just know you will feel the electricity from wherever you are watching.
This is truly a once in a lifetime event; a fight you will tell your children, and even your grandchildren about. As a sports fan, these are the moments you live for.
In a sport with such a storied history, no fight has ever mounted such worldwide interest as Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao.
The fight has finally arrived ladies and gentleman. And tonight we will all witness history.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round coverage of "Mayweather vs. Pacquiao" TONIGHT, starting with the pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast at 9 p.m. ET RIGHT HERE.
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