FAN CHAT: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, 9 p.m. ET

Join Communities Digital News Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fan Chat as boxing expert Gayle Falkenthal offers live play by play, images and more starting at 9 p.m. ET.

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SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2015 – Fight fans have been patient. The night has finally arrived. Will they witness history in Las Vegas?

There hasn’t been a more anticipated bout in boxing than the 12-round welterweight championship between boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao (47-0-0, 26 KOs) and undefeated Floyd Mayweather (57-5-2, 38 KOs). Those 36 minutes have the potential to changing the sport’s history with a Pacquiao upset. But a Mayweather victory would bolster his claim to be TBE (The Best Ever).

True fans of the Sweet Science are counting down the hours. So are we at Communities. We cannot recall more excitement surrounding a fight in decades.


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Join us for a live fight fan chat online covering the action for you right here on Communities Digital News. We will get the party started with undercard fights at 9 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. Pacific Time, with the main event scheduled at approximately 11 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Pacific.

If you are also watching Game 7 playoff between the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs, the game starts early at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will likely be over by the time of the fight. Pacquiao is a big basketball fan. He might relax backstage watching the game before his fight.

This fight is likely to break dozens of records, including the payouts to both boxers, the number of pay per views sold, the amount of bets made on the fight. The MGM Grand Garden Arena will be jam packed with celebrities and high rollers in every direction. The audience figures should be through the roof.

But in the end, despite their immense fame and wealth, it comes down to two men alone in a 20 by 20 foot square ring, a modest stage for such a mega fight. Only referee Kenny Bayless will be present inside with them. Their trainers and cornermen can only assist so much during the fight. In the end, boxing is a lonely sport no matter how many people are watching.

Ringside Seat will be watching and providing you insight, analysis, and sheer fan enthusiasm. Join fellow fans from around the world. New fans are welcome.

This bout is available for viewing on HBO and Showtime pay-per-view for $89.95 in standard definition and $99.95, a record price tag. You can also purchase and watch directly from Top Rank at http://www.toprank.tv While there are likely to be free – and illegal – live streams, the premium networks are going to get tough with offenders. Don’t count on them. The only place to legitimately see the fight for free is in Mexico, where two networks will show the fight; and at a friend’s house who will let you freeload.


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Join Communities Digital News for our Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fan Chat. Cheer your fighter on while following boxing expert Gayle Falkenthal’s interactive commentary, where you can ask questions and add comments to the conversation.

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Ringside Seat in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego.

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  • Georgie G.

    That was the worst boxing match I had ever wittnessed. there was no boxing match. Wanna know who won? Both boxers won. They each made millions off of what turned out to be one man chasing another for 90% of the fight. I wanted to see a boxing match not a chase. When Delihoya did the same exact thing that Mayweather did in one of his last fights Delihoya lost. That wasn’t a good boxing match either. Times have changed over the past 10-20 yrs. It use to be who was the strongest, who could take a punch better and who could hit harder. Get into the middle of the ring and bang with each other. Box. That’s what boxing use to be like.
    Now we have somebody that throws a jab scores a point and then runs, throws another jab scores a point and then runs. What the heck was that. And everybody is cheering the boxing match that we just wittnessed. That was a joke. Find me two men that have the balls to try and take each others best and remain standing at the end of it. Not who is the fastest runner. Maybe Bruce Jenner isn’t the only one who should be looking into a sex change.

    • Manny Reyes

      Georgie G. Manny Pacquiao had won the fight Mayweather paid the judges to switch the scores at the end so he can win i have proof i have the real score of who really should have won

  • Georgie G.

    The undercards where a lot better to watch then the main event. The first fight had two boxers in the ring. Even the second bout had two boxers in the ring. They all walked out with Bumps and brusers on their faces. Did Mayweather or Manny have a mark on either of them. That tells me that the boxing match was more closer to a tea party. Horrible!!!!!!!

    • Georgie G., Floyd is a tactician. Manny has always been a busy boxer-puncher, but he has a lot of ring mileage on him. Still, an intriguing matchup and now we no longer need to speculate. We all know Mayweather’s style. To complain about the fight is like ordering a kale salad and expecting it to taste like pizza. Those who are disappointed should watch Gennady Golovkin on HBO May 16 for a fight more to their liking.

  • Manny Reyes

    mayweather had paid the judges to switch the scores at the end i have proof they did manny pacquiao won the fight