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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.

Boxing 101 for new fans watching Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

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 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.

Boxing preview: keys to victory for Mayweather and Pacquiao

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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