Over 1,500 Capitol employees will get a chance to watch for free the match between Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in what is dubbed as “The Fight of the Century” this Sunday, May 3.
The live showing of the match through pay-per-view is the highlight of the series of activities during the Capitol’s family day.
“To serve as highlight of this event and, in support of our boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, the … “Fight of the Century” will be shown live at the Capitol Social Hall via pay-per-view for the benefit of the employees, courtesy of the Cebu Provincial Government,” the memorandum signed by Provincial Administrator Mark Tolentino stated.
Free lunch will be served to employees who will be attending but they need to bring their own provisions for any members of their family who will be coming as well.
Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III, in a press conference yesterday, said he has also availed of a pay-per-view in his home.
“I think I will drop by the Capitol on that day,” he told reporters.
Davide said the event at the Capitol on Sunday will be like a picnic while watching the fight.
At 8:30 a.m., Capitol employees will hear mass and wellness and fitness activities are also lined up for the employes.
PPV is the service cable companies charges so fans can watch live shows, like sporting events or glamorous awards shows.
This will allow boxing fans to experience the fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather on May 2 (US time) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in the comfort of their own homes, with commentaries, and no commercial breaks.
Tickets to the fight were sold minutes after they were put on sale last April 23.
Each sold between US$1, 500 to US$10,000 for the MGM Grand which has a 16,800-person capacity.
In the US, fans may watch the event on pay-per-view for US$90 to US$100 (P4,000 to P4,500), depending on quality.
Here in the Philippines, local television channels ABS-CBN, GMA, and TV5 will be broadcasting the event.