Makati sets up free viewing of Pacquiao-Mayweather bout in Makati coliseum

By on April 27, 2015

Makati City, one of Metro Manila's central business district. (j_0_n / Flickr)
Makati City, one of Metro Manila’s central business district. (j_0_n / Flickr)

MANILA — Makati City residents need not pay to watch live the much-awaited fight between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., touted as the “Fight of the Century”, as the city governement will host live streaming event on May 3, Sunday, at the Makati Coliseum in Barangay La Paz.

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay said the city government will host the free viewing in Makati of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Binay said the fully-airconditioned Coliseum would be opened starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday to allow spectators to settle in and watch the undercard matches up to the main event, through a high-definition LCD widescreen measuring nine feet by 12 feet.

Around 1,000 tickets will be distributed to senior citizens, persons with disability and other residents of La Paz and nearby barangays through their barangay captain for reserved seating nearest to the widescreen. Monobloc chairs will be arranged at the basketball court covered with protective matting for those with tickets.

Meanwhile, viewers without tickets can seat on a first come, first served basis anywhere else in the coliseum, which has a seating capacity of 3,000.

Residents are also encouraged to get in touch with their barangay officials regarding other venues where they could freely watch the fight live and without commercial breaks.