Saturday night's welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is being hailed as the "fight of the century." The pre-fight promotional blitz is touting the event as one of boxing's all-time greatest match-ups, joining the ranks alongside Ali vs. Foreman and Tyson vs. Holyfield before the first punch is even thrown. It's a fight five years in the making and one of the year's biggest and most highly anticipated sporting events.
And it won't be cheap to watch.
Mayweather vs. Pacquio is set to become the biggest pay-per-view fight of all time, with over 3 million cable subscribers set to fork over $90 to $100 — the most expensive pay-per-view rates for a boxing fight ever — to watch the punches fly at home.
Fortunately there are cheaper ways to catch the fight, thanks to your local sports bars. Here are 6 places where you can the fight tomorrow night.
1. Ticket Sports Pub
The popular downtown sports bar is taking reservations for tomorrow night's 8 p.m. fight, but you'll have to call them to find out how much their cover charge will set you back. 420 E. Houston St., (210)-222-9722, ticketsportspub.com.
2. Little Woodrow's
You don't have to make reservations, but seating is first-come, first-served, and there is a $30 cover charge. 2535 Babcock Rd., (210) 692-1500, littlewoodrows.com, facebook.com/littlewoodrowsSA
3. Papa Woody's Roadhouse
Papa Woody's is showing the fight on a 15-foot HD screen. $12 cover charge. 8902 S. Presa St., (210) 534-6000, facebook.com.
4. 4th Quarter Sports Bar
4th Quarter is setting up a 15" outdoor projector screen to show the fight. 10 indoor tables are available for reservation. All other seating is first-come, first-served. Cover charge is $10 for women and $20 for men. 8779 Wurzbach Rd., (210) 561-4444, facebook.com.
5. Fast Eddie's Sports Tavern & Social Club
There's a $20 cover charge, but, hey, it includes free pool. Multiple locations, fasteddiesbilliards.com.
6. Ojos Locos
To popular northwest side joint is reserving tables, but you'll ahve to call for information. 5809 NW Loop 410, (210) 448-5626, facebook.com/ojoslocossanantonio