R avoids a punch from Conor McGregor in the first round of their super welterweight boxing match. While the final numbers have yet to be tallied, we do know that a big chunk of viewers managed to snag the highly anticipated fight for free. Variety reported the bout was illegally live-streamed on rebroadcasts across the internet, reaching an estimated total of 2.
By Molly Rubin August 23, The eclipse may be over, but another extraordinary event will likely have Americans glued to their TV sets this weekend: Floyd Mayweather vs.
Conor McGregor. Here are all the ways Americans can watch Mayweather vs. Those willing to pay the steep price tag can order the fight through their cable provider and watch on their home TVs.
Viewers who buy the fight through Showtime must watch on the device they purchase it on. Anyone who purchases the fight through Showtime pay-per-view will be granted free trial access to CBS All Access and Showtime streaming, which will offer additional free content in the lead-up to the match.
Sling TV Cord-cutters without a cable subscription can watch the fight on Sling , the multichannel internet-hosted live TV streaming service, through its pay-per-view offerings. Viewers will be able to fast-forward, rewind, and pause the live broadcast on Sling-supported devices or directly on Sling apps for iOS and Android.
Movie theaters Fathom Events, an entertainment company that broadcasts live events in movie theaters across the US, will live stream the fight in select US movie theaters across the country.
Check out which theaters will be showing Mayweather vs. McGregor in your area here.
Bars Thousands of bars across the country will host Mayweather vs. McGregor viewing parties Saturday night for crowds of eager fans.
Metro has put together a list of some of the best viewing parties in bars around New York City. But if you have friends or neighbors who are planning to watch the Mayweather vs.
McGregor showdown this Saturday, your best bet is mooching off of them. In exchange for the invite, offer to bring some fresh guac and your unwavering gratitude.