It’s officially fight week for the biggest match of this generation. Those south of the border looking to watch Floyd Mayweather take on Manny Pacquiao this Saturday just got some really good news. According to TMZ sports, the two major networks in the country, Televisa and Azteca, have come to an agreement to air the fight for free in Mexico this weekend.
The World Boxing Commission, one of the sanctioning bodies for the fight, is based out of Mexico City and told TMZ, “Televisa and Azteca must be recognized for their great commitment, for bringing to Mexico this bout for free. This has never, ever happened in any country of the world.”
The WBC has a long history with both fighters, and their Welterweight Championship that Mayweather currently holds is up for grabs in the fight. They also work with the networks in Mexico often, so it seems that they lent a helping hand in making the fight free in their home country.
For everybody else, Mayweather and Pacquiao face off this Saturday on pay-per-view for the hefty price of $89.99 in standard definition and $99.99 in HD.