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What Time Is The Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fight This Saturday?

28/04/2015 14:58 BST | Updated 30/04/2015 15:59 BST
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Boxers Manny Pacquiao (R) from the Philippines and Floyd Mayweather from the US gesture while posing during a press conference on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, to launch the countdown to their May 2, 2015 super-fight in Las Vegas. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

'What time does the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight start?' is the question all sport fans should be asking.

The historic bout at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas takes place on Saturday night (US time) and we've all the information you need about how to keep up with the live event.

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will first touch gloves on May 2, but the timing is going to be a bit uncomfortable for UK boxing fans, unless you're a dedicated fan or insomniac. For UK viewers it will basically be happening in the early hours of May 3.

With Las Vegas being eight hours behind the UK it means you'll be waiting up until 4am to watch the fight. Good luck with that.

For TV viewers Sky Sports is offering a package at £19.95. Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, told the Independent: “This fight has everything and is set to be one of the biggest sports events of the year. As the home of boxing in the UK and Republic of Ireland, we’re thrilled to be awarded the rights.

“We’ll provide Sky Sports viewers with the best possible build-up across our channels and outlets and the best coverage of the fight itself from our team in Las Vegas.”


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