Where to Watch the Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fight in Tuscaloosa
The long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is finally here. After years of waiting for these two boxers to step into the ring together, fans will be able to see two of this generation's greatest fighters on Saturday night.
The fight will be broadcast live on pay-per-view, but it won't be cheap if you want to have some friends over and watch it at home. There are two price points for the match: $90 for standard definition and $100 for high definition. With each fighter getting a portion of the television money, Mayweather stands to make as much as $200 million total.
But if you don't want to spend that kind of money, there are a few Tuscaloosa bars showing the fight. All options will cost you, but at least you'll be saving money to put towards food and drinks.
For a $20 cover charge, you can chow down on wings and enjoy the lovely waitresses while you watch Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Hooter's is generous enough to even give you $20 worth of coupons to help offset the cover charge. The restaurant is taking reservations if you want to make sure you get a seat.
Anther option is Wilhagan's in downtown Tuscaloosa. This bar and restaurant hosted the watch party for Deontay Wilder's WBC championship bout in January so it's becoming a bit of a boxing go-to. To get a seat, you'll have to purchase a ticket, which will cost you $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The Wilder fight got very crowded so you might want to show up early for this one as well.
Rounders on the Strip will also be showing the fight on Saturday and it's going to be your cheapest option. The first 50 tickets are $12 plus a fee, the next 100 are $15 plus a fee, and the last 100 are $18 plus a fee. You can buy them on their website as well.
While the price is $100 for individuals, it can run into the thousands of dollars for businesses to carry it. That's why so few places offer the opportunity, and the ones that do have to charge a cover. Even though many Buffalo Wild Wings across the country will be airing the fight, Tuscaloosa will not be among the locations.