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via press release:

THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY REACHES NEW HEIGHTS:

FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MANNY PACQUIAO WILL NOW BE SEEN IN SPACE

 

Photo: Esther Lin / SHOWTIME

 

 

New York, NY – May 4, 2015 –  For the first time ever, a pay-per-view blockbuster world championship fight will be seen in space, as SHOWTIME Sports®  and HBO Sports®  have partnered with NASA to release the welterweight title unification bout between 11-time, five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao to the United States astronaut crew on the International Space Station. At the request of the ISS, the fight was packaged and delivered for the crew to watch at their leisure. Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision in Saturday night‘s main event, and remains undefeated with a record of 48-0.

 

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was a 12-round welterweight world championship unification bout promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., and sponsored by Tecate. The pay-per-view telecast was co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® on Saturday, May 2 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

 

 

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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