Now that Saturday, May 2 has arrived, boxing fans are turning to social media in order to catch the mega-fight online. As reported by the Inquisitr, two piracy sites that advertised live web streaming of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight have been shut down. However, that doesn’t mean internet savvy fight fans can’t still catch video highlights almost immediately as they happen, as folks who watch the biggest boxing match in many decades will place them online.
First off, check the “What’s Hot” list from Alexa as the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight time approaches. The hottest URLs and web pages will show up there — and if anyone is streaming the megafight for free, the URL should appear on one of those pages. To get even more detailed, check the Mayweather-Pacquiao results and terms like megafight or “Pac-Man knocks out Mayweather in 70 seconds” (hey, a reporter can dream) in order to ferret out more video highlights.
Another choice is to search YouTube’s recently uploaded videos during the fight, using search terms like Mayweather, Pacquiao, megafight, and other creative boxing terms in order to see the new highlights that those who have access to the fight will surely record and upload faster than any copyright claims can shut them down.
Then there’s Twitter, wherein searching for Mayweather videos, Pacquiao videos, and megafight videos — which includes videos uploaded to Twitter and Vine — will more than likely pull up megafight video highlights just as fast or even faster than those uploaded to YouTube, although the Vine video highlights will only last six seconds.
Never forget that a good old Google search for “mega fight online” might also turn up results. However, avoid websites that seem nefarious or those that ask viewers to click suspicious links or try to entice them to download software that could be malware.
At least most folks in the United States don’t have to worry about turning their fridges off for the mega fight, as the Manila Times is reporting that those who live in the western region of Palawan are being asked to do this in order to save enough electricity for the big Manny versus Floyd fight.
If Mayweather shows up for the fight of the century instead of avoiding it as Pacquiao’s trainer fears he might, as reported by Daily Mail, it should be one amazing knock down.
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