Billed as the fight of the century, the Welterweight Championship of the World boxing match between American champion Floyd Mayweather, 38, and Filipino Manny Pacquiao, 36, is finally upon us.
It takes place in the United States today and will be televised live in Singapore tomorrow at 9am.
The favourite to win is Mayweather, undefeated in 47 matches. If anyone has a chance at all of breaking his streak, it would be Pacquiao, the first eight- division world champion in the world and perhaps the best pound-for-pound boxer in history.
The fight is estimated to earn the fighters US$300 million (S$397 million), with Mayweather claiming US$180 million of the purse and Pacquiao the remainder.
Sports fans here can watch the match live on StarHub TV's SuperSports PPV HD (Channel 218) at $39.90. Or they could go to some pubs which are screening the fight. Here are six to consider.
The cabaret-style club features Mandopop live music and musicians from China, Hong Kong and Singapore. It is known for its boisterous atmosphere and dancers. It has three separate bars, one piano bar and a restaurant, Dolly Kitchen. Women enjoy free entry daily.
Where: 3B River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, 01-10 The Foundry
MRT: Clarke Quay
Info: www.facebook.com/Shanghai DollySG
Boomarang Bistro and Bar
Where: 52 Circular Road; and 60 Robertson Quay, 01-15 The QuaysideSingapore
MRT: City Hall, Clarke Quay
Food and drinks: It offers smoothies and milkshakes in addition to the usual alcoholic drinks. It also serves Australian cuisine as well as pizza ($14 to 28), and burgers ($22 to $25) and grilled mains ($17 to $32).
Urban Fairways Golf Bar
This golf bar boasts three state-of-theart golf simulators, which double up as big screens for movie and sports screenings. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight will be screened on one 50-inch screen.
Where: Capital Tower, 01-07, 168 Robinson Road
Food and drinks: Its specialities include sandwiches ($8 to $10) and gourmet pies ($9 to $16). It will give a free drink and a bacon buttee to the first 50 customers who show up on Sunday.
MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Where: The bar-and-dining chain has outlets in 19 locations all over the island - Angullia Park, Boat Quay, Changi Airport T1, Changi Airport T3, Chijmes, Claymore, Cuppage, Dempsey Hill, Esplanade, HarbourFront, Holland Village, Mapletree Business City, Marina Bay Link Mall, Novena, Pier Robertson, Riverside Point, Shenton Way, Tampines Grande, The Sail
Food and drinks: Menu offerings includes flatbreads, burgers and pastas.
The Penny Black
Where: 26/27 Boat Quay
MRT: Raffles Place/Clarke Quay
Food and drinks: Specialities include Traditional Roast ($19) and home-made Beef Burger ($18).
Muddy Murphy's Irish Pub
Where: 111 Somerset Road, 01-02 TripleOne Somerset
Food and drinks: Popular items include Fish 'n' Chips in ale batter ($17), Beef And Guinness Pie ($18) and the Irish Farmhouse Breakfast ($16).
This article was first published on May 02, 2015.
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