Ooredoo Qatar to screen Mayweather vs. Pacquiao ‘Fight of the Century’
We’ve received dozens of inquiries about how Qatar residents can tune into tonight’s “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
The boxers will face off in Las Vegas in the early morning, Qatar time. Speaking to Doha News, an Ooredoo spokesman said this weekend that the telecom provider has just secured the rights to screen the fight.
Those with Mozaic can watch the match live on Pay per View Channel 510 for QR125, with the pre-show starting at 4am Doha time tomorrow (Sunday, May 3). He added that replays would be aired at 10am, 3pm and 7pm.
There don’t appear to be many other options for Qatar residents who wish to tune into the match. Online, the National is live-blogging the event here.
At least one business in Doha is planning to screen the boxing match, but Eve Events Catering and Services said its venue is now completely booked.
And BeinSports told Doha News this morning that the channel does not have the rights to broadcast the fight.
In a light-hearted story last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Pacquiao appeared to have more support in Qatar than Mayweather based on the number of “likes” each fighter has accumulated on their respective Facebook pages.
How do you plan to watch? Thoughts?