This weekend, @FloydMayweather and @MannyPacquiao will square off for the Welterweight Championship in one of the most talked-about fights in boxing history. If u cannot be able to waatch the fight then you have no need to worry. Twitter will be your home for all of the real-time live conversation before, during and after this highly anticipated face-off.
The official fight hashtag is #MayPac and here you can join the global sports conversation and read on for details about how Twitter will keep you connected to the Saturday night fight, whether you’re at the live event in Las Vegas or anywhere else.
To start, make sure you are following the undefeated champ @FloydMayweather and eight-time, eight-division champ @MannyPacquiao. From their twitter accounts you can look for behind-the-scenes photos and videos from both boxers as they bring fans closer to their preparation on Twitter.
For exclusive content related to the big fight, you should also follow @TRBoxing and @MayweatherPromo. HBO (@HBOBoxing) and Showtime (@SHOSports) Pay-Per-View will broadcast the fight and have a lot planned on Twitter. The networks have launched a hashtag battle, encouraging fans to Tweet #MayWins for Mayweather or #PacWins for Pacquiao. During the weigh-in show this Friday on HBO and during the pre-fight broadcast, fan predictions will be revealed live on-air, along with the results of the hashtag battle.
The MGM (@MGMGrand) in Las Vegas will visualize the hashtag battle outside on their digital marquee and inside the hotel lobby on TV screens.
All week long, HBO and Showtime have been sharing Twitter Mirror and Vine 360 video Tweets featuring legendary fighters, media personalities and celebrity guests at various fight-related events. On fight night, HBO’s ringside photographers will capture and Tweet photos of Manny Pacquiao as he returns to his corner via a Twitter Mirror. HBO’s roster of World Championship Boxers will also be invited to play the role of roaming photographer while using handheld Twitter Mirrors to capture their interactions with fellow fighters and celebrities ringside at the MGM. Additionally, the fight marks our first ever Twitter Amplify program with Showtime. Follow @ShoSports for epic Fight Week content, sponsored by @PizzaHut.
The two boxers, their fans, and especially celebrities have been clamoring for this fight to happen for over five years and the anticipation has unfolded on Twitter. In fact, Mayweather Tweeted about wanting to fight Pacquiao years ago: And Pacquiao asked for the fight last year:
Click here to view tweets (dating back to 2010) from legendary boxers, athletes, actors and musicians who all wanted this fight to happen:
Throughout the week, @HBOBOxing and @trboxing will use our new live-streaming app Periscope (@periscopeco) to bring fans the sights and sounds as they unfold. Pooch Hall (@iam_POOCHHALL) of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” will act as the official Periscope correspondent on the red carpet, where he’ll interview and interact with celebrities on Saturday. Be sure to use #MayPac to join the conversation as we approach match day.