On Saturday night Las Vegas time, the two greatest boxers of their generation will meet in a ring. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will duke it out at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in what has been dubbed “the Fight of the Century”. It’s been called this for a lot of reasons, not least of them being that both boxers will earn hundreds of millions of dollars, regardless of what happens.
A number of venues around Melbourne are airing the match, which begins broadcasting at 11am on Sunday (the match is estimated to start around 2pm), with many providing special events, packages or menus for the occasion.
Precinct Hotel (Richmond) has lined up some “dude food” including sticky beef ribs, hot dogs, $20 beer and burger deals and a selection of sharing plates.
The Local Port Melbourne is providing a burger and beer special, where $20 will get you a chicken, beef or veggie burger of your choice, accompanied by a pot of Boag’s Draught.
The Empress Hotel (North Fitzroy) has created a “fight food” menu for the day, with chicken strips, French fries and spring rolls on offer.
Turf Bar and Restaurant have the Main Event Menu featuring double bacon, cheese and fried egg rolls, sliders, buffalo wings and chilli fries.
If you’re interested to see what all the hype actually boils down to (but not interested enough to pay the almost $60 for pay-per-view) here are some other venues screening the fight.
Young and Jackson
Melbourne Central Lion Hotel
Elephant and Wheelbarrow
Turf Bar and Restaurant
Royal Melbourne Hotel
The Savoy Tavern
The Palace Hotel, South Melbourne
Limerick Arms Hotel, South Melbourne
Bells Hotel, South Melbourne
Pint on Punt Hotel, Windsor
Union Hotel, Windsor
Mt Erica Hotel, Prahran
Bridie O'Reillys, South Yarra
Inkerman Hotel, Balaclava
Precinct Hotel, Richmond
Sporting Globe, Richmond
Rising Sun Hotel, Richmond
Eglin Inn Hotel, Hawthorn
Glenferrie Hotel, Hawthorn
Tower Hotel, Hawthorn
Harp of Erin Hotel, Kew East
Royal Hotel, Essendon
Linconshire Arms Hotel, North Essendon
Pascoe Vale Hotel, Pascoe Vale
Royal Derby Hotel, Fitzroy
Terminus Hotel, Abbotsford
Browns Corner Hotel, Coburg
Cramers Hotel, Preston
Grandview Hotel, Fairfield
Albion Charles Hotel, Northcote
The Empress Hotel, North Fitzroy
Bridie O'Reillys, Brunswick
The Castle Hotel, North Melbourne
Laurel Hotel, Ascot Vale
Waterloo Cup Hotel, Moonee Ponds
The Sporting Globe, Moonee Ponds
Moonee Valley Legends, Moonee Valley
Cricketers Arms Hotel, Port Melbourne
The Local Port Melbourne, Port Melbourne
Middle Park Hotel, Middle Park
The Fifth Province, St Kilda
Elephant and Wheelbarrow, St Kilda
Hotel Barkley, St Kilda
Village Belle Hotel, St Kilda
Elsternwick Hotel, Elwood