Pubs screen Mayweather v Pacquiao 'fight of the century'

The Penny Black.
The Penny Black.
Urban Fairways Golf Bar.
Urban Fairways Golf Bar.
Boomarang Bistro and Bar.
Boomarang Bistro and Bar.
Floyd Mayweather (left) and Manny Pacquiao will face each other in the Welterweight Championship of the World boxing match. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Floyd Mayweather (left) and Manny Pacquiao will face each other in the Welterweight Championship of the World boxing match. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Some pubs here will host live screenings of the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight

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.

Shanghai Dolly

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/ShanghaiDollySG

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).

Info: www.boomarang.com.sg

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

Info: urbanfairways.com

Harry’s Bar, Boat Quay

Where: 28 Boat Quay

MRT: Raffles Place

Food and drinks: Menu offerings includes flatbreads, burgers and pastas.

Info: harrys.com.sg

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).

Info: pennyblack.com.sg

Muddy Murphy’s Irish Pub

Where: 111 Somerset Road, 01-02 TripleOne Somerset

MRT: 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).

Info: muddymurphys.com