KUALA LUMPUR, April 28, 2015:
The petition calling for the “Fight of the Century”, the Floyd Mayweather Jr versus Manny Pacquiao boxing match, to be shown live in Malaysia has gained much ground, even managing to catch the attention of Astro broadcasting company.
While it has so far garnered 474 signatures, it also resulted in a reply on Facebook from Astro to the creator of the petition, Belvin Gill.
“Hi All, as sports fan ourselves, we share your disappointment. The cost for the broadcast rights for the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather match has increased 10 folds.
“Hence, the pay-per-view fee for this match is estimated to increase several times compared with the fee for previous Manny Pacquiao boxing matches. For your information, the pay per view fee for a Manny Pacquiao boxing match last year was RM49.95 for residential customers.
“On the other hand, rest assured that we are looking into this petition thoroughly and have forwarded to the relevant team for their review,” the reply stated.
It is hoped that the petition would bring some good news to boxing fans in the country and join those watching all around the world.