We’re sure you’re off to polish your shoes or whatever it is kids do these days on Friday night, but wait! There’s a new Twitter News Weekly here for your viewing pleasure that you and your friends can talk about while smoking tobacco. In this week’s episode, we talk about the sudden death of Mickey Mouse, the resurrection of Walt Disney, Deflate Gate and the ‘Fight of the Century’. Enjoy!
– The Average Nobodies
ICYMI: Burger King paid for king to walk in with Floyd Mayweather. Estimated to cost $1M+ pic.twitter.com/hCj6TCEC42
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 4, 2015
Best million dollars ever spent. When I was watching the fight Saturday I had already had a few beers, so I honestly thought I was hallucinating the Burger King into existence in Floyd Mayweather’s entourage. I was the Burger King one year for Halloween and I thought he was coming back to haunt me in a vulnerable moment. Alas, it was not a dream, and the Burger King really was at the fight and walked Floyd to the ring. My personal disgust for Floyd Mayweather as a living, breathing being aside, this was awesome. According to UPROXX, the digital consumption around Burger King has increased 1,343% since the fight. While I have no idea what that means, 1,343 is a high number, so it must be good. Why is Burger King working so closely with a piece of shit like Floyd Mayweather? Well, that’s a story for a different time, but for now, the King is in.
Mexico – It’s officially fight week for the biggest match of this generation. Those south of the border looking to watch Floyd Mayweather take on Manny Pacquiao this Saturday just got some really good news. According to TMZ sports, the two major networks in the country, Televisa and Azteca, have come to an agreement to air the fight for free in Mexico this weekend.
The World Boxing Commission, one of the sanctioning bodies for the fight, is based out of Mexico City and told TMZ, “Televisa and Azteca must be recognized for their great commitment, for bringing to Mexico this bout for free. This has never, ever happened in any country of the world.”
The WBC has a long history with both fighters, and their Welterweight Championship that Mayweather currently holds is up for grabs in the fight. They also work with the networks in Mexico often, so it seems that they lent a helping hand in making the fight free in their home country.
For everybody else, Mayweather and Pacquiao face off this Saturday on pay-per-view for the hefty price of $89.99 in standard definition and $99.99 in HD.
How about Mexico swooping in and stealing America’s thunder for the most popular fight of our generation? While tickets and hotels are going through the roof, Mexico is calmly entering the conversation and showing the fight for free. While us schmucks in the USA are spending 100 god damn dollars to watch two guys hit each other with gloves on, the fine people of Mexico will be watching it for free. Power move by Mexico, and I respect the hell out of it. If I could afford it, I’d fly down to Mexico and watch the fight for free, but that doesn’t make any sense at all, so I’m just going to drink a lot of beer and watch it here. Mayweather by decision. Mark it down.
$$ – A month before boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao even enter the ring, their May 2 title fight is already breaking records, with the pay-per-view bout set to cost fans $99 according to people close to the negotiations between the networks and TV distributors.
HBO and Showtime, which are handling negotiations for the camps of Mr. Pacquiao and Mr. Mayweather respectively, are expected to wrap up deals with major pay-TV distributors in the next few days for the highly anticipated welterweight title fight. The negotiations stalled last week as distributors and HBO and Showtime sparred over the split of what is expected to be record-setting pay-per-view revenue.
Under the terms being discussed, the fight will be sold for $99 for a high-definition feed and $89 for standard definition, both of which are record prices. The previous high was $74.95 for high-definition and $64.95 for standard.
‘The rich keep on getting richer’ is apparently the slogan that Mayweather and Pacquiao are going with for this fight. Not only are they each going to make hundreds of millions of dollars off this fight, but now everyone who has been waiting forever to see it is going to have to fork over a hundred buckaroos. If you’re realistically thinking about buying this fight in standard definition then you’re insane. There’s no point in watching the most talked about boxing match of this generation with sand in your eyes, which is essentially what watching sports in standard definition is like. The only question here is will be this match be worth $100? The clear answer is no. No unscripted sporting event is worth that much money. Whether one guy gets knocked out in 10 seconds or they have a 12 round classic, I won’t be happy that I spent $100 on it. With that said, this is THE fight. It should’ve happened years ago, but it didn’t, so it’s happening now, and I really want to see Floyd get his ass kicked. I’ll drop the $100 or split it amongst friends, but the fact that they can put this out there and get people to pay for it says a lot of about their drawing power.
In Really Weird News, Former Wrestler Rikishi Has Challenged Kim Kardashian To Some Kind of Ass Competition
I’m not sure how Rikishi transitioned from talking about Mayweather/Pacquiao to an ass contest between him and Kim Kardashian, but add me to the list of people quietly saying to themselves “please God no”. I’ve seen Rikishi’s ass more than I care to mention, and I guess same goes for Kim Kardashian. I’m not mad I’ve seen Kim K’s ass, it’s a nice enough ass, but anything that draws more attention to a Kardashian seems unnecessary in my book. On the flip side, look for Rikishi in the crowd when Mayweather and Pacquiao finally fight on Mars in 2056!