• Mayweather vs. McGregor: Where to watch the big ‘Money Fight’ in Bali, by neighborhood

    Live from Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will be facing off on Saturday night for one epic showdown. Dubbed the “Money Fight,” this will be one for the books since we’re getting eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champ, Mayweather out of retirement to take on current UFC Lightweight Champion, McGregor.

    Mayweather wasn’t kidding when he said in March: “If Conor McGregor really wants this fight to happen, stop blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. Sign the paper. Sign the paper. You said you were boss, just sign the paper and let’s make it happen.”

    As its name suggests, the fight sure is hyped up and is a huge money-making op, prompting critics to speculate that Mayweather, an unapologetic domestic abuser, is merely cashing in on the spectacle and that McGregor’s going to get “pantsed”.

    With one sports analyst even saying: “It’s an embarrassing thing for both sports.

    “It’s like Donald Trump’s entire business career: a short-sighted, poorly-done money grab,” says Daniel Roberts, who has covered Mayweather extensively for Deadspin.

    That said, we’re still curious to watch it go down and don’t feel overly terrible if you are too.

    With the time difference, the fight will kick off Sunday morning at 9am in Bali, local time. We advise you to double check with the venue you decide on watching the action at, as some require reservations ahead of time and recommended arrival times seem to vary slightly by venue.

    Without further ado, we break it down where you can watch the fight on the island, by Bali’s biggest hoods:

    KUTA: Hard Rock

    You can be darn straight that Hard Rock, right on Kuta Beach, will be broadcasting the fight. Free entrance with the option to buy into their breakfast buffet, it’s going to be an exciting spot to be at. Bali Hai beer is buy 1, get 1.

    Jl. Pantai Kuta
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    LEGIAN: 66 Corner

    We caught the Mayweather vs. Pacqiuao fight here in 2015 and the atmosphere was awesome. A tight little open-air bar off 66 Beach with five big screens, this place will be packed and there were probably be spectators gathering in the street like the last time. Book early for the best seats.

    Jl. Double Six-Werkudara
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    SEMINYAK: Red Carpet Champagne Bar

    They’ve got 20 screens and the promise of a complimentary brunch for those with advance reservations along with “a series of very special boxing surprises from the Red Carpet team,” whatever that could be. With limited venue space, the bar’s pretty adamant that you book early if you want in.

    Jl. Kayu Aya no. 42
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    CANGGU: Finns Recreation Club

    Finns is boasting 40 big screens and a big ol’ three by eight meter LED screen on their lawn. Free entry, multiple bars, and a bbq. You can bet this will be one of the most crowded spaces in Canggu for the fight, so you’re looking for big energy, this is your destination.

    Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa
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    SANUR: The Onion Bar & Restaurant

    The Onion will be showing the fight in Sanur. Mayweather and the McGregor won’t be the only ones with high stakes. Pick the correct winner and you could win a case of Magners Irish cider.

    Jl. Cemara no. 29
    Contact: 0877-8234-1713
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    UBUD: Paradiso Ubud

    It can’t be all zen all the time in Ubud. Catch the fight at Paradiso, the jungle town’s performance and art space center. Watch Mayweather and McGregor sweat it out while you get to order goodies from Earth Cafe’s full menu. (Entry is free as you long as you order something off the menu.)

    Jl. Goutama Selatan
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    BENOA: Meads Beach Bar & Grill

    This sports bar and grill is family friendly. They’ve got a cafe menu with a full breakfast and their regular menu as well. Right off the beach, this is a convenient place to watch for those staying in Nusa Dua.

    Jl. Pratama no. 99, Tanjung Benoa
    Reservations, call: +62 361 771 540
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    JIMBARAN: Boat Rocks Bar

    Sleepy little Jimbaran is still witnessing the fight. Just down the road from GWK, Boat Rocks Bar will be broadcasting things live and offering a “special ships galley breakfast.”

    Jl. Raya Uluwatu (opposite Puri Gading)
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    YOUR CRIB/FRIEND’S CRIB

    While some folks around the world have to pay hefty pay-per-view charges that could amount to as much as $100 to watch the big faceoff, here in Indonesia, local network TVOne has the rights to air the fight and will broadcast it for the public, so you can watch it from your couch. Just stock up on Bintangs and you’ll be set.

    You can also supposedly stream it online here through VIVA, but remember, technology can be touchy in Bail, especially in the moments you need it most.

    Sources: https://coconuts.co/bali/news/mayweather-vs-mcgregor-watch-big-fight-bali/

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