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Mayweather-Pacquiao to be seen by U.S. astronauts in space

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The “Fight of the Century” between boxing greats Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao may have already happened, but it’s still making history—it will now be viewed in space.

Showtime Sports and HBOSports have partnered with NASA to bring the May 2 Mayweather/Pacquiao battle to the United States astronaut crew on the International Space Station. Per request of the ISS, the fight was packaged and delivered to the space crew to be able to watch at their leisure. This marks the first time ever for a pay-per-view blockbuster world championship fight to be seen in space.

Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in 12 rounds by unanimous decision, bringing his record to a flawless 48-0. USA Today deemed the fight a “complete waste of time and money.” 

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