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The two boxers will face each other in a welterweight unification bout on May 2, in Las Vegas. Manny Pacquiao boxing match that's being hyped as 'the Fight of the Century.
HBO and Showtime have exclusive rights to the match and are ready to take down illegal streaming sites offering the show. They're so aggressive, they've already filed a couple of lawsuits against piracy sites that had planned to stream the fight. VPNs come in various forms some are free, simple extensions, while more sophisticated options will cost you and have to be downloaded , but they are all simple to use.
You open, select a country, and then visit the site or service that holds the content you're looking for.
And if everything works as it should, sites you visit will think you're located in the country of your choosing. Here's how to watch the fight: If you're outside the country, you can obtain an American IP address.
Update: Showtime Anytime will not be streaming the fight at all, though it will likely be available via HBO Go in the near future no dates available yet.
If you're anywhere and just want to try to stream the match for free not that we'd advise that—HBO and Showtime plan to make a lot of money off this battle, and we wouldn't want you to chip away at their profits : You could try setting up a VPN in one of the countries where the fight is airing free-of-charge.
Hit the previous link to find out which channels will be hosting; you may need to login to the country's respective cable provider in order to access the channel, so there's another potential cost.
You can use its free trial to then switch IP addresses to a country streaming the event for free and again, pay for one of their cable options.
We only act as a bridge between user and the online streaming channel and this is what we charge for. But be prepared for interruptions: Internet Service Providers are cracking down on VPNs more than ever, as are content distributors.
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