May 2 marked the long awaited “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Maywether and Manny Pacquiao. Viewers took to Twitter to express their disappointment in the boxing match claiming it lacked excitement and not worth the $100 pay per view price tag.
While social media provided users a platform to discuss their opinions on the event, it also allowed thousands to watch the 12 round match via live streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat and avoid the pay-per-view fee. This work around is now fueling a new battle, this time between the fight promoters and the streaming services.
Some who used this workaround had tried to buy the fight and failed. Others just didn’t want to pay to watch,