Boxing fans around the country who shelled out $89 to $99 for the chance to watch Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Saturday experienced outages via Time Warner Cable ahead of the bout.
Technology website DownDetector.com reported Time Warner is experiencing Internet and television outages with 10 percent suffering a total blackout of service. The cities with coverage problems include Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, San Antonio and Charlotte.
Sixty-seven percent of the reported problems are due to Internet outages, but that could be from fans trying to order the fight online, and 22 percent are having trouble with their television service. Time Warner’s cable division serves 28 states.
At time of publishing, affected fans are only missing the undercard of Vasly Lomachenko versus Gamalier Rodriguez. But if the service interruptions continue later into the night when Mayweather and Pacquiao are scheduled to step in the ring around 11 p.m. to midnight, the “Fight of the Century” could be missed by millions around the country.
— Little Miss Bake It (@LittleMsBakeIt) May 3, 2015
I wonder if the refunds Time Warner Cable is going to need to dish out for Mayweather Pacquiao will be a material event for their financials
— Aeolus (@nycbeerparty) May 3, 2015
Called Time-Warner 'cause my cable was out. Got no help but much urging from recordings to order Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on Pay-Per-View.
— Mark Evanier (@evanier) May 2, 2015