pacquiao-hattonThanks to advances in technology, online live streaming is now a great alternative to watch your favorite sporting events. Many sites now feature peer-to-peer live streaming – giving users the ability to broadcast shows over the internet.

On May 2, 2009 (May 3 morning in Manila), the East meets West when Manny Pacquiao takes on Ricky Hatton for the junior welterweight championship belt in Las Vegas.

The 140-lb slugfest will definitely be an event that’s hard to miss. Several sites will be posting links to the Pacquiao-Hatton live fight via online streaming, and Bloggista.com will scour the net for “legal streaming links” and post these links on fight day here and in other Bloggista network of blogs and websites.

Networks like UStream and Justin.tv are normally the sources of these live streams – however in many instances, live streams are “killed” perhaps due to legal considerations.

Thus, it’s actually very hard to find these “free streaming links” especially for an event as big as the Pacquiao-Hatton fight.

Streaming quality is also an issue – thus, if you want to enjoy the Pacquiao vs Hatton fight live, better consider any of these options:

  • Subscribe to HBO Pay-per-View
  • If you’re in the Philippines, you may also want to check out myPLDT – they did an outstanding Live Streaming during the Pacquiao-dela Hoya fight for a few hundred pesos.
  • Many Philippine cinemas will also show the Pacquiao-Hatton fight live on the big screen. For about 300-600 pesos, you get yourself a ticket and some snacks. If you haven’t tried watching a Pacquiao fight in cinemas, you should try it this time – its actually more fun to watch seeing and hearing other people cheer for Manny.

If you’re one of the unfortunate souls that’s probably working in your office while most of us are watching the fight live, be sure to bookmark this page and try your luck if we’re able to get links to the Pacquiao-Hatton fight live via online stream.

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