weather icon Clear

One bar in Pahrump showing Mayweather-McGregor fight

The Painted Lady Saloon may be the only bar in the town that will be showing the Mayweather-McGregor fight Saturday at 6 p.m.

The saloon is located at 1330 Fifth Street, off Highway 372.

According to bartender Elizabeth Larson, the saloon is charging $60 to watch the fight. The bar will have pizza, drink specials, a bar-tab giveaway and a 50-50 raffle, which benefits the annual Tribe Toy Run. After the fight there will be a blues band for entertainment.

The reason why this bar may be one of the few bars in town showing the fight is the high cost for businesses to show it.

Heath Campbell, the owner of Wings N Things in town said he wanted to show it but the cost prevented him.

“They want to charge us $3,100 to show it,” he said. “When everyone else can show it for $99.95 at home. We want to show it, but just like the UFC fights, they charge us $1,000. They, the promoters, expect us to just pay for it and show it and if it works out, great. If not, they still have their money and we end up short. I wish they would make it more feasible for us to show them. The price is based on occupancy and people think we are only paying a couple hundred more than what they are paying at home.”

Steve Pratt, a Showtime sports executive, could not comment on the price.

“It is what it is,” he said. “They (Showtime) probably don’t think it is a bad price. We think it is a great product. It’s supply and demand.”

The Associated Press said that for the Mayweather-McGregor fight, 50 million viewers will be watching, which would be a record for pay-per-view.

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a 12-round super welterweight matchup that pits the legendary boxer Mayweather against the all-time MMA great McGregor in the main event of an unprecedented four-fight pay-per-view boxing event. Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place Saturday, at 6 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event is produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV, promoted by Mayweather Promotions and sponsored by Corona.

Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes.com

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Shoes & Brews will pause for summer months

The Shoes Brews Horseshoe Pitching Series has reached its halfway point in the season following their most recent May events. The first Shoes Brews event in May took place on Sunday, May 8, at the Oasis Bar and Grill in Indian Springs.

Trojans take back hardware to Pahrump following state track meet

The Pahrump Valley Trojans track field team came home with some hardware following their participation in the Nevada 3A state track field meet that took place over the weekend at Reed High School in Sparks.

Trojans finish as runners-up in golf state tournament

The Pahrump Valley golf team took second place in the Nevada 3A state golf tournament earlier this week at Mountain Falls GolfClub in Pahrump.

Lady Muckers travel north for state title

The Tonopah High School softball team has qualified for the Nevada 1A softball state tournament after their huge performances in the regional tournament last week.

Lady Trojans’ season ends in regionals

The Pahrump Valley softball team’s season ended on Thursday afternoon with an 11-9 loss against the Boulder City Eagles in the semi-final game of the southern regional tournament.

Pahrump Valley senior awarded with top student-athlete scholarship

Pahrump Valley High School senior Heliane “Ellie” Sutton has been picked by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) as one of the top 10 student-athletes of the year in Southern Nevada.

Pahrump Trojans fall short in quest for state title

The Pahrump Valley Trojans baseball team was defeated by the Boulder City Eagles in the knockout game on Thursday afternoon at Moapa Valley High School.