After almost an entire year of waiting the day is finally getting close to Canelo Vs GGG 2. That’s right, the highly anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is finally here after their first match was — controversially— scored as a draw. The initial rematch was scheduled to go down last Cinco De Mayo and was postponed after Canelo tested positive for using performance enhancing drugs. This ultimate boxing match the settle who the pound-for-pound best fighter in the middleweight division will be broadcast live on HBO pay-per-view.
The price for the pay-per-view is pretty hefty price at $69.99 for standard definition and $79.99 for high definition. While it is predicted that this will be a big day for boxing, many people will be scrambling to find a bar — or a party with friends — that will be showing the fight so that you won’t be in the whole for the full cost. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up some of the best places for you to watch the fight throughout New York City.
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The best bars to watch Canelo Vs GGG 2
If cleaning up after a party in your apartment seems like the last thing you would want be doing on Sunday — lucky for you, there are tons of bars that will be showing the fight for cover charges far less than the price of the pay-per-view. Here are some of the best places to check out the fight with a frosty beer…
Manhattan – Canelo Vs GGG 2
1664 First Ave
The East End will be showing the fight on two large projectors with a $30 entry fee if you purchase your ticket in advance and $35 at the door.
Brooklyn – Canelo Vs GGG 2
590 Myrtle Ave.
Brooklyn Tap House on Classon Ave will be playing the fight for it’s residents in Clinton Hill for the low price of $20 at the door. To make things better, the price of admission will also include one free drink!
Queens – Canelo Vs GGG 2
87-48 78th St. (88th Ave.)
This Woodhaven sports bar will be THE place to watch Canel Vs GGG 2 in Queens. The space is limited, so make sure you get there well in advance before you miss out.
See Canelo Vs GGG 2 on the big screen
To give GGG Vs. Canelo the cinematic experience it truly deserves, why not actually see it at a real cinema? If you want to avoid the loud drunken crowd of some of the more boxing centric bars in town or your good friend forgot to pay his cable bill ahead of the fight, you can reserve your seats and get your large popcorn and soda combo at the following movie theaters in the New York City area:
106 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
850 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
570 Second Ave., New York, NY 10016
234 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036
35-30 38th St., Astoria, NY 11101
3907 Shore Pkwy., Brooklyn, NY 11235
2474 Forest Ave., Staten Island, NY 10303
405 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ 07014
4000 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652