Mayweather-Pacquiao prizefight delayed amid high TV demand

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The most anticipated boxing fight in years has been delayed because of high pay-per-view demand causing problems for cable and satellite systems.

Jim Lampley, the main telecaster for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao showdown in Las Vegas told viewers Saturday night that "electronic overload" caused cable and satellite operators to ask for a delay.

Scores of angry tweets directed at various providers complained of problems with both ordering and watching. Some users said when they tried to order, the fight wasn't available. Others complained of picture problems or an inability to tune to the pay-per-view channel.

The bout is expected to be the most popular in pay-per-view history, with an estimated 3 million households buying the fight at nearly $100 each.

Dish Network spokesman Bob Toevs says Dish is managing a lot of demand.