Fight fans across America are demanding refunds as Showtime’s streams of the Floyd Mayweather vs Paul fight continue to drop out.
Showtime is the official broadcaster of the fight in the United States, and has aired plenty of pay-per-view fights in its time.
But it appears a YouTube star and a 44-year-old boxer who’s been “retired” for years have become too hot to handle as the huge demand caused Showtime’s servers to crash.
Social media has gone into a frenzy, with plenty of punters in uproar that their money is being spent to watch a blank screen.
Minutes before Mayweather and Paul were due to arrive in the ring, combat sports writer Andreas Hale tweeted: “Showtime app still down. This is an incredible f*** up.”
Showtime tweeted a statement, reading: “We are aware of an issue impacting tonight’s PPV event as well as the SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME Anytime apps. Updates will be posted here, so please refresh your browser to view the latest update.”
The screw-up is not the first farcical moment of the evening.