Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather: Showtime server crashes before match, fans say 'pay us back'
Many users shared pictures on Twitter showing how a black screen with a message interrupted the streaming of Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather match
The hype for the much-awaited face-off between the legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather and renowned YouTuber Logan Paul is so real that the server of Showtime crashed ahead of their match. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the match since the clash was announced in late 2020.
The eight-round exhibition match between Mayweather and Paul is all set to take place on Sunday, June 6, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The fight will be aired on Showtime PPV. However, it seems a lot of fans experienced difficulty in watching the showdown premiere as it showed them the “offline” message with a black screen. Speaking of the fight, Logan had earlier said, “I’m younger, I’m longer, I’m stronger, I’m more powerful than him and I want it more." On the other hand, Mayweather is a 15-time champion and will be looking forward to adding one more win to his long list of titles.
‘Please check your connection and try again'
A lot of boxing fans tried watching the match on Showtime after paying $50 but many faced issues when they tried logging in. Many social media users shared pictures on Twitter showing how a black screen with a message interrupted the streaming. The message read, “Offline. We are having trouble connecting to the Internet right now. Please check your connection and try again.”
However, the customer support of Showtime PPV acted promptly via their Twitter account after they started receiving a lot of complaints. On the micro-blogging site, they stated, “IMPORTANT NOTICE We are aware of an issue impacting your ability to access tonight's PPV event through http://showtime.com & the SHOWTIME app. Visit http://sho.com/ppv for updates. Updates will also be posted here. Please refresh your browser to view updates.”
IMPORTANT NOTICE We are aware of an issue impacting your ability to access tonight's PPV event through https://t.co/1LFxzm7RK5 & the SHOWTIME app. Visit https://t.co/mkBW6HPIV9 for updates. Updates will also be posted here. Please refresh your browser to view updates.— SHOWTIME SUPPORT (@sho_help) June 7, 2021
‘I spent 50 bucks on this s**t’
A lot of frustrated social media users thronged to Twitter to complain about the server issue. One user shared, “I had to buy Logan Paul vs Mayweather twice!!! Showtime keeps crashing so I had to buy again on fanmio ! $150 Down so far!” Another tweeted, “Bro I spent 50 bucks on this shit want my money back.” One individual added, “Still nothing from showtime anyone else blackscreen???l”
The next one made fun of the entire situation and tweeted, “Me looking at people complaining about #Showtime while I'm watching the fight on YouTube.” Another asked for a refund saying, “#showtime I need my money back stream not workin.” Speaking on the same lines, another person shared, “Wth Showtime I need my refund for the Mayweather vs Logan Paul fight ASAP.” One added, “@Showtime is going to owe a lot of people a lot of money if they don’t get the server figured out.”
I had to buy Logan Paul vs Mayweather twice!!! Showtime keeps crashing so I had to buy again on fanmio ! $150 Down so far! pic.twitter.com/bL1YawTuvg— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) June 7, 2021
Still nothing from showtime anyone else blackscreen??? #MayweatherPaul— Amy Rich (@longhornlady17) June 7, 2021
Wth Showtime 😡 I need my refund FOR the Mayweather vs Logan Paul fight ASAP pic.twitter.com/cbGObC8FSh— Karelle (@Karelle29021360) June 7, 2021