Floyd “Money” Mayweather remains undefeated as he beat Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Two ringside judges scored the fight 116-112, while the third had it 118-110. The Associated Press had Mayweather ahead 115-113.
Ringside punch statistics showed that Mayweather landed 148 punches out of 435, while Pacquiao landed 81 out of 429. The volume for Pacquiao was a lot lower than the 700 or more he usually throws.
“I expected Pacquiao to be throwing a lot more punches than what he did. He was aggressive, but he didn’t land enough punches,” said freshman Connor Carey.
Pacquiao chased Mayweather around the ring for the duration of the fight, but he was never able to land a large amount of punches, and Mayweather used his right jab to keep Pacquiao away for most of the fight.
Pacquiao landed the biggest punch in the fourth round. The crowd cheered for Pacquiao every time he landed a punch, and were chanting his name throughout the fight.
I take my hat off to Manny Pacquiao,” said Mayweather. “Now I see why he’s one of the guys at the pinnacle.”
Mayweather fought confidently in the late rounds and won the last two rounds on all three scorecards. In the final seconds of the fight, he raised his right hand and stood on the ropes, pounding his heart with his gloves to celebrate.
After the fight, it was disclosed that Pacquiao injured his right shoulder in training and that the Nevada boxing commissioners denied his request to take an anti-inflammatory shot in his dressing room before the fight because of the late notice and that there was no significant evidence of the injury at the time.
This fight has been anticipated by fans, and many have waited years for it.
During the winter of 2009, Pacquiao had beaten Miguel Cotto just a few months after Mayweather defeated Juan Manuel Marquez. The natural progression would be for Mayweather and Pacquiao to fight each for supremacy in the boxing world.
Before a contract could be signed for a spring 2010 fight, there was a disagreement on random drug testing procedures, and the contracts were never signed.
If someone was thinking about going to this fight, they needed a lot of money or connections. Most tickets were given to sponsors, certain people that the boxers wanted to come to the fight, and other celebrities. Celebrities in attendance included Mark Wahlberg, Diddy, Justin Bieber, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and many more.
The small amount of tickets that were available to the public sold out in about a minute.
A ringside ticket cost $10,000, and that is just the face value. A close associate of one of the fighters was trying to sell a couple of them for $350,000 each.
Whoever wanted to watch the fight at home shelled out $100 for the pay-per-view.
“I’m willing to pay the $100 to watch it at home, but I’m not gonna a pay thousands, and I know my parents aren’t either,”said freshman Jake Lebow.
Mayweather took in around $180 million, and Pacquiao around $120 million.
Mayweather also announced that he will participate in his last fight in September 2015: “I’m fighting in September, yes. I got one more fight with Showtime/CBS. You guys have done a remarkable job. My last fight is in September.”
Many people think that this fight was nothing special, and that it was over-hyped, while others believed that it was a remarkable and historical fight to watch
What did You think about the Mayweather Pacquiao fight?
It was over hyped
It was boring
It was too expensive
It was worth the money
It was a quality and great fight