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Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao

EuroMode

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Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous points decision - but Pacquiao thinks he should have won, saying 'he did nothing'

Floyd Mayweather put on a defensive masterclass to extend his undefeated record to 48-0 with a unanimous points victory over Manny Pacquiao in the richest fight in boxing history, and further cemented his claim that he is the best fighter of his generation.

The welterweight clash at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas has been six years in the making, and will be most lucrative fight in boxing history, with the combined earnings for the pair expected to top £300m.

"I outboxed him," Mayweather, who took Pacquiao's WBO belt and retained his WBC and WBA titles, said afterwards. "He never figured out my jab and my right hand."

The 38-year-old Mayweather boxed brilliantly on the front foot from the first round. One stiff right jab sending an early message to Pacquiao.

Pacquiao began the second on the attack, but soon the movement of Mayweather started to cause him problems. Pacquiao was swinging, but not getting close.

Mayweather said Pacquiao was "reckless" in the build-up, and he offered miss after miss in the third, as the American opened up a 3-0 lead.

In the fourth, Pacquiao finally caused Mayweather some trouble, rocking Mayweather to the ropes with a solid left, but he just could not capitalise.



Pacquiao tried to up the tempo in the fifth and sixth, but there was only one man controlling this fight, and it was 'Money' Mayweather.

It was in the eighth when Pacquiao had some success again, another stiff left connected but soon Mayweather continued his domination of the fight, with Pacquiao, who just was not throwing enough combinations, growing more and more frustrated.

The crowd at the MGM Arena soon booed as Mayweather coasted to the final bell. The judges then scored the fight 118-110, 116-112, and 116-112 in Mayweather's favour.

Pacquiao did not agree with the decision, claiming that he should have won.



"I thought I caught him many more times than he caught me," Pacquiao said. "I was never hurt. I was very surprised at the scores. I hit him more times than he hit me."

Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, didn't seem as surprised after watching his game plan for penetrating Mayweather's defense largely fail to unfold.



"Between rounds, I asked for more combinations from Manny," Roach said. "I thought he fought flat-footed a little too much."

Mayweather's record now stands at 48-0, while Pacquiao has lost six of his 65 fights, with two draws.

source independent
 

Stormie

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Nobody should respect Floyd Mayweather. I paid $100 to see the best fighters in the world come to fight on the biggest stage ever, rather than run around the ring. Yes.... I know it's a smart move to keep away from a slugger like Pacman, but really Floyd? At least show how tough you can be too! You take our money and run, that's all you care. You are not worthy as a true warrior! Manny Pacquiao is a true warrior!
 

EuroMode

Active Member
The corrected cards show the original letters in the corner box whited out and the right letter placed in each. The weight class the two fought in - spelled "Weleterweight" instead of welterweight - remains uncorrected however.

 

Fadi007

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Floyd got 180 Million USD for the match , a little calculation shows that every second from the 12 rounds earned him 90,000 USD.

So when Floyd bounced a little for few seconds in the ring he got payed for that what probably every one of us will earn in his entire life. talk about fairness eh
 
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