Wow, I think that fight lived up to expectations and possibly surpassed them. Was it worth $100? We can leave that conversation for another day.
Floyd Mayweather was able to defeat Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision 116-112 116-112 118-110.
Mayweather was able to push his record to a perfect 48-0 record.
I believe the first eight rounds went back and forth. Pacquiao was able to back Floyd against the ropes and put heavy hits on him, but he could not get a knockdown. Floyd slipped through every time.
Maybe Manny was too aggressive. The fact is he had to be aggressive against a better fighter and he played into Money’s hand.
Mayweather backed up exactly what he said and he will be making his final fighting appearance in September, which begs an important question. Will we see a rematch?
Honestly, I would rather see Manny go out with a great appearance and I think this was it. He fought like the second best performer in the world and that’s how I would prefer to remember him.
As a fan I would also like to see Floyd go out as a champion. There is no top fighter that he has not beaten. He should go up against an up and coming boxer that can possibly make a name for himself by beating Mayweather.
Floyd has nothing to prove. No matter what people will still pay to see him fight.
Is Money the greatest fighter of all-time? Don’t be foolish. He may be 48-0, but his fights do not have the excitement, sizzle or drama like an Ali, Sugar Ray, or Tyson fight.
Now, was this fight enough to save the sport of boxing? No. There is no person on the scene on any level that people seriously want to see. UFC is the new thing and consumers show that by purchasing to see their fights.
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