Mayweather came out stronger as he defeated Manny Pacquiao in what was billed as “fight of the century” with a comprehansive unanimous points decision [ 118-110 | 116-112 | 116-112 ] and retain his title and much coveted undefeated record.
Manny Pacquiao was more active in the ring, trying to cut off the ring for Mayweather but the undefeated champion brought his “A Game” and better whatever Pacquiao threw at hime. Manny Pacquiao expectedly threw more punches than Mayweather but got caught on the counters like many of the previous Mayweather opponents.
Here is how we scored the fight, Pacquiao started the stronger of the two and in my opinion won three of the first four rounds but after that it was all Mayweather, who slowly got into his grove and matched everything what Pacquiao threw at him using his advantage in height and reach.
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) May 3, 2015
[ Fight was an embarrassment for both fighters and the sport of Boxing, they basically just rode it out for the big fat checks they are going to recieve]
Pacquiao did hurt him and had his good rounds but never got into the rythem to catch mayweather clean consistantly, on the other Mayweather produce another masterclass defensive display. Referee Bayless produced a very fair game and judges also went with a sensible decision after Mayweather and Pacquiao failed to stop each other.
Mayweather’s ability to get away from shots and counter Pacquiao sometimes at will was the deciding factor in this fight. While offensively Mayweather’s kept using his straight with a great effect and rocked Pacquiao couple of times with a straight right hand.
Did the fight lived up to its expectations ? well as far as the die hard boxing fans are concerned they will be happy to see another masterclass of defensive display from Mayweather against a top notch fighter, but for the casual fans it was pretty much a boring affair where both fighters were more cautions than usual.
But at the end of the day what is the most astonishing number is the fact that both fighters will be making upwards of $100 million each with Floyd Mayweather expected to clear around $180 million alone from this fight.
Floyd Mayweather is guaranteed $120 million of which the first check will be handed to him after the fight worth $50 million and rest will role in as the PPV numbers are concerned.
As far as the PPV is concerned as the reports suggested before the fight that $300 million is expected from the PPV revenue, i think that is a far cry because when Showtime and HBO went after illegal pirate sites before the fight it shows that PPV numbers were not doing so great. Plus DishTV customers had all sorts of trouble viewing and purchasing PPV through their network which might hurt the sales.
— WBO (@WorldBoxingOrg) May 3, 2015
Jamie Foxx was at hand to sing the national anthem for United States of America and he was only one of the many hollywood a list celebrities who attended the fight.