With the undisputed best fighter of their generation decided after the fight that left people in the edge of their seats, Floyd Mayweather Jr. had to acknowledge his felled opponent as he improves his record with still no defeats.
“He’s a hell of a fighter, I take my hat off to Manny,” Mayweather said after he defeated Pacquiao and unified the WBO, WBC, and WBA Welterweight titles Sunday (Manila time) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Mayweather won via unanimous decision 118-110, 116-112, 116-112, in the matchup of the best boxers of their generation.
“Now I see why he’s one of the guys at the pinnacle of the sport.”
Pacquiao was the aggressor of the fight but Mayweather had him with his setups and counters.
“I outboxed him,” Mayweather said. “He’s a tough competitor.”
“It was a good fight. I thought I won the fight,” Pacquiao meanwhile said before a displeased crowd.
The Filipino boxing champion also said that Mayweather didn’t do anything but “move around” in all 12 rounds of their megabuck bout while he was able to tag Mayweather “with solid punches.”
“It’s not easy to throw a lot of punches if he kept on moving around,” Pacquiao said.
Social Media sentiments seem to agree about the outcome and how the game turned into a running tag and how there were many grapples and disruptive holds that ruined momentum for both fighters.
Call me old school but I like the fans getting their money’s worth by watching an action packed fight.
Official Score: Pacquiao – 81 punches landed, Mayweather – 148 hugs landed.
Win or not, still people’s champ.
Every May 2 will be International Hugs Day.
Do nothing and run around like chicken this man is the winner?????
What. A. Farce.
Ladies and gentlemen I present to you: The biggest joke in sports history.
NOBODY MENTIONED THAT HUGS ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN PUNCHES
“MAYWEATHER WON” DID YOU MEAN “MAYWEATHER RAN?”
Dear Floyd, no wonder you’re unbeaten. You don’t box. You hug and duck. What a loser. Congratulations!
From here at Spratlys’ Charade, we congratulate both Manny Pacquiao for a job well done, despite being left wanting, and Floyd Mayweather Jr, still the champion.