Mayweather Beats Pacquiao with Unanimous Decision In Fight Of CenturyFeatured, Latest News, Sports Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Floyd Mayweather claimed a unanimous points verdict over Manny Pacquiao to win the richest fight in boxing history and maintain his perfect record.
Mayweather, unbeaten in 48 professional fights stretching back to 1996, retains his WBC and WBA welterweight titles and takes the WBO belt from Pacquiao.
The American was caught with the odd good shot, but was quicker throughout and always looked in control.
The judges scored the fight 118-110, 116-112, 116-112.
At a 16,000 sell-out MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas – where some spectators had paid as much as $350,000 for tickets on the resale market – Mayweather, 38, started much the better of the two fighters.
Mayweather bossed the early rounds before Filipino Pacquiao had success in the fourth with a couple of strong left hooks to the head.
Reactions: “I knew he was going to push me. He had moments in the fight but I kept him on the outside, I was a smart fighter I out-boxed him. We did what we had to do tonight, I’m truly blessed. “I calculate the fighter. He’s a tough competitor. My dad wanted me to do more but I had to take my time and watch Manny very close.” Floyd Mayweather
“It’s a good fight, I thought I won. He didn’t do nothing, just moved outside. I got him many times. I think I won the fight. He is moving around and it’s not easy to throw a lot of punches if your opponent moves around. I can handle his power, it’s not strong like other opponents. It’s not about size. I’ve been fighting bigger than him and it’s not a problem.” Filipino Pacquiao
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