The Fight of the Century finally held in Las Vegas early Sunday and Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision.
Mayweather took his unblemished record to 48-0 snatching the Filipino’s World Boxing Organization title and adding to to his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council crowns.
Ringside judge Dave Moretti scored the bout 118-110 for Mayweather, while judges Glenn Feldman and Bert Clements both scored it 116-112 for the American.
Pacquiao fell to 57-6 with two drawn, never able to mount the kind of sustained aggressive attack he needed to earn the decision.
Even so, Pacquiao said he thought he did enough to earn the victory.
“I thought I won the fight,” he said. “He didn’t do nothing.”
In fact, Mayweather did what he does best, skilfully thwarting Pacquiao’s offense.
Although his punches didn’t come in the bunches that Pacquiao’s did, there were plenty of telling blows.
The richest fight of all time will be remembered for the mega-millions, the gigantic hype, the hordes on the Strip, the most manic media coverage of all time… and a physical chess match between two old masters.
Floyd Mayweather will be retiring in September. He said after the fight:“My last fight is in September. I’ll do that and I will hang it up”.