Mayweather beats Pacquiao in unanimous decision
LAS VEGAS – It was billed by some as “The Fight of the Century.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. put his perfect 47-0 record on the line last night against Manny Pacquiao in the most lucrative boxing match of all time.
Pacquiao set the tone early, furiously attacking Mayweather’s jaw. The defending Welterweight World Champion took over in the middle rounds, landing 67 more punches than Pacquiao in route to a unanimous victory.
“We did what we had to do tonight,” remarked Mayweather Jr. “I’m truly blessed. Manny Pacquiao is blessed. I want to thank all the fans that came out to support this event.”
“I got him many times. I saw the punches. I thought I won the fight,” explained Pacquiao.
Both fighters got a nice pay day, splitting somewhere between $300 to $400 million 60/40 – in Mayweather’s favor.
A lot of that money came from Pay-Per-View subscribers, who had their own fair share of headaches last night. Several cable and satelittle providers couldn’t process the orders fast enough, delaying the start of the match both at home and in the arena.