Mayweather says “it was easy” beating Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny PacquiaoBy Chris Williams: A fight that fans waited six years to see turned out to be a one-sided mismatch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. having his way against a limited Manny Pacquiao last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With the way Mayweather dominated Pacquiao, it’s not surprising that Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum didn’t put the fight together all these years. Mayweather says it was easy beating Pacquiao, and he only gave him three rounds.

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Mayweather: Of course they going to say Pacquiao was hurt, they want the rematch

1-IMG_8665By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. wasn’t surprised to hear that Manny Pacquiao’s people were saying that the 36-year-old Filipino star was hurt last Saturday before the fight, because he thinks they’re trying to get a rematch with him.

Mayweather doesn’t doubt that Pacquiao had an injured shoulder, but he thinks that they’re talking about the injury so much now because they want a second crack at him after things didn’t go so well.

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 2 Unlikely for only ONE reason

1-IMG_8257By Leigh K. Seto: It took two rounds for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to take control of the “Fight of the Century” against Manny Pacquiao. From the start of the fight, Floyd was popping off his jab in the center of the ring with the distance he wanted, the pace he wanted and Pacquiao fans like myself shrieking “Uh oh!”.

Despite a shoulder injury that is being reported for Pacquiao, this fight was won by the fighter’s feet. Mayweather’s feet maintaining distance and Pacquiao’s feet not fast enough to keep up. Athletically and physically all of the advantages were in Floyd’s favor.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr: The Downside Of Brilliance

1-MAYPAC-FIGHTNIGHT-TRAPPFOTOS-9738By Bobby Creed: So, it’s all done and done. Just about every fight fan both casual and hardcore sat glued to their TV screens across the globe ready to watch ‘The Fight of the Century’ between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, a clash that was meant to be a shining light for the sport of boxing last Saturday night.

Less than 72 hours later and what are we left with one of our top stars out of the game for almost a year, and a guy [Pacquiao] with his arm in a sling. There’s a ton of slander being slung around, mud of the sticking kind and with information as easily accessible as it is today, and everybody is guilty of something.

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Rematch? Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice shame on…

1-11-4By Gerardo Granados: It was reported that the Welterweight Champion of the World Floyd Mayweather Jr. hinted a rematch possibility against Manny Pacquiao, who reportedly fought against him with a shoulder injury. But who would want it? Both Pacquiao and Mayweather fans for sure, also casual can be maneuvered without too much trouble, but will the reader be interested? Isn’t it more interesting to see rising young lions than to see a repetition of a fight that wasn’t even close?

Many fight fans were disappointed because they expected a fight of the year nominee but all they got was a superb boxing exhibition.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: Scorecards, Punch Stats and the Fight of the Century

Floyd Mayweather winsBy Paddy Dwyer: In the aftermath of the richest fight in history there have been a number of observers who have sought to find a way to score the bout to Manny Pacquiao. For transparency, this writer scored the fight 117-111 in favor of Mayweather giving Pacquiao the fourth, sixth and twelfth rounds. There is an argument to give Floyd round twelve and an argument to give Manny round seven (or of course share these respective rounds). However, as a longtime observer of the sport, there was little on display to make a case for giving any more than four rounds to the man from the Philippines.

Scoring is inherently subjective and there have been a number of decisions over the years which have been hideous. There are also a number which, while not necessarily “robberies”, are contentious but one can understand the scorecard which was ultimately read out.

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Mayweather: I’ll fight Pacquiao after his surgery

1-IMG_8394By Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) says he’ll give Manny Pacquiao a rematch after he comes back next year after his surgery on his injured shoulder. This is the first news that indicates that Mayweather will be fighting beyond his fight next September, which could see Mayweather tie boxing great Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record.

Mayweather had said that he’ll be retiring after his fight in September against an opponent still to be determined, but it now looks like Mayweather will be giving Pacquiao a second shot by giving him a rematch.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao replay this Saturday night on HBO and Showtime

1-03-2By Allan Fox: For boxing fans interested in seeing the replay of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight this Saturday night, they can tune in to watch it on HBO and Showtime on May 9th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. For HBO subscribers, the Mayweather-Pacquiao replay will be shown as part of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. James Kirkland doubleheader.

This will be the first time for many people to see the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight because a lot of people chose not to pay the huge cost of purchasing the fight last Saturday night.

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Mayweather v Pacquiao Part 2

1-IMG_8695By Jon Jencitis: Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao last Saturday night by a 12 round unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have always been told the aim of boxing is to hit and not get hit and what did Floyd do? EXACTLY THAT! Yes, he hugged a lot and kept his distance but he utilized his added reach and height to great effect.

Pacquiao rarely got close and the stats tell the story 19% landed for Pacquiao and 34% for Floyd. If that isn’t an indicator as to who won the fight I don’t know, as they both threw around the same amount of punches (around 480). Floyd used the ring to his advantage, rarely standing toe to toe with Manny. I gave the fight 117-111 for Floyd.

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