Boxing: Mayweather beats Pacquiao in 'Fight of the Century' by decision

Mayweather takes his unblemished record to 48-0; beaten boxer reveals right shoulder injury


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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. of the U.S. lands a left to the face of Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (R) in the 11th round during their welterweight WBO, WBC and WBA (Super) title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

LAS VEGAS: Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision on Saturday in their long-awaited welterweight world title showdown.

In a bout branded boxing's latest "Fight of the Century" Mayweather took his unblemished record to 48-0 adding the Filipino great's World Boxing Organization title to his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council crowns.

Pacquiao fell to 57-6 with two drawn, never able to mount the kind of sustained aggressive attack he needed to earn the decision.

Soon after the fight, beaten Pacquiao revealed right shoulder injury.

Even so, he said he thought he did enough to earn the victory.

"I thought I won the fight," the boxer 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.

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.

COMMENTS (2)

woody | 6 years ago | Reply Fighters get to split an estimated $230 million - given that amt the only losers are the fans who had to pay through the nose to watch the fight.
TB | 6 years ago | Reply What a joke. Pac-Man won that fight. Boxing is a scam. Mayweather a fraud.
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