May 2, 2015 Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA for the following titles:
WBC World welterweight title (supervisor: Mauricio Sulaiman)
WBO World welterweight title (supervisor: Francisco Valcarcel)
WBA Super World welterweight title
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Post-match Review of Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather
After a 5yr long wait, the much anticipated boxing match between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao went down at the MGM Grand Arena Las Vegas. Floyd emerged victorious at the end but ‘Pacman’ also put up a good fight that’s definitely worth mentioning. The May 2nd contest was expected to start even earlier but due to excess traffic from satellite networks that crippled Pay-Per-View networks it was started off a little bit late. After these issues had been resolved.
The Money Team founder as he’s popularly known, displayed brilliant performance especially on footwork. Going on the defense and landing quick calculated punches on his opponent’s face, however promoter Bob Arum thinks otherwise and maintains that the single-armed Filipino was denied a crucial pre-fight shoulder injection to stabilize his hand.
Most of the people in attendance were cheering the Filipino champ an actually expected him to win, but Mayweather played his cards right by eluding his opponent and landing in jabs where it mattered. Nevertheless, most fans weren’t impressed by the American champ’s style of fighting and some even regretted buying tickets for the event. They expected more attacks from Floyd rather than backing up against the ropes, something that he did for almost the entire fight.
Even so, those who were supporting Mayweather say that he clearly outclassed his opponent by using more brains than brawn. These people claim that he was not too desperate to land a big KO, but instead focused on preventing jabs from landing on him and striking points whenever he found opportunity. His mind was not with the crowd but with the game itself, though most fans were left disappointed by Floyd this strategy eventually worked out in his favor.
With the Win, Mayweather now extends his unbeaten record to 48-0 and is only one match away from joining the ranks of Rocky Marciano who retired with a 49-0 unblemished record. The Champ has hinted that his next bout shall probably be around September, which will be his final appearance in the ring before hanging out the gloves. A rematch with ‘Pacman’ has not yet been discussed though it’s unlikely to happen, the next opponent if statistics are to go by would be Amir Khan.
Khan is a UK based professional boxer and two-time world champion after winning the WBA and Light Welterweight belts. He said that the American champ’s managerial team approached him after the win against Manny, actively requesting for a fight on a date that’s yet to be agreed upon.
The Filipino star was more aggressive in the first few rounds, often backing his opponent into the corner but before landing any decisive punches Mayweather would hold onto the ropes hence forcing him to back off and create some space between them. The winner would then launch counterattacks, most of which caught Manny by surprise as he seemed not to see them coming. Though Pacquiao generally threw more shots than Floyd, most of them were not powerful and Mayweather did it far much better than him. The unbeaten Champ said that his next fight would be his last after spending more than 15yrs in the ring.