Did Mayweather vs. Pacquiao live up to the hype?

Here are the boxing results for the May 2 history making Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao extravaganza.

Well, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. proved to the boxing world last night that he is not only the best pound 4 pound fighter of this era, but also the best pound 4 pound businessman of this era.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. simply did not need to do much because Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao did not bring his effective pressure to the party to make this event epic for the novice boxing fans.  So did this fight live up to the hype?

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Well for starters, Manny Pacquiao started off trying to box Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in the 1st round which was a clear indication that this fight would belong to Floyd Mayweather, Jr.  Man, what kind of game plan did Freddie Roach employ for this fight?  Anyway, Pacquiao did have his moment in the 4th round by landing the straight left hand on Mayweather that rocked Mayweather back into the ropes, but other than the 4th round and 6th round, Mayweather’s accuracy proved to win the night easy.

Mayweather could not miss Pacquiao with the lead right when Pacquiao leaned in to throw his left hand, and with every coming round, Pacquiao seemed to get more and more discouraged as the fight continued on.  Mayweather dominated Pacquiao with good clean boxing en route to a wide 12th round unanimous decision victory.

With the emphatic era defining victory, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. captured Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title, and retain his WBA and WBC welterweight titles.

During the post fight interview, Manny Pacquiao said with a straight face that he felt he won the fight. Really…if anything Pacquiao let down the boxing world by not being the attacking Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao we all know and love.

Now, it was reported that heading into the May/Pac showdown, Pacquiao suffered a right shoulder injury and was denied an anti-inflammatory shot in his shoulder before the fight by the Nevada Athletic Commission.  Given this new found information after the fight, you can argue that Pacquiao was not at 100% for the fight, but in my humble opinion, even at 100%, we may have seen the same result. Mayweather was too razor sharpe and focused for anyone to touch him last night.

Like I said before the fight, this fight was not based on what Floyd Mayweather, Jr. needed to do, but everything to do with what Manny Pacquiao needed to do. I hope Pacquiao’s right shoulder heals, and it really is a disappointment that Manny could not bring the tornado like the boxing world expected him to do on May 2.

As for Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. he said after the fight that he is going only have 1 more fight in September of this year, and that he is going to relinquish all of his 5 world titles next week. I personally do not think that September will be his last fight for Floyd because if he wins his next fight come September, breaking Rocky Marciano’s boxing record will be too tempting for Mayweather to pass up.

So did the Mayweather/Pacquiao showdown live up to the hype? Well you can say yes because Floyd did what he always do, and you can say no because Manny was unable to bring the fire to bring out the best in Floyd.

Here are the boxing results from the televised pay-per-view undercard of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko defeated Gamalier Rodriguez by 9th round KO victory to retain his WBO featherweight title.

Leo Santa Cruz defeated Jose “El Tigre” Cayetano by 10th round unanimous decision victory.

Did Mayweather vs. Pacquiao live up to the hype?

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