Fight of the century: Mayweather gets it
Floyd ‘Money Man’ Mayweather maintains his undefeated record winning the most anticipated boxing match in years via unanimous decision. Two judges scored it 116-112 and the other 118-110. Mayweather landed 67 more punches according to CompuBox. Pacquiao landed double-figure punches in only three out of 12 rounds. Accuracy, defense and ring generalship clearly belonged to Mayweather, even at age 38.
Here is a round-by-round review of how it played out…
Round 12: Mayweather completes the fight as he did in most of the rounds: owning the center of the ring and not allowing Pacquiao to get inside. Mayweather is too quick and too skilled defensively. Advantage: Floyd.
Round 11: Mayweather comes out firing and lands at his highest volume of the fight. Pacquiao has a brief flurry, but Mayweather ducks and escapes back to the center of the ring where he is completely comfortable. Advantage: Floyd.
Round 10: Mayweather gets backed into the corner but never absorbs more than a glancing blows and is able to counter enough. Pacquiao was more active but not nearly as accurate. Advantage: Floyd.
Round 9: Pacquiao draws cheers from the partisan crowd with a flurry at the end of the round, but Mayweather lands enough early and more frequently to keep the fight in the center of the ring. Advantage: Floyd.
Round 8: Pacquiao is the more active fighter, but Mayweather more accurate, scoring with straight rights. Mayweather baits Pacquiao to come forward, then lands several counters. Advantage: Floyd.
Round 7: Mayweather takes control by keeping the action in center of the ring and setting up Pacquiao with the jab. Pacquiao was able to land with a straight left, but Mayweather connected with greater frequency. Advantage: Floyd.
Round 6: Pacquiao comes back with more volume combinations that connect mainly to the body but glance off Mayweather’s gloves up top. Pacquiao not landing at high percentage but, Mayweather didn’t land at all. Advantage: Manny.
Round 5: Mayweather scores on counterpunches with Pacquiao laying back after a whirlwind Round 4. More activity from Mayweather, who was able to land combinations. Advantage: Floyd.
Round 4: Pacquiao begins throwing at a high rate but lands only several times. Mayweather doesn’t appear fazed, but Pacquiao appears to be gaining confidence, landing on counterpunches and having the crowd squarely behind him. Advantage: Manny.
Round 3: Mayweather keeps the action in the center of the ring, attacking the body and landing straight rights up top. Pacquiao swinging wildly and missing. Advantage: Floyd.
Round 2: Pacquiao comes back strong, moving Floyd into the corner and landing. Mayweather was unable to connect with his right like in Round 1. Advantage: Manny.
Round 1: Mayweather was more active than usual in the early going and has already begun leaning on Pacquiao and landed several scoring blows, including a straight right. Advantage: Floyd.
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May 3, 2015 at 6:33 am
Show-biz, plus small ‘419’. Watch out for part 2.
May 4, 2015 at 9:03 am
This fight was too technical, and for me disappointing for a match so anticipated. My money was on Manny to win, luckily I no get that kind money to bet….
Apoche master, which one be part 2?
May 4, 2015 at 12:45 pm
it was just over hyped,no bloodshed sef…i for just jejely de sleep my sleep..
May 4, 2015 at 2:02 pm
fight of the century indeed! for the ‘kpogri matter’ its worth that title but for the performance; it was a dismal show
May 6, 2015 at 9:11 am
This people make me go use my 1900 subscribe for gotv after all the hyping advert on the tv..subscribing na that time them know say ss9 will carry it..the so called idiot customer care called me to subscribe to 13k premium plan..i no go park am buy DSTV?
May 6, 2015 at 9:13 am
With all the hype self i dey expect blood to full ground like water wey they rush from tap