A fight that was five years in the making was over in a flash as Floyd “Money” Mayweather put on a boxing clinic to defeat Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao by a unanimous decision and remain undefeated.
Displaying the kind of elusiveness and strategic nous that has made him the best fighter in his generation, Mayweather eased to a 48th professional win, despite Pacquiao claiming he did enough to take the victory in the immediate aftermath.
As a sporting event that gripped the globe, many tweets were sent about the fight. Here are a sample of some of the best:
Mike Tyson tipped Pacquiao to win, but was left unimpressed by Mayweather’s defensive approach:
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 3, 2015
Amir Khan, however, had a different opinion:
— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) May 3, 2015
The style of the fight, with Mayweather keeping Pacquiao at bay, split boxing fans. Oscar de la Hoya, who fought both men, felt fans didn’t get their money’s worth:
Sorry boxing fans.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) May 3, 2015
From a celebrity point of view, Ashley Cole reflected on what could be the start of a good weekend for him:
— Ashley Cole (@TheRealAC3) May 3, 2015
Joey Barton clearly is a Pacquiao fan:
He’ll never be taken in by the people because he’s boring to watch. Whatever happens at least MP came for a fight.
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 3, 2015
Some thought Mayweather “parked the bus”
Mayweather be like.. pic.twitter.com/tB9g4RvCaz
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) May 3, 2015
Pacquiao, who blamed a shoulder injury for defeat afterwards, just couldn’t make an impression on the fight, as the stats suggest:
#MayPac: Mayweather Thrown – 435 Landed – 148 Pacquiao Thrown – 429 Landed – 81
— Bet Share (@Bet_Share) May 3, 2015
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