How Twitter reacted to Mayweather’s comfortable Pacquiao win

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:

Amir Khan, however, had a different opinion:

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:

From a celebrity point of view, Ashley Cole reflected on what could be the start of a good weekend for him:

Joey Barton clearly is a Pacquiao fan:

Some thought Mayweather “parked the bus”

Pacquiao, who blamed a shoulder injury for defeat afterwards, just couldn’t make an impression on the fight, as the stats suggest:

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Matt Wiggins

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