THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY finally happened Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boxing aficionados say the fight didn’t live up to the hype. It lasted 12 full rounds but there were no knockdowns. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was the clear winner. The viewers were the clear loser.
Critics say Manny Pacquiao’s performance against Floyd Mayweather Jr. was disappointing. Although to be fair, his performance in Congress is much worse.
According to Compubox, Floyd Mayweather Jr. outpunched and outlanded Manny Pacquiao in their 12-round fight. The undefeated American clearly outclassed the Filipino champion. Analysts say Mayweather schooled Pacquiao on defense, timely counter-punching, waltz, foxtrot, and samba.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. disappointed a lot of boxing fans with his style. The multimillionaire was avoiding the attacks and was too defensive. Mayweather is the Binay of the boxing world.
Boxing fans slammed Floyd Mayweather Jr’s strategy. He won anyway. After the fight, Mayweather immediately received 100 million dollars, and 100 million loud boos.
Viewers called the “Fight of the Century” boring. Both fighters were barely hurt although Mayweather sustained bruises in his reputation.
Heartbroken Filipinos refused to accept the result of the fight calling the judges’ unanimous decision “luto” (fixed) and Mayweather, “madaya.” The reaction was a ‘dryrun’ for next year’s election.
The fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather for the unified welterweight title is believed to be the richest in history. In close second, the fight for Makati City Hall.
The Fight of the Century is over. If Manny Pacquiao retires from boxing, he’ll shift his focus to another pastime – lawmaking.
Manny Pacquiao will definitely run in 2016. He should get some tips from Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Several local government officials sponsored a public viewing of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight last Sunday. It was live and it was free. So thank you Governor, thank you Mayor, thank you Kagawad, and most of all, thank you 2016!
The Armed Forces of the Philippines is still proud of reserve Army Lt. Col. Manny Pacquiao. The AFP saw the fight and Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang called it “unfair.” Catapang said the military wanted to help Pacquiao but the fight was allegedly kept secret from the AFP.
Minutes before Sunday’s main event, Mommy Dionisia was flashed on the screen only once – and wasn’t available for interview immediately after the fight. Rumors say Mommy D will break her silence in a press conference being organized by Migrante.
When a relaxed Manny Pacquiao entered the arena smiling, the crowd erupted in cheers. The energetic Pacquiao had the fans on their feet. Seated Mayweather supporters wanted to complain but backed off when they saw Doris Bigornia.
Socialite Raymond Gutierrez drew flak from netizens for posting what was perceived to be a ‘sexist’ tweet. While watching the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, Gutierrez tweeted, “Mayweather clearly has a vagina.” Netizens were shocked. They didn’t expect Raymond to be familiar with the vagina.
“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”
~Robert Green Ingersoll
“I don’t want a Mayweather rematch anymore. I don’t like him so much.”
~Princess Pacquiao, Manny’s eldest daughter
“He’s a hell of a fighter. Now I see why he is one of the guys at the pinnacle of the sport of boxing.”
~Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Manny Pacquiao
The Telegraph – Mayweather versus Pacquiao: Five things we learned
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[Photos: Pacquiao/Mayweather: Reuters; Pacquiao Mayweather 3: Chicago Tribune; Pinoy Crowd: Inquirer.net; Mayweather/Belts: Agence France Presse; Pacquiao/Kimmel: Al Bello, Getty Images ]