Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Updated Mar 25, 2016 at 01:48PM EDT by Brad.

Added May 03, 2015 at 04:28AM EDT by Z..

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Overview

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was a high-profile professional boxing match between the eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao[1] and undefeated five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr.[2] that took place on May 2nd, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Background

The rumors of a boxing match between Mayweather and Pacquiao have been on the horizon since as early as 2009, with many experts speculating that the event would be the highest grossing fight in history. However, the match could not come to fruition until mid-2015, mainly due to the two parties' disagreements over the terms of the contract, including revenue sharing, drug testing and venue locations. On February 20th, 2015, Mayweather at last confirmed that the fight will take place on May 2nd via social media, and a limited number of 500 tickets subsequently went on sale to the public in the price range of $1,500 to $7,500 per seat; the tickets sold out within the first minute. Experts also predicted that the match would be the most profitable fight in boxing history with a projected revenue generation of $300 million.

Notable Developments

Mayweather's Victory

Mayweather won the fight by unanimous decision. Two of the judges scored 116–112 , with the third one scoring 118–110.


IM WATT'S SCORECARD ROUNDS MAYWEATHER 10 10 10 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 10 10 117 PACQUIAO99 9 10 9 109 9 9 10 9 9 12 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 TOTAL

The victory has received an overall negative reaction on the Internet, especially on Twitter, where people complained about Mayweather's tactic, which was an anticlimactic defensive maneuver compared to Pacquiao's exhilarating aggressive approach. Mike Tysson's tweet about the match got over 85,000 retweets in less than 10 hours (shown below). Other various personalities and celebrities that have watched the match have also complained their disdain on Twitter.




Various Examples

Mayweather's "running and hugging" tactic has been the mocked source of deviation regarding various image macros, fan-art, and videos.


Relationship Goals Phil 2 minutes ago 塩 Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/WiiU Community "Dang it, Mayweather! Fight like a man!" Yeah!
dont want to Fight you, B4 It snot like wánna hug you or anything

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