American Floyd Mayweather overcame Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous decision in what was billed as one of the biggest fight in boxing. A fight that was weeks in the making, would always be seen as anti climatic if either man won by anything other than a knock out. Indeed ‘Money Mayweather’ overcame his rival on points in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.
The three judges awarded the fight 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112 all in the American’s favour. The latest win for the 38 year old Mayweather sees him add the WBO welterweight title to the WBC and WBA titles he already has.
Floyd Mayweather a five-weight champion is now unbeaten in 48 fight and one victory away from equaling Rocky Marciano’s record of being unbeaten in 49 fights.
Manny Pacqiuao who boasts of being a champion in six different weights has 57 career wins, six losses and two draws. After the fight the Philippine fighter blamed a shoulder injury for his loss, which lead his American rival to state that he to was carrying injuries to his hands and arms.
The fight between arguably the two best fighters of the generation had unprecedented coverage on news channels and social media channels .Many stars were in attendance at the MGM grand in Las Vegas such as singers Justin Beiber, Sting and singer/actor Jamie Foxx, other stars included actors Robert DeNiro and Clint Eastwood. As for the fight itself both fighters were awarded with very lucrative financial deals with Mayweather and Pacqiuao set to split in the region of $230 million (£150 million)
After the fight when asked about the possibility of fighting Britain’s Amir Khan, Mayweather said “ I am not thinking about that. All I want to do is go home and rest”. Should Khan get his wish and fight Mayweather, such a fight will no doubt be the biggest of Amir Khan’s career and boost his status amongst the elite .