Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Twitter reacts to 'boring' victory for Mayweather

The 38 year old is now 48-0 after his victory at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Louis Dore
Sunday 03 May 2015 10:08
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Floyd Mayweather won a unanimous verdict victory over Manny Pacquiao this morning in Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, in a bout that is expected to smash viewership and revenue records.

Tickets for the fight are reported to have changed hands for as much as $350,000 and viewers in the UK paid £19.95 to watch the bout on Sky Box Office.

However, many spectators of the pay-per-view fight felt their money, and years of hype, had been somewhat wasted after Mayweather’s defensive display earned him the victory.

After the fight, Pacquiao himself said he thought he had beaten Mayweather, having been the more attacking fighter. However, as the scorecard read, Mayweather threw and landed more punches.

The football parallels did not stop there, as some even compared Mayweather to Chelsea and Jose Mourinho’s defensive tactics.

While some may have found his tactics dull, Mayweather’s decisive victory takes him to 48-0 and a class above Manny Pacquiao, something his detractors can’t argue with.

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