The fight of the century is finally here.
While Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr duke duke it all out at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA we are livr blogging the event all the way from Marriott Hotel Manila!
Lomachenko vs Rodriguez
Lomachenko dominates Rodriguez via KO in the 9th round.
Leo Santa Cruz (Mexico) vs Jose Cayetano (Mexico)
Both fighters now making their way to the ring!
Halway through the fight. Santa Cruz dominating Cayetano in punch volume.
Result: Leo Santa Cruz dominates Jose Cayetano for 12 rounds, winning via unanimous decision.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (USA) vs Manny Pacquiao (Philippines)
Fil-Am team Gail Banawis sings the Philippine national athem Mexican national athem.
Jamie Foxx sings the American national anthem.
Manny Pacquiao pauses for a selfie with trainer Freddie Roach on his way to the ring.
Floyd Money Mayweather enters the ting wearing black and gold. Some booing.
Round 1: Intense entry by Pacquiao. Lots of feeling, no solid hits. Mayweather looking sharp and quick on his feet. 1-0 Pacquiao
Round 2: Manny coming in hot, catches Mayweather in the corner with a few shots. The old Pacquiao is back. 1-0 Pacquiao
Round 3: Pacquiao slows down. Mayweather pinned to the ropes. Solid left by Manny. Tough round to call, but will give it to Pac for the left. 1-0 Pacquiao
Round 4: Pacquiao lands a solid left on the jaw, presses Mayweather to the ropes. Best punch so far, and Manny’s best round. 1-0 Pacquiao
Round 5: Lots of movement but no real action. Shots landed by Mayweather. 1-0 Mayweather
Round 6: Mayweather and Pacquiao trade shots. Pacquiao dominates but unable to land cleanly. 1-0 Mayweather
Round 7: Pacquiao slows down. Mayweather grazed by Manny. Some trading but mostly running by Mayweather. Another tough round, will give it to Pac for ring control. 1-0 Pacquiao
Round 8: Mayweather uses his reach to his advantage, Pacquiao lands a left. Solid right from Mayweather 1-0 Pacquiao
Round 9: Manny unable to break through Mayweather’s defense. Shots landed by Mayweather. Tough round to call.
Round 10: Pacquiao corners Mayweather, controlling him the entire round. Frustration from Manny. 1-0 Pacquiao
Round 11: Mayweather comes in strong. Pacquiao looks tired. 1-0 Mayweather
Round 12: Pacquiao frustrated, unable to get to Mayweather. Lots of running from Floyd. 1-0 Mayweather
Result: Floyd Mayweather Jr defeats Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision, staying undefeated.
Official judge’s scorecard results:
Glenn Feldman 116-112 Mayweather
Burt Clements 116-112 Mayweather
Dave Moretti 118-110 Mayweather
This has been an amazing fight and well worth the wait. Congratulations to Floyd Mayweather Jr on becoming theWBC, WBO, WBA, and The Ring Welterweight champion, and the undisputed #1 pound-for-pound champion of the world.
At the post-fight interview, Manny Pacquiao told Max Kellerman that he thought he won the fight, to which Max asked “You thought you won the fight? Why?” to which Pacquiao responded, saying “he didn’t do nothing he always run.”
From Marriott Hotel Manila, we are now singing off! \m/_