And we have a winner! Three months after Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. signed on to duke it out in the ring, Floyd Mayweather came out on top in the epic May 2 match-up.
It was a grueling fight between Manny Pacquiao, 36, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., 38, but a winner has been named! The boxers dueled at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2, in a buzzed-about, highly-anticipated match that’s been years in the making, with Floyd taking home all of the glory in a points decision after 12 tough rounds.
Floyd Mayweather Wins Manny Pacquiao Fight: Epic Battle
The first 5 rounds of the fight were a close call – with Manny rocking Floyd in the fourth round with a vicious hook that dazed the champ and forced him into defense on the ropes.
However, despite Manny’s attacking stance and Floyd’s clever defensive work it was ‘Money Mayweather’ who landed more clean punches.
And at the end it was left to the judges’ decision who decided unanimously that Floyd was the deserved winner.
The fight was just as intense as expected, and the men certainly didn’t disappoint after months of building up this moment. The duo sealed the deal to spar on Jan. 30, after weeks of rumors that a fight would be happening.
And the audience was packed with celebrities, including, of course, Mayweather’s biggest supporter, Justin Bieber, 21, and fans alike. Ahead of the highly-anticipated evening, it was estimated that Floyd and Manny would make $100 million each for going at it.
“The fight will sell itself, which is a great thing,” Floyd said during a March 11 press conference. “[Manny’s] doing a lot of media, talk shows, which is great. I prefer him to do it so I can train.”
Justin was there to lend his support, but, as HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY reported, he turned down an opportunity to sing the National Anthem before things started up.
“Floyd has asked Justin to do the National Anthem, but since everything has been so last minute with this fight, Justin doesn’t really want to do it,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He just wants to be in Floyd’s corner and enjoy the night, so he passed on doing the anthem.”
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the fight? Are you surprised at the results?
— Alyssa Norwin