Manny Pacquiao is walking down the hallway of the MGM wearing a smile on his face. He looks relaxed and ready to fight. Before Pacquiao walks in the arena, he takes a selfie with his trainer Freddie Roach. It is an interesting crowd and atmosphere. No one truly knows what to expect.
Floyd Mayweather walks in the arena wearing a black, white, and gold, leather outfit. Floyd is all business. Floyd looks extremely focused.
Here we go!
Fight starts center ring. Mayweather starts first with a one-two. Floyd looks sharp. He is feinting the jab and looking for the counter. Floyd lands the first clean punch, a counter right hand midway through the round. It is still a cautious round overall. Manny is reaching for his left hand but can’t find the target. Floyd is in top form. He lands a big right hand with 30 seconds to go.
Floyd has his hands raised to his head, and lands another counter right as Manny continues to come forward. Manny cannot seem to find the target. It is a one-sided so far. Floyd’s straight right hand is the only significant punch in the fight. Manny has not landed. By the eighth round we might start looking at our phones.
Manny lands his first combo in the first minute of the third round. Floyd takes it well. He continues to use the ring and movement to keep the advantage. Even though Pacquiao has not landed any significant punches, he is keeping the pressure on. The closest round so far, Manny takes it.
Floyd lands two solid rights in the first thirty seconds. Manny throws a four-punch combo that does not connect. Manny has Floyd in the corner, he is looking for the straight left, but cannot land it clean. Manny connects a with solid left that backs Floyd to the ropes. Pacquiao hits with more shots, Floyd nods to say it doesn’t hurt, but the crowd goes crazy. Good round for Pacquiao so far. Floyd takes the shots well, but Pacquiao has momentum. Pacquiao hits Floyd with a good right hand at the sound of the bell.
Close fight. 2-2 so far, Pacquiao coming forward again, but Floyd keeps him at bay with the jab. Floyd hits Pacquiao with two good straight rights in the second minute and uses the ring again to keep his distance. Good round for Floyd.
Pacquiao hits Floyd with a good left that backs Mayweather. He follows it with a nice four punch combo. Mayweather is backing up, but lands good straight right hands. Pacquiao backs Floyd to the corner, looking for angles. Good close round. Pacquiao wins.
Floyd comes forward and becomes the aggressor in the first minute. This round is even. This fight is even. Floyd’s jab is the key. He is keeping Manny from throwing combinations. Hard left hand lands for Pacquiao. That was a hard round to score.
Pacquiao rocks Floyd with a straight left hand. Floyd takes it well. Manny’s aggression is effective in this round. His left hand is finding the target. Mayweather is coming back with two good left hooks. This is another close round to score.
Tension rises. Pacquiao lands a good left that backs up Mayweather. Mayweather follows with a straight right. Pacquiao is timing his left hand well, and another good shot. Pacquiao lands a good three-punch combo at the end of the round.
The chess match continues in round 10. Mayweather is using the distance well. He is relaxed and Pacquiao looks anxious as he tries to find the target. Manny whiffs on a wide left-hand towards the end of the round.
Floyd comes forward and lands two good right hooks. Floyd lands a great right uppercut in the first minute. Floyd sees the telegraphic shots coming and moves away. He tags Manny with a left-hand counter shot towards the end of the round.
Floyd is boxing smartly as usual. He is in complete control. Manny is looking for the big shot but seems reluctant to throw, almost in frustration. Action in center ring, Floyd is clowning. Floyd knocks out Manny’s mouthpiece in the last minute to no effect. Both fighters raise their hands at the sound of the bell.
www.thesweetscience.com scores the fight 115-113 for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The official judges score the fight 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 all for Floyd Mayweather Jr.