After an exchange of multiple jabs, it happened. The long awaited ‘Fight of the Century’ was over
Fans of Manny Pacquiao stamped in frustration as his opponent, Floyd Mayweather Jr., remained undefeated via unanimous decision, awarded on Saturday, May 2, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena (Sunday, May 3 in PH).
In a live screening sponsored by Smart Communications, Inc. at SM Aura Cinema 1, the crowd cheered, jerked in their seats and clenched as Pacquiao throws powerful punches against Mayweather.
Pacquiao did all his efforts to beat his opponent, barreling him at the corners, but Mayweather was too fast enough to escape Pacquiao.
The 12 rounds ended with Mayweather remaining elusive, as Pacquiao, seemed as the more active player, keeps on chasing him inside the ring.
Yet, the final fight statistics released by CompuBox stated that Mayweather has released more punches than Pacquiao.
With a total of 435 punches, Mayweather delivered 6 punches ahead of Pacquiao who got a total of 429.
Out of that 435, 148 punches has landed, 81 of which were counted as powerful punches and 67 were the jabs he threw against Pacquiao.
Pacquiao, in comparison, has 81 punches landed on Mayweather which is quite lower than expected.
“It was a good fight, I thought I won the fight,” Pacquiao said in a post-fight interview with HBO’s Max Kellerman.
Mayweather, with his counter attacks, managed to defend himself against the boxing prowess of Pacquiao.
“He’s a hell of a fighter, I take my hat off to Manny,” said Mayweather. “He’s a tough competitor.”
116-112 was scored by judges Burt Clements and Glenn Feldman, 118-110 was from Dave Moretti.
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