Floyd Mayweather prevails over Manny Pacquiao with unanimous decision win.




Floyd Mayweather put on another boxing masterclass to beat Manny Pacquiao comfortably on points with scorecards of 118-110, 116-112 x 2 being delivered by the 3 judges at the end of 12 rounds.

Manny Pacquiao had his moments but he was kept largely subdued by Mayweather’s jab and craftsmanship, Pacquiao appeared to lack ideas on how to get inside on Mayweather, as a result Mayweather dominated the majority of the rounds and a unanimous decision was exactly what he deserved.

The crowd booed Mayweather at the end but it was a disservice to a man who had been so dominant in the sport for over a decade and had just cemented his legacy as one of the sports pound for pound greats. Mayweather is now 48-0 and according to the man himself will fight one more time and retire.

In the post fight interview Pacquiao claimed he felt he had won the fight but while Mayweather’s defensive style and tactics may not be to everyone’s taste, it was clear to see there was only one winner in this fight. Floyd Mayweather had taken care of business yet again.

It was unclear exactly what Pacquiao’s game plan was but he just did not seem to want to let his hands go and the Compubox punch statistics were a surprise to everyone who expected Pacquiao to go in with a high volume of punches.

It was infact Mayweather who threw very marginally more punches.

Final Punch statistics (CompuBox)

final punch stats

And it was Mayweather who made his count with a 34% connect percentage, landing 67 more punches than Pacquiao. While compubox statistics can be questionable the statistics seemed a reasonable account of what was witnessed in the ring on Saturday night.

2015 looks like it will be Mayweather’s last year in the ring, and whatever you think of the man outside of the ring you just can’t question his class inside it.