Being a MMA website, boxing is rarely discussed here unless it’s another mixed martial artist coming out of the woodwork claiming they could easily beat Floyd Mayweather in a fight. But, since Mayweather finally agreed to fight Manny Pacquiao – or Pacquiao finally agreed to fight Mayweather – we had to cover the biggest boxing match in recent memory.
The pay-per-view broadcast, which comes with a hefty $95.95 price tag, begins live at 9PM ET/6PM PT, but Mayweather and Pacquiao aren’t expected to make their way into the ring until approximately Midnight ET/9PM PT.
Mayweather is nearly a 2-1 odds-on favorite to bump his professional record to a perfect 48-0. “Pac-Man,” meanwhile, comes in as a +175 underdog to blemish “Money’s” immaculate record.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
Here is the blow-by-blow from tonight’s fight:
1stRound: After a delay due to high volumes of last minute pay-per-view buys, both fighters have entered the ring and are about to be introduced. Here we go! Mayweather controls the round landing the two biggest punches, a counter right and then another right from an attacking stance. Pacquiao tries to get aggressive in the last 10 seconds, but doesn’t land. Mayweather 10-9.
2ndRound: Pacquiao is much more assertive in the second. Mayweather clearly respects Pacquiao’s power wanting to avoid as many shots as he can. Not much offense from Mayweather. 10-9 Pacquiao.
3rdRound: The defensive prowess of Mayweather is shinning through. Pacquiao can’t stop the straight right from landing. Pacquiao is still trying to push forward, but he can’t land. 10-9 Mayweather.
4thRound: Best round for Pacquiao. Lands a clean left hook that pushes Mayweather back and forces him to cover up. Mayweather looks like he’s handling it well. 10-9 Pacquiao.
5thRound: Mayweather lands a combination that gains him momentum. Pacquiao moves foward, but doesn’t mount any offense. 10-9 Mayweather.
6thRound: Pacquiao lands a clean left hand that causes Mayweather’s right eye to water up a bit. Mayweather lands a right, but Pacquiao counters with a left that puts Mayweather on the ropes. Pacquiao attacks, Mayweather shakes his head at Pacquiao signaling that he’s not hurt. 10-9 Pacquiao.
7thRound: Both fighters settle down a bit. Mayweather lands a counter left that causes Pacquiao to trip up a bit. Mayweather is clearly trying to get his momentum back. Floyd’s starting to use his jab a lot more, Pacquiao lands a left that ignites his supporters. 10-9 Mayweather.
8thRound: Good aggression from Pacquiao, lands a couple lefts, but whiffs on a big right hook. Mayweather lands a pair of left hooks that stems the tide. Pacquiao chases to end the round, but misses everything. 10-9 Mayweather.
9thRound: Not much action in the ninth, playing into Mayweather’s favor. Pacquiao lands a left to Mayweather’s body, Mayweather lands a straight right to Manny’s dome.
10thRound: Mayweather is picking his shots with his back to the ropes. Pacquiao tries to swarm in, but isn’t landing anything flush. 10-9 Pacquiao.
11thRound: Mayweather lands a pair of right hands to begin the round. Floyd narrowly misses an uppercut as Manny attacks. Pacquiao lands a straight right when Mayweather tries to back out of the corner. Left hook scores for Mayweather. 10-9 Mayweather.
12thRound: Another Mayweather paced round. Pacquiao is unable to sustain any sort of offense. Pacquiao is trying his hardest to land anything. Mayweather is showing his defensive excellence. 10-9 Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather Defeats Manny Pacquiao via Unanimous Decision (118-110, 116-112, 116-112)