Mayweather beats Pacquiao in the fight of the century

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In the most anticipated fight of the decade and the richest bout of all time, Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decision.

Pacquiao was the more aggressive fighter, and thrilled the heavily pro-Manny crowd in the middle rounds with a few left hands to Mayweather’s jaw. But ultimately Mayweather’s legendary defense was too good, and he took control of the fight in the latter rounds.

The judges scored the fight 118-110, 116-112, 116-112. The consensus in the boxing world is that it was the correct decision.

Pacquiao disagreed.

“I thought I won the fight,” Pacquiao said after the fight. “He didn’t do nothing.”

For full round-by-round commentary, check out below.

  • 12:50 AM

  • Mayweather wins by unanimous decision. He’s still undefeated.

  • 12:50 AM

  • The decision is in…

  • 12:49 AM

  • This was the scene all night. Pacquiao throwing, Mayweather dodging, and scoring points.

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    • 12:46 AM

    • Here comes the decision. Probably just a formality now. Mayweather won this…

    • 12:45 AM

    • That it’s. Mayweather thinks he won, and he’s almost certainly right.

    • 12:45 AM

    • 10 seconds…

    • 12:44 AM

    • Mayweather not breaking a sweat in this final round. Pacquiao seems to have run out of gas.

    • 12:43 AM

    • Here we go. Round 12. Manny needs to go for broke because he’s behind on points.

    • 12:42 AM

    • Floyd chases down Pacquiao for the first time. One round to go, Mayweather has the lead

    • 12:39 AM

    • As we head into the 11th round, it feels like Pacquiao needs to go hunting for a knockout. Floyd in control.

    • 12:38 AM

    • Not much action this round. One flurry by Pacquiao raised an eyebrow, but that was Floyd’s pace again. Two rounds to go… feels like Mayweather is in control.

    • 12:35 AM

    • Round 10. Here we go..

    • 12:34 AM

    • Counterpoint

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    • 12:33 AM

    • Mayweather’s defense is on point this round. Pacquiao can’t find an opening.

    • 12:31 AM

    • Round 9 is underway. Pacquiao lunges at Floyd but doesn’t land anything.

    • 12:31 AM

    • Mayweather playing mind games. He thinks Manny can’t hurt him.

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    • 12:30 AM

    • An uneventful round, which is what Floyd wants. Four rounds to go and it’s anyone’s fight.

    • 12:27 AM

    • Round 8 begins with Pacquiao landing two left hands. He’s not going away.

    • 12:26 AM

    • Round 7 in the books. It’s a consensus Mayweather round. Still a close fight but Mayweather might be ahead on points right now.

    • 12:26 AM

    • Mayweather taunted Pacquiao.

    • 12:23 AM

    • Round 7 is underway. It opens with Floyd walking down Pacquiao, clearly trying to turn on the offense.

    • 12:22 AM

    • Round 6 is over. Close round, could go either way. Despite Floyd’s taunts, Pacquiao was more aggressive.

    • 12:21 AM

    • Floyd against the ropes and almost taunting Pacquiao, who’s throwing flurries to the body but not landing.

    • 12:20 AM

    • Round 6 underway. Pacquiao’s pace has dropped a bit. This is the danger area against Mayweather.

    • 12:19 AM

    • Here’s that left hand from Pacquiao in Round 4. It stunned Floyd.

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    • 12:18 AM

    • Round 5: Vintage Floyd. The consensus is he’s up either 4-1 or 3-2.

    • 12:17 AM

    • Big right hand from Floyd lands. He has taken back control after Pacquiao won Round 4.

    • 12:16 AM

    • Round 5 opens at a slower pace.

    • 12:14 AM

    • Pacquiao had him against the ropes all round.

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    • 12:14 AM

    • Round 4 over. Pacquiao clearly wins the round. We’ve got a fight!

    • 12:12 AM

    • Pacquiao lands a big left! Mayweather protecting himself against the ropes.

    • 12:11 AM

    • The consensus is Floyd either won all three rounds or 2 of the 3. Into Round 4 we go.

    • 12:10 AM

    • Round 3 is over. Another close one, but Pacquiao may have edged it.

    • 12:09 AM

    • Mayweather holding whenever Pacquiao tries to get inside, drawing some boos from the crowd. This is becoming a typical Mayweather defensive performance.

    • 12:08 AM

    • Round 3 underway. Mayweather landing more, Pacquiao throwing more so far.

    • 12:06 AM

    • Round 2 is over. Close round. Manny the aggressor but didn’t land a ton.

    • 12:05 AM

    • Manny lands a left to the body, trying to back him into the corner.

    • Mayweather-Pacquiao

    • 12:04 AM

    • Pacquiao more aggressive than the first round so far. Hasn’t landed anything meaningful tho.

    • 12:03 AM

    • Round 2 underway…

    • 12:02 AM

    • Round 1 is over. Consensus: Mayweather won the round with two good right hands.

    • 12:01 AM

    • Mayweather lands a hard right with 30 seconds left in the 1st round. Biggest shot yet.

    • 11:58 PM

    • Here we go… Mayweather-Pacquiao has begun

    • Mayweather-Pacquiao

    • 11:57 PM

    • We’re about to start any moment.

    • 11:55 PM

    • The tale of the tape

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    • 11:52 PM

    • Now Mayweather enters the ring with the Burger King guy (?). Almost go-time.

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    • 11:50 PM

    • It’s a pro-Manny crowd.

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    • 11:48 PM

    • Pacquiao now making his way into the ring. The dude can’t stop smiling.

    • 11:46 PM

    • Here’s Manny making his way to the ring with Jimmy Kimmel. He’s been loose all week, and he’s not stopping now.

    • Jimmy Kimmel (Mayweather-Pacquiao)

    • 11:44 PM

    • Anthems are over. Let’s do this!

    • 11:42 PM

    • The national anthem of the Philippines was great.

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    • 11:38 PM

    • The national anthems have begun. They’re going to sing the Mexican anthem first in honor of Cinco De Mayo. Getting closer!

    • 11:34 PM

    • So many people are ordering the fight that it’s crashing the system.

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    • 11:33 PM

    • It may begin at midnight.

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    • 11:27 PM

    • It’s unclear when we’re going to get underway.

    • 11:23 PM

    • BREAKING: The fight is being delayed because of widespread issues with PPV distribution. We could be looking at a midnight start time or later, HBO’s Jim Lampley just said on air.

    • Jim Lampley (Mayweather-Pacquiao)

    • 11:22 PM

    • Tom Brady, who was at the Kentucky Derby this afternoon, is in the house.

    • Tom Brady (Mayweather-Pacquiao)

    • 10:59 PM

    • BETTING ODDS: Mayweather is the favorite at -200. Pacquiao’s odds at +180.

    • 10:17 PM

    • If you’re having trouble with the PPV, you aren’t alone…

    • There are widespread reports for pay per view outages affecting Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, and many more providers’ customers.

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