It was the most lucrative and high-demand boxing match in history and if you doubted Floyd “Money” Mayweather would be able to pull off a win, then you’re delusional. The stands in the MGM Grand’s Garden Arena in Las Vegas were on fleek with A-listers including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Beyonce and Jay Z, Diddy and Cassie Ventura, Justin Bieber, Don Cheadle, Jimmy Kimmel, Antoine Fuqua, Tom Brady, Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Clint Eastwood, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Donald Trump, Paris Hilton and Ben Affleck. Jamie Foxx performed the “Star Spangled Banner.”
Mayweather, a 10-time world champion, was determined not to be trumped by Philippines native Manny Pacquiao on his homeland turf and landed 148 of his 435 punches. The judges’ scorecards –118-110, 116-112 and 116-112 – were in favor of Mayweather, 38, who remains undefeated with a 48-0 record, which includes 26 knockouts.
This highly anticipated fight is definitely an upset for Pacquiao fans. He’s a hero to many, as well as a cultural icon and congressman. But he’s also a man who could only land only 81 of 429 punches. Frustrated and defeated, Pacquiao He says he lost to a shoulder injury.
Mayweather’s purse is upwards $180 million.