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Fight of the Century: Mayweather vs Pacquiao

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Fans all over the world have been counting down to the moment when these two superstars finally step into the ring together. It’s a cataclysmic showdown that has been repeatedly referred to as, ‘The Fight of the Century.’ Floyd Mayweather Jr., 47-0-0, 26 KO, is the favored fighter tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against Manny Pacquiao, 57-2-5, 38 KO.

Looking back throughout Boxing history, this fight is comparable in scale to Ali’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ vs. George Foreman, or even, Sugar Ray Leonard’s first match up against Robert Duran.

Most people are just tuning in to see whether Pacman can pull off the upset against the seemingly unstoppable Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr. Out of all Floyd’s opponents up to date, Pacquiao has 7-titles and is the most worthy opponent Floyd has ever faced. His fighting style is southpaw, fast-hand speed, and it strongly juxtaposes Floyd’s unorthodox method of defensive fighting because Pacman’s style is something Floyd has never faced before. Mike Tyson was quoted saying, ‘Mayweather will be hit, Hurt more than ever.’

So the time is almost here.

The two fighters will battle for the WBO/WBA/WBC Welterweight unification belts tonight at 9 ET, 6 PT. HBO/Showtime will be providing Pay-per-view packages.

It will be located at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, venue capacity 16,500.

DGKDYH MGM Grand hotel and casino, Las Vegas Boulevard South ( The Strip ), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
DGKDYH MGM Grand hotel and casino, Las Vegas Boulevard South ( The Strip ), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

 

There are two fights scheduled for the under-card:

WBO featherweight titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko (4-0-1) vs. Gamalier Rodriguez (23-2-3)

super bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz vs. Jose Cayetano

The PPV package costs 89.00 for SD and 99.00 for HD

Results:

Lomanchenko wins by ko with 50 seconds in the tenth round as he lead astronomically on the scorecards and Rodriguez took a knee, not recovering.

Santa Cruz wins over Cayetano with unanimous decision.

Round 1

Floyd lands two hard right hands, both fighters cautious. Toward the end, Pacman corners him and clench untill end of round.

Round 2

More aggressive Pacman, Floyd dodges and weaves, keeps his distance, throwing straight rights at angles.

Round 3

Mayweather clenches, pushes pacman’s head down. Mayweather fights on outside, landing more straight rights.

Round 4

Manny’s round, counter left hands, lead right hooks. Floyd sits on hopes, hoping to tire Pacman. Pacman responds smartly, noting the tactic.

Round 5

Clear Floyd round. He boxes, moves, stays out of the way of Pacman. Pacman showing little head movement or foot movement.

Round 6

Pacman throws several flurries, pins Floyd on ropes.

Round 7

Floyd on his bicycle. Pacman landing two good straights. Equal round.

Round 8

Floyd boxing, moving. Pacman walking straight down pike, getting countered with right hands.

Round 9

Floyd running, Pacman chasing. Floyd winning by points.

Round 10

Floyd dominates round with counter lefts and lead rights

Round 11

Floyd more aggressive, believing he has lead.

Round 12

Floyd lifts hand at end, runs around, thinks he has won.

Decision: Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. wins by unanimous decision!

So there you have it folks.  To get our take on the fight and what may transpire as a result of the outcome checkout our post fight analysis right here at SciFighting.com!