Manny Pacquiao Says, ‘I thought I won the fight.’
The fight of the century between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather on Saturday ended in a unanimous decision in favor of Mayweather.
The scores given by the judges were on a relatively wide margin. The three judges gave the fighters 118-110, 116-112 and 1116- 112, respectively, all in favor of Mayweather.
Although the verdict was irrevocable, Manny Pacquiao said during an interview after the fight that he thought he won after Mayweather simply avoided him inside the ring.
During the Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight, Pacman showed his aggressiveness and his unorthodox style. Meanwhile, Mayweather used his signature defense of dodging punches and moving around the ring, reported Business Insider.
Manny Pacquiao gave a statement that got a lot of people surprised. He set his modesty aside when he claimed, “I thought I won the fight. He didn’t do nothing.” Pacman also referred to Floyd’s boxing style as “running”.
On the other hand, Mayweather played on the safer side when he dodged the big shots thrown at him while offering jabs. The combination done through this style has helped Floyd outdo Pacquiao by a healthy margin.
David Mayo posted on his Twitter account, @David_Mayo, “Total punches landed: Mayweather 148, Pacquiao 81, per CompuBox” while Chris Mannix posted, @ChrisMannixSi, “Per CompuBox: Mayweather threw 435 punches, landed 148 (34%). Pacquiao threw 429 punches, landed 81 (19%)”.
Throughout the fight, Mayweather covered up to minimize the damage caused by Pacquiao after getting the chance to get punches in. Manny Pacquiao wasn’t the only one feeling Mayweather has just run around the ring. Boxing legend Evander Holyfied said during an interview with ESPN, “Of course, it takes two people to fight. You got one guy moving. You got one guy trying to catch him.”
The fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather has turned out frustrating to most viewers who were expecting an aggressive fight between the two boxers. People waited more than 5 years for the fight to be realized.
Mayweather’s strategy was perfect against a powerful puncher like Manny Pacquiao. This is what also made Floyd Mayweather a successful boxer throughout his career.
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