Fans of Manny Pacquiao are certainly in distress after his uninspiring fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr’s next fight in September might be aired free on network television. Read on for more details.
The fighters and fans have judged the performance of Pacquiao from various perspectives. Some believed that if Pacquiao had given his 100 percent, the American boxer could not get triumph over him easily. Whereas, other experts held Pacquiao responsible for not disclosing his right shoulder injury he received while training with which he fought and later presenting it as an excuse for his defeat.
Some critics consider the bout was itself disappointing and they have mainly pointed to Mayweather’s defense-oriented strategy in the ring. On the other hand, the difficulty faced by Pacquiao in responding punches to Mayweather was another reason for his brazen defeat.
“I think in the first four rounds, Pacquiao had a good fourth and then in the fifth. But he just let Mayweather dictate the pace and that’s why [Maywather] is a great fighter,” Joe Calzaghe, the former champion and retired Welsh professional boxer said to Boxing Scene.
“I know the boxing purist appreciated the fight. I didn’t expect a slugfest… But that’s why Floyd Mayweather is undefeated – he’s a hard man to catch,” Calzaghe added.
According to Christian Today, Mayweather said “following his win over Pacquiao that he will step in the ring for the last time on Sept. 12, 2015.” Based on his contract with CBS, some reports speculate the free broadcasting of bout on CBS, although it is not confirmed. The last bout was televised through pay-per-view system by HBO in association with Showtime.
Mayweather proposed a fight with Pacquiao on Dec. 12, 2014 saying that the latter had lost to Juan Manuel Márquez and he was “not on his level.”
A large number of celebrities attended the show including Justin Bieber, who was Mayweather’s entourage. Other celebrities in attendance included Paris Hilton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Donald Trump, Magic Johnson, Ben Affleck, Russell Westbrook, Drew Barrymore, Amir Khan, Clint Eastwood, Charles Barkley, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, The Jonas Brothers, Evander Holyfield, Jimmy Kimmel just to name a few.
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