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Over2.5
21 Feb 15 00:15
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Finally.. after 5 plus years he ran out of excuses and into a dead end. he was made to take this fight. there will be multiple threads on this before fight night so if possible keep all discussions on the one thread. Roll on may 2nd
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Report Mike-lfc May 3, 2015 5:54 AM BST
ANOTHER VINTAGE "MAYWEATHER FIGHT... GUY TURNS INTO GOD WHO'S FIGHTING MAYWEATHER"...
Report Somerset Sam May 3, 2015 5:54 AM BST
Im surprised people are surprised what a borefest this was. Thats what Mayweather does. FACT.

Can anyone remember the last time a hyped up boxing match actually lived upto the hype?
Report maleuk01. May 3, 2015 5:55 AM BST
reading out his sponsors more than once, all about the $$$$$$$$ with him Sad
Report Mike-lfc May 3, 2015 5:55 AM BST

May 3, 2015 -- 5:54AM, Somerset Sam wrote:


Im surprised people are surprised what a borefest this was. Thats what Mayweather does. FACT.Can anyone remember the last time a hyped up boxing match actually lived upto the hype?


people will keep paying there money in the hope that he gets knocked out... which just isnr gonna happen....

Report Westender May 3, 2015 5:55 AM BST
Yet another big money PPV stinker

Hope the mugs finally learn the lesson.
Report Facts May 3, 2015 5:56 AM BST
The Thriiler In Manilla
Report Mike-lfc May 3, 2015 5:56 AM BST
byw
Report Mike-lfc May 3, 2015 5:56 AM BST
bye
Report Mikael D'Haguenet May 3, 2015 5:56 AM BST
Can't wait to fork out another £25 to watch the rematch.
Report Jack Bauer '24' May 3, 2015 5:56 AM BST
The outcome was entirely predictable.
Report tictacman1 May 3, 2015 5:56 AM BST
not sure the blackmarket vip seats were worth 100k $$... feel mugged
Report Somerset Sam May 3, 2015 5:56 AM BST

May 3, 2015 -- 5:55AM, Mike-lfc wrote:


May  3, 2015 --  5:54AM, Somerset Sam wrote:Im surprised people are surprised what a borefest this was. Thats what Mayweather does. FACT.Can anyone remember the last time a hyped up boxing match actually lived upto the hype?people will keep paying there money in the hope that he gets knocked out... which just isnr gonna happen....


Totally agree.

Report Angela Rebecchi May 3, 2015 5:57 AM BST
This guy interviewing is a complete tit. Manny unanimous decision paid out :)
Report macca18 May 3, 2015 5:57 AM BST
Mayweather is a class act no doubt but his style just does not bring excitement full stop.
Report Facts May 3, 2015 5:57 AM BST
Facts     03 May 15 05:56 

The Thriiler In Manilla

In answer to Somerset Sam Happy
Report slip5 May 3, 2015 5:58 AM BST
amir khan could best mayweather
Report macca18 May 3, 2015 5:58 AM BST
The Best Ever????

Absolutely no chance.
Report tictacman1 May 3, 2015 5:58 AM BST
lets gets the sausages on......
Report brendanuk1 May 3, 2015 5:58 AM BST
best ever at picking his fights
Report macca18 May 3, 2015 5:59 AM BST
The Smartest Ever?

Possibly.....
Report Mikael D'Haguenet May 3, 2015 6:00 AM BST
brendanuk1     03 May 15 05:58 
best ever at picking his fights


Joe Louis had his 'Bum of the Month' club, but you're not wrong.
Report Angela Rebecchi May 3, 2015 6:00 AM BST

May 3, 2015 -- 5:59AM, macca18 wrote:


The Smartest Ever?Possibly.....


Spot on.

Report TheEdd May 3, 2015 6:02 AM BST
Mayweather is the mourinho version of a boxer. You don't have to like his style but he get things done one way or the other
Report TheEdd May 3, 2015 6:02 AM BST
spot on fabrice muamba ‏
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 6:03 AM BST
Jose Torres said you have to be smart especially in the ring to be a champion. Mayweather does what Mayweather does and if you challenge him you've got to figure out a way to stop him. Sure he makes fighters look bad. That's part of his art and people pay him a lot of money to show it.
Report RozelKid May 3, 2015 6:03 AM BST
2 great boxers, but when fighting each other their individual styles cancels each other out. I think both camps knew this 5 years ago. It has to be one of the worst boxing matches ive seen.

They both set this up as their last pay day and have timed it pefectly as being a big rumble when it was always going to be a non fight.

It was more like a jump and skipping match whilst playing tag.

Who would pay to watch these 2 fight again - only the true boxing fans i suppose.
Report Sven Vath May 3, 2015 6:08 AM BST
He is probably the best of all time at avoiding getting hit. Would be great to see his reaction times vs other sportsman.
Report johnnythebull May 3, 2015 6:08 AM BST
guy back pedalling for 12 rounds..wins by 8 rds..yeah,sure
only one guy trying to win the fight
not impressed..he's gonna have one more fight..he knows he's slowing down
defo NOT up there with the true greats for me
Report Mikael D'Haguenet May 3, 2015 6:09 AM BST
Can't disagree EO, but Floyd is smart outside of the ring too. No doubt this would have been much more competitive 5 years ago when we all wanted it to happen. Tonight could be described as anticlimactic, except we all expected it!
Report brendanuk1 May 3, 2015 6:09 AM BST
had to wait 6 years to beat pacquiao, great timing Plain
Report jaykally May 3, 2015 6:10 AM BST
So disappointed, after all that hype. Always happens with these boxers, they talk a good game with  all that jazz and then nothing. Boxing as a sport is a dying sport, if that was the fight of the century then RIP
Report paddletoe May 3, 2015 6:10 AM BST
He might be great at winning fights his way but that doesn't mean people have to like it.
Report Westender May 3, 2015 6:10 AM BST
Mayweather v Khan PPV next

Mugs beware of the stinker
Report brendanuk1 May 3, 2015 6:11 AM BST
Oscar De La Hoya @OscarDeLaHoya  ·  22m 22 minutes ago
Sorry boxing fans.
Report paddletoe May 3, 2015 6:12 AM BST
I don't see how that kind of entertainment justifies the money he gets.
Report Mikael D'Haguenet May 3, 2015 6:12 AM BST
Pacquiao only landed 18 jabs.
Report paddletoe May 3, 2015 6:15 AM BST
Who do these fights of Mayweather entertain other than a small minority of boxing purists who appreciate his defensive approach to not getting hit. Most people want something more from a champion.
Report casemoney May 3, 2015 6:17 AM BST
Exhibition and a bit of comedy from Manny ," I thought i won " Laugh
Report Lucky Sod May 3, 2015 6:17 AM BST
my son who lives in America just posted...


dancing with stars messed up , half of america couldnt watch as PPV bombed out!
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 6:20 AM BST
It's sport paddle. It's about demographics and records. Mayweather fights his way and Pacman fights his. Floyd plays the fans like a ten bob banjo but they must want playing. People keep talking about boxing dying but a little perspective is called for as we've just seen the richest fight in history and there is still so much to see. If you want to see spectacularly KO artists they are out there. Mayweather isn't one but he brings the skills he has. He makes money and when he makes money we make money. Time and time again the cry has gone out that this time it will be different. Not yet.
Report paddletoe May 3, 2015 6:26 AM BST
Imagine he is impressive to see up close and he might be the greatest modern day boxer but his fights lack any drama or wow moments and tonight was another anti climax. You cant blame him for being himself and winning so comfotably but I would not pay to watch one of his fights again.
Report happyhibee May 3, 2015 6:32 AM BST
The point of boxing is to hit and not be hit. Mayweather just put on an absolute clinic in that tonight and people crab him cos it wasn't exciting. Sometimes being much better than everybody leads to gripes but it's not his fault people aren't as good as him
Report paddletoe May 3, 2015 6:33 AM BST
Bit cheeky of Manny to claim he had won the fight. Mayweather was unusually humble to Many when he was interviwed. Many should have been more magnanimous in what was as clear a defeat as you could have imagined without a knock down.
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 6:33 AM BST
Quite agree paddle. I never pay to watch him. I think the Hatton fight was the last one I did pay for but he does help my fund to watch other boxers. There are all kinds of artists out there. Something for everybody but this place is usually quiet and he helped bring people out just to see him lose. Never underestimate the skill of a huckster. Laugh
Report paddletoe May 3, 2015 6:34 AM BST
Even if you could find a boxer as good as him would that not only serve to make their fight twice as boring.
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 6:35 AM BST
True paddle but then Mayweather can afford to be humble if it gets him another pay day like this and it's in Manny's interests also to talk the fight up as being some kind of controversial loss.
Report shiraz May 3, 2015 6:36 AM BST
Pity about the timing for you guys in the UK, here in Aus it started at 2PM.  A few beers down the local, free to watch and the atmosphere was great (busiest I have ever seen it).

Terribly disappointing effort put in by both, looked like their training regime is more strenuous than the fight itself.
Report paddletoe May 3, 2015 6:36 AM BST
He is a great fighter. But after you have watched him once what more is their left to see.
Report linc the sink May 3, 2015 6:38 AM BST
Mayweather humble when talking about manny???r u having a foooking laugh
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 6:40 AM BST
That would depend paddle. Styles make fights. if you had a fighter of a similar style then yes probably but then again if you had an aggressive fighter who was good enough to make Floyd fight for his life then you could have a barnburner. They've said a few would be able to do so but they can't. Look at Canelo. That was the changing of the guard fight. He's back to winning ways and he outweighed Floyd by nearly two stones on the night. Still not enough. Only father time can beat Mayweather and he's elsewhere at the moment.
Report Geesyerdosh May 3, 2015 6:40 AM BST
A Mayweather borefest, but master class.

If he really wants to try and justify TBE there is only one fight out there.

Triple GGG at catch weight. Defeat him and he'll get all the props.
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 6:41 AM BST
Anyway I'm back to bed to put the money under the mattress.
Report paddletoe May 3, 2015 6:42 AM BST
Manny just made himself look bitter and ridiculous claiming he thought he had won the fight. I had some people round in my house to watch the fight including a person from the Philipines and they were embarrassed by his comments afterwards.
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 6:42 AM BST
Now that's a fighter Geesyerdosh.
Report paddletoe May 3, 2015 6:43 AM BST
all the best eo.
Report Supernando2010 May 3, 2015 6:50 AM BST
I was all wrong on this...perhaps i was expecting too much from Pacman, obviously you cant just swarm over a guy like Floyd because you wont have a lot left in the tank after a while but to me it was clear Floyd was the quicker one here...Manny caught him with a good combination in the fourth round but it was like he didnt have the intensity nor the energy to jump all over him and knock him down, perhaps Manny from 2009 would do exactly that but clearly the fact that it took this long for the fight to take place had given Mayweather the upper hand.

Im a big Pacquiao fan but i have to admit Mayweather won this fight fair. He is a more dirty fighter then Pacman and there were a few cheap shots but he is clearly the best in doing what it takes to win a boxing match. Perhaps not very entertaining for some fans but you have to respect him for being a grandmaster in his own style which is a completely legitimate way to get a boxing match won.
Report Westender May 3, 2015 7:03 AM BST
I was ridiculed over the past month by mates when I stated that I would never buy a PPV and thought this fight would be a stinker.

Floyd has a long history of stinkers so I am not surprised.
Report Supernando2010 May 3, 2015 7:22 AM BST
I also think this "careful agressiveness" from Pacquaio was the worst approach they could possibly make. You cant outbox Floyd and you also cant knock him out with one punch. Tyson said it very well that Manny would have to get dirty if he wants to win this because there is no other way. He should have made a high risk brawl out of this fight from the first minute with accepting the possibility that he might get knocked out himself.
Report ZEALOT May 3, 2015 7:47 AM BST
If you have never boxed its probably boring but if you have boxed you cannot help but to admire how easy floyd makes it look. We see manny can hit good fighters so easy & so many times, he could hardly land a clean shot on floyd. Give the guy credit as you wont see his like again for a long time.

EXCELLENT POST .


SUPERNANDO .

that was not a stinker mate , that exhibition of boxing was one of the soundest I have ever seen .

It is called boxing not fighting , and as they say a good boxer will always beat a good fighter .

FLOYD MAYWEATHER Jr in my opinion is the most elusive boxer in the history of the sport . As stated earlier , a 'GRANDMASTER' Of his profession.
Report johnnythebull May 3, 2015 9:31 AM BST
i'm pretty sure roberto duran wouldn't have lost to him by 8 rds
& no way sugar ray leonard loses to him
could box defensively like he does but a lot more in his arsenal coming forward
personally didn't think he was as good defensively as in prior fights
and it was always going to be a pts win in his favour when the two were left standing after 12
Report Whisperingdeath May 3, 2015 11:11 AM BST
TBE

He is having a laugh!

To be fair he is a smart guy and to quote a " Pugilist Specialist" but he stinks the place out. I would never pay to watch him fight. People forget Duran fought against Middleweights. I remember watching the Mickey Ward Arturo-Gatto fights and Barrera- Morales epics. The truth is Floyd is an excellent boxer and dedicated to his profession but TBE and All Time greats fight whoever wants to take their Crown.

You can't knock his Ring ability and I know he beat Corrales and Castillo but in my book he didn't take on all comers and to be TBE you have to fight the best when the gauntlet is throw.

Oh and as defensive boxers go try Jack Johnson!
Report Hound-Dog-2 May 3, 2015 11:19 AM BST
Floyd has the technical skills to change his style to adjust to his opponent. Hardly 'the fight of the century', didn't live up to all the hype, more like a dancing match at times, but Floyd is exceptional.
Report Platini May 3, 2015 11:34 AM BST
where can I see the highlights?
Report horusisis May 3, 2015 11:44 AM BST
there wasnt any
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 11:44 AM BST
Who knows if Mayweather actually believes if he is the TBE and frankly who cares. I don't think anybody who knows and loves boxing would rate him that highly. When it comes to us boxing lovers some will have him in their top ten and some won't. That's no disservice to him. It just shows how tough it is to rate the guys who have claims to being the greatest of all time. All the guys at that level had great skills but many others had genuine KO ability but what really sets them apart is their willingness to test themselves consistently against the best. 

Roy Jones set something of a template for Mayweather to follow but even he fought some truly great fighters at their best and didn't chisel them with demands which sapped their ability to show their own best.

Smartest of all time?

Maybe.

Greatest?

Not even close in my book.
Report bardo May 3, 2015 11:47 AM BST
i thought the size difference was a big factor.

Floyd has a reach advantage of 5 inches and is also 2 inches taller

Pacman just couldnt get to him as Mayweathers movement meant that he is so hard to hit.

it made it hard for Manny to turn it into a brawl as all floyd had to do was pick him off and score

There wont be a rematch. Thats that folks
Report Hound-Dog-2 May 3, 2015 11:47 AM BST
"where can I see the highlights?"

the highlights ???

just Google highlights of the fight - several videos online.
Report slip5 May 3, 2015 11:51 AM BST
who mayweather fight next
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 12:14 PM BST
If the fight could be made Golovkin would be the one I'd pick. But I doubt it will happen and definitely not at middle.
Report ZEALOT May 3, 2015 12:16 PM BST
eternal

If Floyd is not even close as TBE , could you please name 5 who are better ??
Report Westender May 3, 2015 12:20 PM BST
The re-match is already being discussed - PPV £24.99 before the fight date is announced £29.99 thereafter
Report jucel69 May 3, 2015 12:21 PM BST
I haven't had this much fun since I had to endure every minute of Greece's 2004 Euro triumph
Report Hound-Dog-2 May 3, 2015 12:29 PM BST
'The Fight of the Century'...... I'll always remember this fight for the rest of the weekend !
Report ZEALOT May 3, 2015 12:41 PM BST
well if you bought the 'fight of the century' that is your own fault . Floyd was never gonna go toe to toe with him
Report johnnythebull May 3, 2015 1:45 PM BST
Hound-Dog-2    03 May 15 12:29 
'The Fight of the Century'...... I'll always remember this fight for the rest of the weekend !


you're excelling yourself remembering that long even
instantly forgettable in real time!!
Report Platini May 3, 2015 3:00 PM BST
have searched youtube etc. haven't found any highlights, just the usual preview cr.a[p and false titles

any links, put them up. ta Happy
Report johnnythebull May 3, 2015 3:20 PM BST
check this out,my man

http://www.allthebestfights.com/mayweather-vs-pacquiao-full-fight-video-pelea-completa-2015/
Report Platini May 3, 2015 3:33 PM BST
perfect. cheers Cool
Report Zazu May 3, 2015 3:55 PM BST
Mayweathers made $500million+ by dodging punches. Pacquaio is to blame for the boring fight imo Plan A was garbage and didnt have a plan B
Report Westender May 3, 2015 4:20 PM BST
There was only 1 plan last night for both fighters - to screw as much money out of people as possible.

Same for the re match
Report GRANTCKING May 3, 2015 4:21 PM BST
just watched the fight, 118-10?? really??
Report TheChaser May 3, 2015 4:32 PM BST
Manny got schooled big time , i had pac to win only small bet as i thought Mayweather would do what he did but wanted Pac to win always wrong going against your head.Re-match could happen you never know but Pacs got to fly in and not move out so soon when he has him on ropes like Roaches plan in this fight.Just do what Maidaina done in the first box and go for KO as its possible.

I reckon Mayweather is one of the greatest now hes ,who should he fight next? He was a KO fighter but aging he changed into mega defence , dont get hit dont lose simple.He showed Pac respect also all night.This fight was m;ade 5 year ago imo and Mayweather and Pac held of for bigger money.This is the fight he came back for
Report TheChaser May 3, 2015 4:35 PM BST
I agree the scores where a but over the top , need to give Manny a round more maybe or 2 but just look at punches landed , Pac landed f.all and that makes Mayweather untouchable at this level.
Report TheChaser May 3, 2015 4:42 PM BST
Thurman being mentioned as next opponent , back floyd at 1.01 if that goes ahead haha
Report Platini May 3, 2015 6:14 PM BST
It's a sad day when you're running scared of Amir Khan FFS Laugh
Report TheChaser May 3, 2015 6:38 PM BST
Cotto rematch , Canelo rematch plenty for him to choose money will be huge even though everyone says they will never pay again as Mayweather is boring.The celebs will pay for it and the sponsors also so 1 more fight might even be Manny again.Hope so and Manny goes for it like Maidana
Report TheChaser May 3, 2015 6:41 PM BST
Some people will be calling him a **** if he picks Khan he cant win , im no fan but he is the best and proved it last night , its boxing not street fight so you use the ring how you like every inch of it
Report TheChaser May 3, 2015 6:41 PM BST
p u s s y
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 6:49 PM BST
If Floyd is not even close as TBE , could you please name 5 who are better ??

Not for sure no zealot. I'm the first to admit it's speculative and subjective. We have enough trouble identifying who is the best P4P now let alone in history. The subjective issue is massive. Fighters now guard their 0 like a nun does with their chastity whereas in days gone by they fought so often that with other front line fighters and many others not so good they could have an off day three or four weeks after gutsing it out in the previous fight.

I certainly don't hold losses from those days or indeed now against a fighter if they are shooting for the stars but names I'd throw into the mix in no particular order although I'm not suggesting they are definitely better would be the following. One other thing I do generally tend to allow a certain amount of time to settle on a career before making a final pronouncement and I find it highly likely that Floyd will rise. However:

The daddy - Robinson.

Bubbling under - Armstrong, Duran, Pep, Hagler, Leonard, Sanchez, Greb, Leonard, Wilde, Louis, Gavilan, Walker, Leonard, Wilde, Jones, Ali.

And doubtless others.
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 6:52 PM BST
Apologies. I rated Leonard but not so as to put him in twice. I refer to Benny and Ray.
Report DancingDenman May 3, 2015 7:56 PM BST
Andre Ward can't get a fight at SM because he's a technical purist, but this low life n1gger gets paid $150 million for a dancing show. Puzzling.
Report TheChaser May 3, 2015 8:02 PM BST
Promoting the fight on a high scale , thats how you earn $$$$$$$ Pac and Floyd have had this fight planned for a good few year the longer it went on the more $$$$ was made.It came now as people had given up on it and they cashed in their chips both unharmed
Report TheChaser May 3, 2015 8:03 PM BST
Now Mayweather has given up his belts or is planning too before last fight , there should be some good scraps for they belts
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 10:25 PM BST
Out of order Denman. You may not like him. Many of us find his life outside the ring to be appalling but in the 21st century to denigrate him with the term you did is unforgivable. Had you been an ill educated red neck having sex with your sisters and mother in 1950's America you may just have been partially excused because you were an ignorant idiot. You have no such excuse now. Shame on you.
Report DancingDenman May 3, 2015 10:37 PM BST
Eat **** ET they call it themselves. Nice to see your support for a wife beating jail bird who has a very questionable character.
Enjoy your copy of the Morning Star and vote for Red Ed on Thursday. Tosspot.
Report Eeternaloptimist May 3, 2015 11:09 PM BST
It's funny how you equate my horror at your ignorance with support for Mayweather's crimes. I'm no leftie sucker. Take that to the bank but if your neighbour broke into the graveyard and dug up corpses for a spot of necrophilia would you be out with your shovel on the basis that what is sauce for the goose? In fact don't answer that question. GCHQ may be reading and I don't want you to incriminate yourself. The word belongs in another age. A much poorer age in morals and the fact that you are defending it on this basis shows how stupid you are.You get that motherfrucker? Stupid.
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y May 4, 2015 12:54 PM BST
amazing, Floyd schools Manny and still gets no credit and so many still whinge, the guy is an awesome boxer, simple as

and where is that mouth Over2.5 ??
Report mightymoyes May 6, 2015 6:33 PM BST
Would anyone that paid for the fight on Saturday be prepared to pay to see a rematch?
I certainly wont be paying to watch that again.
Report Zazu May 6, 2015 9:14 PM BST
He won't have to leave first gear to beat khan but it'll still sell million ppvs

I probably would buy a rematch. Purely because I'm a mug and the sequel can't possibly be as bad
Report johnnythebull May 7, 2015 12:48 PM BST
could be worse.sport hardly exists these days.it's all business.media hype building things up to get the juices salivating appealing to the ill informed.sad thing is,it keeps working.the real world disappeared a long time ago,can't recall the exact date but....
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