Floyd Mayweather Jr Defeats Manny Pacquiao
If there was ever a question of where Floyd Mayweather, Jr. ranks historically, he answered all the questions Saturday night. It wasn’t a pretty fight and people are complaining about Mayweather, Jr.’s defensive style against Manny Pacquiao, but he just got the job done.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is a sharp, calculating boxer. He boxes rather than getting into slugfests. What we saw Saturday night was more of the same from Floyd, Jr., never seeming to lose control.
In defeat, Manny Pacquiao thought he won the fight, as did his legendary trainer Freddie Roach. It was pretty clear to the judges in their unanimous decision that Floyd took the fight down and unified the welterweight titles. Mayweather, Jr. is reported to earn $180 million and Pacquiao $120 million from the fight.
What’s next for the champ? Mayweather, Jr. said in his post fight press conference that he’s going to vacate his titles, fight his last fight on his Showtime contract in September and hang up the gloves. We’ll see if he changes his mind, but with this victory, there’s no one left to fight. He’s beaten all the top guys in his divisions year after year and he’s at that age.
Manny says he’s going to take a break a reevaluate his future. Manny Pacquiao is one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport. He not only brought excitement and class to boxing for years, but he was also the only 8-division champion in history. VFD connects brands with top athletes in all sports. Manny Pacquiao has been a brand ambassador for years, and it will be interesting to see what happens to his sponsorship dollars in the future.