Boxing's mega-fight extravaganza featuring Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather has come and gone. The highly anticipated spectacle has flip-flopped indecisively over the last six years, and on Saturday night, combat sports enthusiasts were finally treated to the showdown between boxing's first-ever billionaires. 'Turns out - not everyone was impressed.
UFC chief Lorenzo Fertitta - along with boxing studs Mike Tyson and Oscar De La Hoya - took to twitter to vent his frustration over the relatively dull 12-round affair:
Ordered a steak and got a salad. #MayPac— Lorenzo Fertitta (@lorenzofertitta) May 3, 2015
Sorry boxing fans.— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) May 3, 2015
Mayweather took home a clear-cut unanimous decision victory over Pacquiao, in a bout that saw little action throughout the 36 minutes. Mayweather's ring craft proved to be too savvy for Pac-Man, as the Filipino struggled to penetrate Floyd's defensive armor. The undefeated champ shoulder-rolled, ducked, dived, side-stepped and weaved his way from Pacquiao's blistering punches, craftily evading most of Manny's attacks while sniping with sharp counters of his own.
Many fight fans echo the opinions of Tyson, De La Hoya and Fertitta, with some MMA fans rejoicing over the anti-climatic showdown. Bloody Elbow's Mookie Alexander has provided an analysis of the boxing/MMA conflict ignited from Saturday night's mega-event. Click here to read it.