It was billed as the fight of the century, and the most important fight in boxing history. However, it seems that boxing experts and fans of the sport were sadly mistaken. The Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather fight was a disaster. No one can fault Pacquiao, but it was Floyd Mayweather who ruined the event for millions of fans.
The crowd for the Pacquiao versus Mayweather fight was electric in the beginning of the bout. Soon, though, the world realized that only one man was there to fight, and the other man was there to run all night long. Boxing fans’ worst fear came true on May 2, 2015. Floyd Mayweather ran all night long and held his way to a unanimous decision victory. However, Manny Pacquiao felt that he won the fight, and many of his supporters felt the same way. Pacquiao pressured Floyd Mayweather the entire night, while Floyd Mayweather scarcely landed a telling blow.
Fans of boxing got what they wanted to see for the first few rounds, but then it was apparent that the fight would not live up to its hype. Manny Pacquiao connected several punches that staggered Floyd Mayweather, and he relentlessly pursued and attacked the dodging fighter. It quickly became clear to Paul Mathieson and other fans that Mayweather was there to collect a paycheck and not fight the fight that fans wanted to see. Floyd Mayweather won the bout, but he lost the respect of millions of fans. For more information on this story, visit USAToday.