It has been exactly 8 years as of today since the boxing world witnessed ‘The Fight of the Century’ and this bout definitely lives up to its name. As it’s still talked about among all the combat sports fans, the debate of the bout’s winner will go on forever. The fans have their divided opinions between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao as some think that Mayweather didn’t win the fight, and Pacquiao was the actual winner of the bout. Now Mayweather won the fight by a unanimous decision in the 12 rounds. Strangely, Mayweather didn’t throw many jabs in the fight, as compared to ‘PacMan’.
But he threw more punches overall in the whole fight, so that’s where the opinions get split mostly. According to a report by Compubox, it’s been revealed that ‘Money’ had 435 punches in total and only 148 punches connected with his opponents, which kept him at 34% accuracy. While Pacquiao threw around 429 punches and could only touch Mayweather with just 81 of them. So he kept his accuracy at 18%.
Last year, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were also caught exchanging heated words on camera. So now, on the annual anniversary of their bout on May 2nd, Boxing News made a Facebook Post about the legendary bout.
This aroused the debate again among boxing fans about the $600 million fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao.
Fans give out their mixed opinions about Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao
The fans made their feelings known about the epic bout between the two boxing legends. One of the users, Sergs Pagio, took the side of ‘PacMan’ and mocked Mayweather for being defensive. They wrote, “Floyd Mayweather the fastest runner inside the ring! He defeated Manny Pacquiao in track and field 😂😂😂”.
Another fan, Elli Green, shared the sentiments of the previous commenter. They wrote, “Oh yeahhh I remember this fight! When The Pac Man owned the exchanges, Landed the most punches and then lost by unanimous decision 🤔”.
One fan, Jerome Lee Ross, stated that the decision was unfair and not right. They wrote, “Manny won fr, very bias judges and audience.. pressured him more than any of the other fights💯“.
Now there were many fans who agreed with the results of the 2015 bout.
Jerome Campbell wrote, “Why did the fight fail? 🤣🤣🤣 cause Floyd little boy’d Manny as he did Canelo?”
Another fan, James Durbin, said this in Mayweather’s support, “Easy fight for Floyd, far superior boxing IQ. Floyd is not the type of fighter I enjoy watching or like as a person but he was very good defensive fighter“.
Opeti Aonga logically explained his stance in support of Floyd Mayweather. They wrote, “Floyd made manny look sluggish in that fight making him only land 19% of his punches. People can say manny had an “injury” but he’s had that injury since 2008 and only brings it up when he loses. Mayweather was also champion so manny had a lot to prove in that fight and didn’t deliver.”
Now, this debate would never be settled, until and unless fans get a rematch between Mayweather and Pacquiao. Well, many fans are still trying to be hopeful about the bout. What are your thoughts about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao? Let us know in the comments section.