My review of the Mayweather – Pacquiao fight

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I haven’t seen a more technically proficient performance than what Mayweather gave last night. As much as I despise what the man represents, his boxing prowess was about as close as you are going to get to THE perfect boxing performance. Anyone that tells you different is either lying or doesn’t know much about boxing.

Former world cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson was surprised by the margin of Mayweather’s victory. He said: “He shocked me and shocked everybody because he stepped up another three, four, five levels and shut him out. It was a complete masterclass.

“The whole thing of boxing is hit and not be hit. That’s what he did.” – BBC news.

To demonstrate how dominant he was, you only need to look at the stats – 148 connected punches to Pacman’s 81. Money Mayweather made Manny look almost second-rate. Some might even call it a boxing lesson. I’d be loathed to see a rematch because Manny was just so out-classed. Pacquiao was dominated nearly as much as Mayweather’s predecessors, Maidana and Alvarez. Mayweather gave us a sublime tactician’s exhibition of speed, accuracy and power. He controlled the range and Manny kept walking into his jab. Pacquiao wasn’t aggressive enough. Mayweather actually threw more punches – 435 to 429 – and landed with 39% of them, compared to 19% for his opponent.

Mayweather says he will hang up the gloves after the next fight, but I highly doubt it considering he is approaching Rocky Marciano’s record of 49 wins and 0 losses. Can you imagine Mayweather leaving boxing at 49-0 which would be after his next bout? I can’t. I think Mayweather’s 49th fight could be against the British boxer of Pakastani descent -Amir Khan.

Lots to look forward to in the world of boxing. Who said it was dead?

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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