Boxing WBO Welterweight Title – Mayweather Beats Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather emerged victorious from the most lucrative fight in history, beating Manny Pacquiao by a wide unanimous decision of the judges in Las Vegas. American-born Mayweather, 38, delivered a defensive master class against his Philippine rival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, making the necessary adjustments after only a few rounds before disappearing out of sight. Mayweather, who added the WBO welterweight title to the WBC and WBA titles he already owned, was awarded the fight 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112 by the three judges.

With his victory, Mayweather also cemented his status as the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of his generation. The five-weight world champion is now undefeated in 48 professional fights, stretching back 19 years. Six-weight world champion Pacquiao, who falls to 57 wins, six losses and two draws, later blamed a shoulder injury for his defeat. The fight generated estimated revenue of $400m (about FCFA235bn). Mayweather and Pacquiao will share the sum of $2303 (about 135bn) with the winner bagging home $150m that is about 88bn.

Source : Cameroon Tribune

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