Manny Pacquiao fans call for Mayweather rematch

Manny Pacquiao fans call for Mayweather rematch

Manny Pacquiao has stated that he had a tear in his right shoulder, boxing fans all over the world are calling and questioning the fact that there should be a rematch.

Mayweather won by unanimous decision taking his unbeaten streak to 48 fights.

But Pacquiao’s fans and countrymen believe he was robbed.

This man says he believes Pacquiao was the better fighter, “I think he will fight again, he’s two years younger than Floyd, I think Manny still has it. I don’t know which opponent will be big enough for Manny.”

At the same time, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Golden Gloves Rodney Berman has told Eyewitness News the judges scored the Floyd Mayweather/ Manny Pacquaio fight incorrectly.

The cards read 118 to 110, 116 to 112 and 116 to 112, as Mayweather won by unanimous decision taking his unbeaten streak to 48 fights.

The unbeaten streak moved to 48-0, giving Mayweather a chance to equal Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0 with his final fight in September, which he has said, will be his last.

Though Pacquiao repeatedly forced Mayweather to backpedal, the wily American blunted his opponent’s best efforts by using his renowned defensive skills while getting in several telling jabs and punches of his own.

“Manny Pacquiao is a hell of fighter, I see now why he is at the pinnacle of boxing,” the 38-year-old Mayweather said after an emotional embrace with Pacquiao. “I’m a smart fighter, I outboxed him.

When the two camps finally hammered out a deal, it was the richest in boxing history, setting new records for pay-per-view (PPV) buys and gate receipts.

The fighters were also paid royally for their night’s work, with Mayweather guaranteed $120 million and Pacquiao $80 million although both men could pocket much more depending on the number of PPV purchases.

Even if Mayweather were to have retired unbeaten there would have forever been a question mark hanging over his career without at least one meeting against his Filipino rival.

SEPTEMBER SWAN SONG

Dubbed the “Fight of the Century” the MGM Grand Garden Arena crackled with energy as the rich and famous settled into their ringside seats.

Actors Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington rubbed shoulders with sports celebrities such as Michael Jordan, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and billionaire Donald Trump.

With prime seats commanding six-figure sums on the resale market even the very wealthy and very famous were forced to call in favours to secure a golden ticket while an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 fight fans flooded into the desert gambling capital to be part of the buzz.

Five years of hype then reached a climax when famed announcer Jimmy Lennon stood in the centre of the ring and told the crowd, “the wait is over, it’s go time”.

The bout marked Mayweather’s 11th consecutive fight at the MGM but it was Pacquiao who enjoyed a massive edge in support as he appeared in the arena.

“It is a good fight. I thought I won the fight. He didn’t do nothing. He always moved outside,” said Pacquiao, who dropped to 57-6-2. “I did my best but my best wasn’t good enough.”

After the fight, Mayweather confirmed his last fight will be in September this year.