Athletes react to Floyd Mayweather's victory
Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in a long-awaited bout billed the "Fight of the Century.
Though Pacquiao struck some highlight-caliber blows, Mayweather's trademark defensive style wore down his opponent. Mayweather dodged Pacquiao's blows and landed enough punches for a unanimous decision in a fight that didn't live up to everyone's expectations.
Mayweather remained perfect, improving to 48-0, while Pacquiao fell to 57-6 with the defeat.
Mayweather entered the fight as the favorite, though Pacquiao's odds increased since the bout was announced in February.
Here are some notable athlete reactions to the fight and Mayweather's victory:
I miss the days when people used to get knocked out!! All this technical boxing is boring af! 😤😴— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) May 3, 2015
Boxing is boring 😴😴😴 I want to see punches. Try to knock someone out. All this dancing around— charlie bell (@flintstone14) May 3, 2015
Great fight, will Mayweather fight Golovkin?— Adrián González (@Adrian_ElTitan) May 3, 2015
Valiant effort, PacMan. Congrats Mayweather!— Landry Fields (@landryfields) May 3, 2015
Omg awesome fight congrats to both, was hard to choose sides can't wait for the decision.— Jordan Clarkson (@JClark5on) May 3, 2015
Floyd just speaks it into existence, his confidence at his craft is unreal!!!— Scott Machado (@_ScottMachado) May 3, 2015
I was entertained! It was a classic Mayweather fight...dude just doesn't get hit. I like PacMan tho...he has heart!— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) May 3, 2015