In the richest fight in the history of boxing, Floyd Mayweather improved to 48-0 after beating Manny Pacquiao on points Saturday night.
Two ringside judges scored the fight 116-112, while the other ruled it 118-110.
Mayweather was able to use his superior reach for much of the fight to fend off the smaller Pacquiao, who ended up chasing his opponent for much of the fight.
“I take my hat off to Manny Pacquiao. I see now why he is at the pinnacle of boxing,” Mayweather told reporters. “I knew he was going to push me, win some rounds. I wasn’t being hit with a lot of shots until I sit in a pocket and he landed a lot of shots.”
It was disclosed after the decision that Pacquiao was participating in the fight with an injured right shoulder, which he damaged around March 11 (according to promoter Bob Arum). The Nevada boxing commissioners didn’t allow Pacquiao to take an anti-inflammatory shot prior to the fight.
“The ruling tonight affected the outcome of the fight,” Arum told the media.
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