Mayweather Defeats Pachiao in Largest Fight Purse Ever


 
 

In what was one of the most highly anticipated boxing matchups of all time, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. cemented his legacy Saturday night by defeating Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao via unanimous decision 118-110, 116-112, 116- 112 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

With the victory, the 38-year-old Mayweather improved his perfect record to 48-0 and won the WBO welterweight title from his Filipino opponent.

The fight was eclipsed only by the amount of money each fighter was paid. The champion Floyd Mayweather received $150 million and the Pachiao walked away with almost $100 million. The fight was the largest revenue producer in boxing history generating over $500,000,000.

Both fighters are weighing their future following the fight. Mayweather said after the fight he will fight once more and Pachiao has said he may fight twice.


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