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Old 05-03-2015, 01:24 AM
 
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The more he talks, the more unlikeable he becomes.

As far as the fight, i didnt see it because no way i would ever give Mayweather 1 cent of cash, but many are saying it was boring and embarrassing, probably the most overrated boxer in history.
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Old 05-03-2015, 01:29 AM
 
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What matters to each individual is - did/does a certain fighter or athlete entertain you and bring a smile to your face.

While Mayweather's fighting style may not be entertaining for a lot of folks, he does a good job at playing the heel and that makes people watch. A fan may know they wont enjoy the action, but they can certainly cheer for the heel to go down. With that said, will people be watching Mayweather fights on Youtube in 25 years like they do Tyson's? I doubt it. The majority of viewers are casual fans that enjoy athletes pressing the action. Mayweather presses the action with his words and persona.
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Old 05-03-2015, 01:33 AM
 
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Everyone wanted a Pacquiao fight but got exactly what they didn't want: a Mayweather fight. People are furious!!

Bye bye $100
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Old 05-03-2015, 01:56 AM
 
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Yet another boxing clinic by Professor Mayweather

Simply one of the greatest fighters of all time...
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta (Finally on 4-1-17)
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I didn't think the fight was overly exciting. I do think the judges got it right though.

Of course he won. He produced/funded the fight and put up all of the initial money. That's how boxing is.


It's a business not a boxing match.
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:05 AM
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Of course he won. He produced/funded the fight and put up all of the initial money. That's how boxing is.


It's a business not a boxing match.
Well that has nothing to do with why he won.
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:05 AM
 
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The best defensive fighter in history. You can't touch him
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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That was a very unusual performance from Pacquiao. I knew Floyd would win, but I thought it would be a much closer fight.
No, it was a testament to the skill of Mayweather. It's that simple!
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:53 AM
 
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We didn't watch it but it really seems predictable how it turned out.
For those of you who do not know boxing well I suggest watching a Gotti- Ward or Morales- Barrera fight-those are fun to see.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I think the comments by some sports fans/very casual boxing fans on here questioning why Mayweather won should be a major concern to the powers that be in boxing - simply put people have lost so much interest in boxing that many sports fans, in particular younger sports fans under the age of 25-30 I'm guessing, don't understand how fights are scored. As recently as 15-20 years ago, a much smaller percentage of casual boxing fans would have strongly questioned the decision IMO because they would have better understood how fights are scored.

The Mayweather/Pacquiao fight could prove to be both boxing's last great moment of glory and the event that hastened its permanent decline into marginalization in the sports universe, particularly relative to MMA.

Incidentally, like the majority of fans, I was rooting for Pacquiao, but I understand why Mayweather won the decision and agree he should have won the decision. Mayweather IMO fought an excellent, defensive tactical fight - which is what he normally does - and landed enough solid shots to clearly win a fight that was tight through 7 rounds.
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