The world stopped tonight. Did you feel it? The boxing match that should’ve been six years ago, finally happened. Two millionaires squared off in one ring, while thousands of other millionaires watched them. Private jets caused a traffic jam at the airport. I feel poor.
If you’re looking for expert boxing analysis from someone who watched on PPV for the odd price of $99.99, go somewhere else. You won’t find that here.
And by “odd price” I mean that the price ended with a nine – an odd number. I’m not trying to be funny, just applying things I learned in business class to real life.
The media built up May 2, 2015 to be the greatest day in sports, ever. A part of me wanted that to be true, but the other part of me thought, “They’re just saying this to justify the sports documentary they want to make in a few years called, May 2, 2015.”
We had the boxing match between Mayweather and Pacquiao. We had the Kentucky Derby. We had Game 7 between the Spurs and Clippers. We had Game 2 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Rangers and Capitals. We had Day 3 of the NFL Draft. We had a matchup between the Red Sox and Yankees. And apparently there was something to do with
soccer football today too.
Sorry, but after the boxing match, the Kentucky Derby, and Game 7, the other sporting events are a bit of a stretch, aren’t they?
Since when does the American media care about hockey?
Don’t tell me Day 3 of the NFL Draft is important because Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th round and turned an UGG boot enthusiast…and great football player.
Don’t tell me a Red Sox vs. Yankees game on May 2 is important.
And the other kind of football isn’t even happening in North America. Sorry, I’m just not a fan. I’m sure people care.
I watched the hockey game. It was a normal playoff game. I watched the basketball game. It was incredible; I wanted more. I watched the Kentucky Derby; it was two minutes long. I followed the fight on Twitter.
Let’s get to the fight. Going into it, everyone was saying it was going to be a bad fight. They should’ve done this a long time ago. Both fighters are passed their prime. Yada yada yada.
Honestly, I thought the fight would end in controversy. I thought if Mayweather won, the story would be, “Pacquiao got screwed.” I thought if Pacquiao won, that it was rigged so we could get a rematch and everyone makes more money.
But based on Twitter, most experts agree that Mayweather should have won. However, people are still complaining about how it was boring and wasn’t a good fight. Well, I guess everyone’s prediction was correct.
In the ring, Floyd Mayweather remained undefeated with a record of 48-0. Outside of the ring, Floyd Mayweather has a history of domestic violence against women. It’s no wonder Pacquiao was such a fan favourite.
Also, having Justin Bieber in your entourage while walking to the ring automatically makes you the villain, no matter who you are.
Manny Pacquiao had Jimmy Kimmel in his entourage. Jimmy Kimmel is the greatest. Period. Next paragraph.
I’m not a boxing expert, but I know some things. However, it was very evident on Twitter that this was the first boxing match many people had ever seen. There were many tweets about Mayweather “running and hugging” Pacquiao the entire fight.
Sorry, but if you’ve ever seen Mayweather fight, or even a boxing match in general, you know that “running and hugging” is common. That is a large part of Mayweather’s style. By the way, he also threw and landed more punches than Pacquiao tonight. So stop harping on “running and hugging” and making it seem like he just ran out the clock.
I feel like people think of boxing and expect one person to leave the ring with a bloody face, missing teeth, and a re-arranged nose, while the other person stands tall. That’s not how boxing works. That’s how MMA works.
Mayweather has one more fight left in September and then he’s retiring, so he says. I wonder if he gets greedy and goes for 50-0, though. The late Rocky Marciano has a record of 49-0. (See, told you I knew some things). Surely, “Money” Mayweather would like to pass him, right? Especially if the money is there, which it would be.
Word is coming out that Manny Pacquiao fought with an injured right shoulder. Okay, so what does he want people to do about it? Should we alter the score cards and guess what the result would be had he been 100%?
This is classic professional wrestling.
You lose your chance to take down the champion and need a rematch. How do you get a rematch? You say you weren’t 100%, but if you were, you would’ve won. This infuriates the champion, who says they would win regardless. However, the champion doesn’t grant the rematch. They run for a while, until
money talks something happens.
Do we see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II in September? Or is it pushed back for Mayweather’s final fight – the one where he can go 50-0?
I have no clue. I do know that if they fight again people will still pay to see it. Why? Because everyone knew this fight wouldn’t live up to the hype and they bought it anyways. It was a spectacle.
If they fight again, people will once again say it won’t live up to the hype, but they will still pay to see it. Why? It’s a spectacle. Same reason as the first time around.
Tonight’s fight was supposed to “save” boxing. I don’t think it did that.
But hey, the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 4-2!