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Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary


Pre-fight.

Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
It's six years too late, but Mayweather and Pacquiao finally fight each other in what is dubbed "Fight of the Century".
Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring before taking on Manny Pacquiao
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary

Round 1

Floyd Mayweather Jr. goes on the offensive against Manny Pacquiao
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
It’s taken five years and and $300million but boxing’s Big Two finally touched gloves at 4.58am BST and hardly a punch was traded in anger. Cagey start by both fighters.

Round 2

Manny Pacquiao throws a jab
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
Pacquiao, realises he needs to get ahead early, tries to take control but again no real initiative from either fighter. Manny tries to control the centre of the ring but without much success.

Round 3

Manny Pacquiao throws a right at Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
Mayweather beginning to roll his shoulders in that illusive style of his but no fighter can take the initiative Pacquiao needs to get on his bike but can’t get the combinations going. Even again.

Round 4

Manny Pacquiao throws a left at Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
The Pacman at last asserting authority and trying to take control. First action of the fight with Pacquiao pinning Mayweather on the ropes. The Pacman’s best round so far.

Round 5

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
Instead of pressing forward, Manny allows Mayweather to control the middle of the ring and and get his right cross going for the first time in the fight. Another even round.

Round 6

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao exchange punches
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
Will this Fight of the Century ever get going? Mayweather is getting $15million a round and is hardly breaking sweat, happy to soak up the pressure on his arms. The Moneymaker nicks round.

Round 7

Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
The cameras zoom in on Beyonce and she is probably thinking her sister Solange could put up and better show. Hardly any pinches thrown in anger. Mayweather takes round without much effort.

Round 8

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao exchange blows
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
The Pacman is finally stung into action and connects with a right cross early on but cannot sustain the pressure throughout the round. Mayweather gets on his bike to avoid problems.

Round 9

Manny Pacquiao hits Floyd Mayweather
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
Three quarters of the way through and no fighter wants to take control. Manny continues to come forward and does enough to win the round but with hardly any punches thrown.

Round 10

Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his corner
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
The cornermen try to sting their men into action but this is turning into a bore fest. It suits Mayweather but if these two are the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet they are conning us.

Round 11

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. of the U.S. and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines lock arms as referee Kenny Bayless breaks them apart
Mayweather vs Pacquiao - round-by-round summary
Mayweather has hardly had to break sweat. He is pulling off the Great Las Vegas heist and looks more like Danny Ocean than the oustanding boxer he is meant to be. Steals round again.
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