Fight of the Century

Almost everyone I’ve talked to about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight has said the same thing; it was boring, a waste of $100, Mayweather didn’t fight, he just ran around the ring… all of which I totally disagree with.  First of all, Mayweather is 48-0. He has been fighting professionally since 1996, and has always beaten the most famous boxers of our generation the same way: with his quick punches and his trademark shoulder roll.  Unless you know absolutely nothing about boxing, there was no reason to think this fight would be any different.  Why would Mayweather decide, right before the biggest fight of his career and after almost 2 decades of undefeated boxing, to go against everything he’s been trained to do and win by knockout? He knew, much like I told everyone I talked to, that if this fight went the distance, there was absolutely no way it would end in Manny’s favor.

This past NFL season, the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, all year using the motto “Do your job”.  They won the Super Bowl, not because of a few great players, but because everyone knew their role on the team.  This is why I loved watching Floyd Mayweather fight Manny Pacquiao, and would pay $100 to see it all over again.  My favorite thing to watch in sports is an individual or a team doing what they are known for, and doing it to perfection.  Watching Mayweather dodge every punch Manny threw at him was amazing to me; on May 2nd, 2015, Floyd Mayweather may have not been the best fighter in the world, but he was the best boxer, and that is why he will be considered the best of our generation.

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