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Mayweather picks off Pacquiao to join greats »

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, connects with a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    LAS VEGAS, United States – Floyd Mayweather's emphatic win over Manny Pacquiao sealed his status as a boxing great, but triggered an outcry in the Philippines and divided opinion amongst the sports legends.   Feinting and dancing his way to a unanimous decision, Mayweather comfortably picked off Pacquiao over 12 rounds to extend his 19-year unbeaten record to 48-0.   But the lucrative bout hyped as the "Fight of the Century" failed to pack…

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Volume puncher outpunched »

PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA/INQUIRER/See more at FRAME

LAS VEGAS—Floyd Mayweather Jr. outpunching Manny Pacquiao?   Incredible as it might seem, that was what happened on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila). That is, if the fight statistics were accurate.   The final fight stats released to the media by Compubox after the colossal battle at MGM Grand Garden Arena showed Mayweather throwing more punches than offensive dynamo Manny Pacquiao, 435 to 429.   Considering that Mayweather is among the stingiest of punchers in boxing,…

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‘Unfair’ echoes across Philippines »

Filipinos watch a live satellite feed of the welterweight title fight between Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. during a free public viewing in downtown Manila, Philippines on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Mayweather Jr. won the match. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

// Manny Pacquiao’s loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their welterweight showdown in Las Vegas on Sunday was met with tears, anger and accusations of foul play in the Philippines.   The fight left streets deserted and brought the country to a virtual standstill as people packed into gymnasiums, cinemas, hotels…

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Pacquiao’s shoulder injury kept secret from public »

Trainer Freddie Roach, left, checks on Manny Pacquiao during his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.  AP PHOTO/JOHN LOCHER

// LAS VEGAS—Now, it can be told: Manny Pacquiao sustained an injury to his right shoulder entering the last three weeks of training camp at the Wild Card gym in Hollywood.   That was the reason for the secret training sessions.   Bob Arum, head honcho of Top Rank Promotions, made the disclosure…

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Less than super, megabout not even close »

As it would turn out: 1) Mayweather still has very good legs; 2) Mayweather could stop running, box flat-footed and still be very dangerous and effective.  AP PHOTO/JOHN LOCHER

No one can say Manny Pacquiao did not do his promised best. He brought all his talent and power into the fight ring. He fell short, however, after the famous American trainer Freddie Roach discovered only midway in their desperate bid to overthrow unbeaten world pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr. that they had made two wrong presumptions.   As it would turn out: 1) Mayweather still has very good legs; 2)…

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Pacquiao: Mayweather is good, he won the fight »

FLOYD Mayweather Jr. greets Manny Pacquiao with a hug while Top Rank top honcho Bob Arum (right) stresses a point and Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach listens during the post-fight press conference on Saturday at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA/INQUIRER/See more at FRAME

// LAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao’s initial reaction was he had been robbed of victory against Floyd Mayweather Jr. But having considered the outcome, Pacquiao had some reservations about what really transpired in their colossal battle for pride, glory and money Saturday night. “I did my best ...” said Pacquiao, who had changed…

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I always find a way to prevail, says Mayweather »

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather wins by unanimous decision. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA/INQUIRER/See more at FRAME

LAS VEGAS—When Floyd Mayweather Jr. stepped in the ring again Saturday night, he was finally smiling. He can afford to. Not only did he beat Manny Pacquiao, his pound-for-pound rival, he also fattened his bulging bank account by another $120 million. And millions more are coming in, depending on pay-per-view revenues. Sipping a soda while speaking to the media during the postfight conference, Mayweather referred to Pacquiao as “one hell of a…

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