The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight boxing fans have been pining for finally happened this evening, with Mayweather winning via unanimous decision. However, the real commentary doesn’t happen on ESPN or Bleacher Report, but rather on social media.
Mayweather-Pacquiao has been trending for multiple days, but Twitter specifically exploded during the 12-round slugfest in Las Vegas. While many of the tweets were about the actual score of the fight (some of Vegas’ best sports bettors were great follows for Mayweather-Pacquiao analysis), one trend seemed to be catching Twitter’s eye: Mayweather must love hugging Pacquiao.
Here are some of the best Tweets about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.
— ✞CΩΩP✞︻╦╤─ (@YourUncleJay) May 3, 2015
I've seen better matches on Tinder #MayPac
— Anthony Troli (@AnthonyTroli) May 3, 2015
What did the judges count? Punches or hugs? #MayPac
— Funny Tweets™ (@Lmao) May 3, 2015
— Miss Patama (@MissPatama101) May 3, 2015
— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) May 3, 2015
Jamie Foxx sang the National Anthem at the MGM Garden Arena, and even he wasn’t immune to criticism.
— BILL_NYE_THO (@Bill_Nye_Tho__) May 3, 2015
If there's anything we all learned from this, it's that Jamie Foxx can't sing. So, file that.
— Kathleen Madigan (@kathleenmadigan) May 3, 2015
I'm still laughing that Jamie Foxx was chosen to sing the National Anthem…like Beyoncé was there bruh
— Kevin Castillo (@kevincastillooo) May 3, 2015
The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight had been billed as the “Fight of the Century,” though afterwards many didn’t feel it truly lived up to the hype. Many prominent celebrities and even some boxing legends weighed in on social media about the deflating feeling after the MayPac fight was over, including Mike Tyson himself.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 3, 2015
Fights In School Used To Be Lot More Interesting Than This. #MayPac
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 3, 2015
"Yuck. A waste of $90." -Everyone who just watched that. #MayPac
— Josh Olin (@JD_2020) May 3, 2015
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) May 3, 2015
Mayweather and Pacquiao were slated to take home a massive chunk of money thanks to the huge amount of hype for the fight. Many boxing fans were expecting this fight years ago, but disagreements on how drug-testing and other issues kept the fight from happening until now. Both Mayweather and Pacquiao, however, have dominated the recent era of boxing, so by defeating Pacquiao in Las Vegas tonight, Mayweather has set himself as the top of boxing’s pinnacle.
The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight hasn’t been without some controversy, however, as it was revealed that two prominent female sports journalists were being barred from covering the fight thanks to some questions into Mayweather’s domestic violence record.
Mayweather-Pacquiao also brought in many high rollers to the Las Vegas area and forced McCarran Airport to solve a dilemma: Where do you park all the private jets coming when you run out of space? According to Local KVVU-TV FOX 5, the airport was able to figure out the issue before the MayPac fight got underway.
Regardless of your thoughts on the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, one thing is certain: A lot of fans waited for the fight, and while it didn’t quite seem to meet expectations, you can be certain if money is involved you might see these two titans of the sport face off in the squared circle one more time in the near future.
What were your favorite tweets from the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight? Sound off in the comments below.
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