The Fight Of The Century — turned into a somewhat one-sided affair — as Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao convincingly to finally end years of debate.
Pacquiao was never able to get inside on Floyd Mayweather with any sort of consistency — heseemed hesitant much of the night, never really let his hands go.
Experts will tell you Mayweather was just to good defensively — while keeping Pacquiao at bey with his jab and right hand.
Immediately after the bout — news broke that Pacquiao suffered a right shoulder injury during a sparring session just a couple weeks ago. During the post-match press conference, trainer Freddie Roach and Pacquiao elaborated on the injury, which might require surgery.
Apparently, the injury was severe enough that Pacquiao considered postponing the fight. Ultimately, he didn’t postpone. And it may have cost him.
When the injury initially occured, Pacquiao got an MRI on his right shoulder, which discovered a tear. Before the fight, Pacquiao’s team hoped he would be able to take a shot to help him through the injury, but the Nevada Athletic Commission wouldn’t let him. According to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, his request was denied because he had already declared that he was healthy for the fight.