Floyd Mayweather beats Pacquiao by unanimous decision

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. prevailed in the much-anticipated "Fight of the Century" against Manny Pacquiao.

(CNN Philippines) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the undisputed world champion.

Still undefeated, Mayweather cemented his status as the best pound-for-pound boxer with a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao Sunday (May 3) at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

The judges' scores were: 118-110, 116-112, 116-112, all in favor of the American.

By beating the Filipino fighter in the “Fight of the Century” that unified the welterweight titles, Mayweather remained unscathed in the ring. Mayweather is now the unified WBC, WBA, and WBO welterweight champion.

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Mayweather improved to an immaculate 48-0 win-loss record, while Pacquiao dropped to a 57-6-2 win-loss-draw haul.

Was the match easier than he projected?

"I know he’s gonna push and win some rounds. He had moments in the fight but I kept him on the outside. I was the smarter fighter, I outboxed him. We did what we had to do tonight," said Mayweather after Jimmy Lennon Jr. announced his triumph at the packed Arena in the Sin City.

Now that he got a taste of of his foe's speed and power, Mayweather spoke highly of Pacquiao.

"I tip my hat off to Manny Pacquiao," he said of the Pacman, who had Mayweather on the ropes several times especially in Round 4.

"Now I see why he's one of the guys who's at the pinnacle in the sport of boxing."

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In fact, before Lennon announced the results, Mayweather approached and hugged his foe and his trainer, Freddie Roach, as a gesture of sportsmanship.

According to the official fight stats, Mayweather threw more punches than Pacquiao, a known volume puncher, 435-429.

He also prevailed in punches landed, 148-81.