Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will finally collide tonight (Sat., May 2, 2015) in the main event of a blockbuster Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Indeed, WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KOs) will battle Mexican brawler Jose Cayetano (17-3, 8 KOs) in the co-main event of the evening. Kicking off the PPV action at 9 p.m. ET tonight is two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KO), who will defend his WBO Featherweight title against Gamalier Rodriguez (25-2-3, 17 KO).
Santa Cruz, 26, will make his second appearance on a Mayweather PPV undercard, earning a reputation as one of the most exciting fighters in the world. Cayetano, meanwhile, turned pro in 2009, sprinting to an undefeated record (10-0) before dropping a narrow split decision to Ruben Tamayo in 2011.
Lomachenko -- "arguably the greatest amateur boxer of all-time" -- will tonight attempt to make the second defense of his 126-pound title and win his third straight fight. Bayamon, though, has other plans, having not dropped a match since 2009, reeling off 17 consecutive victories since a technical draw in 2010.
"MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO" PPV UNDER CARD QUICK RESULTS:
PPV Main Event:
Welterweight Championship: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao -- (GET LIVE RESULTS HERE AROUND 11 P.M. ET RIGHT HERE)
PPV Under Card:
Featherweight: Leo Santa Cruz vs. Jose Cayetano -- Santa Cruz def. Cayetano by unanimous decision (100-90 x3)
Featherweight Championship: Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Gamalier Rodriguez -- Lomachenko def. Rodriguez by knockout at 0:50 of Round Nine.
Un-Televised Under Card:154 lbs.: Christopher Pearson vs. Said El Harrak -- Pearson def. El Harrak via unanimous decision
168 lbs.: Jesse Hart vs. Mike Jimenez -- Hart defeats Jimenez via technial knockout in round six
200 lbs.: Andrew Tabiti vs. Anthony Caputo Smith-- Canceled because Smith had high blood pressure
154 lbs.: Brad Solomon vs. Adrian Granados -- Solomon defeats Granados via split decision
"MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO" PPV UNDER CARD ROUND-BY-ROUND RESULTS:
WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz vs. Jose Cayetano
Round one: LSC lands a right hand early. Body shot lands, right hand comes back. LSC to the body with a right, then they trade inside. Very nice exchanges early on, both men landing hard to the head. One minute in. Three-punch combo from LSC backs his man off. LSC moving him to the ropes and landing right hands upstairs. Hard 1-2. LSC opening up near the corner. Cayetano circles off. LSC landing his right hand upstairs consistently, digs in with a left downstairs. Back to the ropes, more body work. One minute to go. 1-2 by LSC, then another. Cayetano falling short with his counters. Nice combination in the corner. LSC cracking him with aright hands, eats a pair of punches in the process. LSC gives ground before the bell. 10-9 Santa Cruz.
Round two: LSC marching forward once again, moving his man to the corner and blasting him with right hands. Cayetano is getting in a few licks, but is getting outlanded by a huge margin. One minute in. Cayetano keeps finding himself in the corner, eating combinations. Body shot, right hand from LSC. Cayetano sneaks in a pair of left hooks. More right hands by LSC on the ropes. Body shot, then a right hand rattles him. Again; the left hook to the body and straight right are money right now. One minute to go. Cayetano still game and landing a few good shots. Left hooks by LSC on the ropes. Rights to the body afterwards. Cayetano circles off at the bell. 20-18 Santa Cruz.
Round three: Straight right and uppercut land for LSC right away. Bacj to the corner and LSC snaps his head back with a pair of heavy rights. Another straight right and another; he can't miss with it. LSC chewing him up on the ropes. LSC is just burying him in punches. One minute in. Clinch. Cayetano is taking them well, but has no answer. Again with the straight right. Back to the corner, right to the body. Left hook from Cayetano amidst the barrage of right hands. Good left hook to the body, right hand upstairs by LSC. One minute to go. Cayetano is ridiculously outclassed here. Cayetano cracks him with a right after eating a bunch, then again. Bell. 30-27 Santa Cruz.
Round four: LSC popping him with some straight lefts and jabs now. 1-1-2 from LSC, then the screen breaks for a second. When they come back, Cayetano lands a left hook. LSC takes him to the ropes, cracks him with a body shot. Big right up top, body shot before Jose circles off. Right hand to the body, then another. LSC opening up in the corner. Hard body shots from LSC. One minute to go. Big right hand, body shot, right hand. Again with the right hand. Cayetano can't stay off the corner and can't stop eating heavy right hands. Body shots on the ropes. Cayetano struggling to get through his guard. 40-36 Santa Cruz.
Round five: This is so predictable I'm half-tempted to just switch to the Spurs game.
LSC keeping on keeping on, marching forward and cracking Cayetano whenever he gets too near the ropes. Nice straight left for variety's sake. LSC now beating him up from southpaw. One minute in. Cayetano claims a shot to the back of the head. Hard straights from each hand. The announcers are talking about Abner Mares at this point. The ref pauses the fight to cut off some loose tape from LSC's right glove. One minute to go. Good body shots as Cayetano tries to fire back. Back to the corner, more jackhammer right hands. Left hook on the ropes. Bell. 50-45 Santa Cruz.
Round six: There are thirteen seconds left in the Spurs game and my boys are down by two. That's way more exciting than this.
Nothing has changed in fifteen minutes of combat. Santa Cruz is landing everything he wants while eating just enough punches in return to make these 10-9s instead of 10-8s. One minute in. Not gonna lie, switched over to the game for a sec to see if Duncan nailed those free throws (damn right he did. Old Man Riverwalk!) Nice right hand by Cayetano. LSC a bit more subdued this round, though only by his crazy standards. One minute to go. LSC body shot and right straight. More body shots in the corner. Body shots and 1-2s as he moves his man along the ropes. 60-54 Santa Cruz.
Round seven: More body shots and a left hook up top from LSC. Combinations landing cleanly; he's more than doubled his opponent's output. One minute in. Santa Cruz just can't hit hard enough to put his man away and Cayetano can't hit hard enough to keep LSC form doing everything he wants to do.
Also, the Spurs just lost. There goes my motivation for the evening.
Cayetano cornered again, eating right hand after right hand again. One minute to go. Cayetano falls short with a left, eats some short uppercuts. Nice body shot from LSC. Good exchange at the bell. 70-63 Santa Cruz.
Round eight: More cornering, more punching, more utter inability to deal lasting damage. Cayetano still has the fuel to fire off some flurries, though without any good consistency. One minute in. Santa Cruz's right cross and left hook downstairs remain his best punches. Nice series of right hands. Good right by Cayetano. One minute to go. Cornered again, eating punches again. Cayetano still waving him on. Nice trade inside. 80-72 Santa Cruz.
Round nine: Look, I understand that Santa Cruz is producing a ton of volume, but there's just no drama. Cayetano is both far below his level and too durable to be stopped. One minute in. LSC using his jab fairly well. The announcers are trying to spin it as being competitive, but Cayetano landing half as many punches, no matter how much of an effort he puts into them, isn't competitive. He can't stop Santa Cruz from advancing and digging to the body and Cruz just can't stop Cayetano. One minute to go. More of the same for the last minute. 90-81 Santa Cruz.
Round ten: This is the issue with "showcase fights:" without a reasonable expectation of competition, the fighter you're showcasing isn't going to push himself. You're not going to see anything new. And when you get a situation like this, where he can't even put a mark on his opponent's face after nine rounds of 100+ thrown punches a round, it just reflects badly on you.
The only interesting part of these things is the idea of a knockout or a massive upset. When it's clear that neither is coming, it gets boring no matter how dominant he is.
Good exchange at the end. 100-90 Santa Cruz.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Gamalier Rodriguez
Round one: Loma fires a right hook, avoids a body shot. Body shot by Rodriguez. Left hook to the gut. One minute in. Rodriguez moving forward, clinched. Loma with a lead left. Lead right by the Puerto Rican, then a left hook as Loma pivots. Loma very tentative. Lead left by the Ukrainian. One minute to go. Clinch. 1-2-3 from Loma, the last one connects. Rodriguez body shot, Lomachenko right hook. Last punch of the round is a lead left form Lomachenko. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Round two: Loma sticks a left to the body. Rodriguez with a right downstairs. Body shot, clinch. Both land right hands and they clinch once again. One minute in. Loma with a combination to the body. Lead left, Rodriguez body shot, clinch. Rodriguez gets warned for a low blow. Lead left by the Ukrainian. One minute to go. Body shot lands for him. Lomachenko lead left. Check hook connects. Rodriguez lands a left hook up top and one to the body. They mug inside. Loma pops him with a jab before the bell. 20-18 Rodriguez.
Round three: Rodriguez lands a right to the body, then one in the next sequence. Loma pops him with an uppercut. They dig in with lefts inside. One minute in. 1-2 by Rodriguez. Good left uppercut by Loma. Good combination by the amateur great, who's working behind his jab well. Three-piece from Loma. Rodriguez with a clubbing right to the body, only to lean into a right hook up top. One minute to go. Lomachenko using his jab well, uses it to turn Rodriguez and dig to the body. Rodriguez with an uppercut to the body as they clinch. Good right hook kicks off a Lomachenko combination. 29-28 Rodriguez.
Round four: Loma connects with a three-punch combo. Rodriguez hitting more glove than face recently. Rodriguez to the body, clinch. Lomachenko with a right hook on the exit. Left hands land for Loma. One minute to go. Short left hook by Rodriguez. Clinch. Short uppercut and left hook by Loma, clinch. Rodriguez left hook. Impressive combination by the Ukrainian, who's landing his jab and lead uppercut extremely well. One minute to go. Vicious body blows by Lomacheko. Loma slings Rodriguez away in the clinch. 3-2 by Loma after prodding the guard. Lomachenko is letting his hands go and landing effectively at will. Hard uppercut before the bell. 38-38.
Round five: Loma using his jab and circling early. Rodriguez connects with an overhand right, then gets warned for another body shot going low. Loma to the body, another low blow by Rodriguez. One minute in. Excellent head movement by Loma. Rodriguez goes low again and this time he loses a point. Rodriguez tries a left to the body. Both connect inside. Loma to the body with a left, Rodriguez with a pair of rights down low. Three-punch combo by Rodriguez. Right hook from Loma. One minute to go. Rodriguez body shot. Loma slams home a good left, then cracks him up top with three straight punches. Four-piece after moving Rodriguez around in the clinch. Hard left downstairs. Not quite as dominant as the last one, but still all Lomachenko. 48-46 Lomachenko.
Round six: More jabbing by Lomachenko, who eats a right to the body. Good combination inside, clinch. Lomachenko bouncing punches off of Rodriguez's guard with impunity. Rodriguez right hand. One minute in. Jackhammer jabs by Loma. Clinch. Right hook by Loma in combination. Clinch; Rodriguez warned for holding. One minute to go. Rodriguez to the body. Again, that one goes low. Loma answers and gets chided. Loma on the advance with quick sequences of punches. Good lefts to the body and head. Rodriguez goes low again before the bell. 58-55 Lomachenko.
Round seven: Rodriguez sticks a right to the gut. Lead uppercut from Lomachenko. Clinch. Rodriguez with another questionable body shot. Overhand right lands for him. Clinch. One minute in. 1-2 by Loma. Long combination by Loma, ending with a straight left. Loma eats a right uppercut to the body, digs in with a hard left of his own. Rodriguez looks like he felt it and Lomachenko is on the advance. Anotehr brutal straight to the body puts Rodriguez on one knee. One minute to go. Rodriguez beats the count and Loma goes right back on the attack. Excellent combinations to the head and body from Lomachenko. Another hard straight downstairs and another. Clinch. Bell. 68-63 Lomachenko.
Round eight: Loma on the advance once more. Good uppercut and a pair of hooks from Loma. Overhand right by Rodriguez, who's enduring an unending stream of good jabs. Rodriguez goes low with a right hand and loses another point. One minute in. Loma lands another lead uppercut. Rodriguez body shot, then a combination from Loma. Straight right lands for him amidst the stream of prodding combinations. One minute to go. Rodriguez to the body, Lomachenko with a heavy right hook downstairs. Another right to the body by Rodriguez, Loma answers and adds an uppercut. Rodriguez gets his head knocked back and forth, then gets whacked with right hands when he tries to tie up. Lomachenko ends a combination with another good right downstairs. 78-71 Lomachenko.
Round nine: 1-2 from Lomachenko. Two-punch combo, then a hard 3-2. Lomachenko battering him like his guard isn't even there. Big right hook rattles Rodriguez and another one forces him to take a knee. This time, he stays there.
Final result: Lomachenko def. Rodriguez by KO