Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are headlining a pay-per-view (PPV) event this evening (Sat., May 2, 2015) that is being dubbed, "The Fight of the Century."
We have delivered wall-to-wall coverage all week. And today/tonight was no different.
Right now we have detailed, round-by-round updates of the Mayweather-Pacquiao main event going on in our live results stream right here. In this post we are going to keep you up to date on the unofficial scorecards of ringside "judges" Harold Lederman (HBO Boxing) and Steve Farhood (Showtime) to give you two different "expert" perspectives from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In addition, whenever relevant, we'll provide you with other in-fight tidbits so you know exactly what is happening in real-time inside the ring. We will refresh this post after every round; therefore, reload the page often to get the latest scoop on who is winning the fight between Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.
Who is the best fighter of his generation? Let's find out:
11:01 p.m. ET: Leo Santa Cruz wast just announced the winner of the co-main event, defeating Jose Cayetano via unanimous decision.
11:08 p.m. ET: Interview with Denzel Washington, who predicts a knockout but doesn't name the fighter.
11:10 p.m. ET: Video package on Mayweather's story begins. Floyd just talks about his journey to the top, wanting to be remembered as the best ... and "Money." Lots of money.
11:13 p.m. ET: Pacquiao is shown on the big screen, crowd reacts with a huge cheer.
11:16 p.m. ET: Camera scanning the crowd, announcers naming the "A-List" celebrities in attendance.
11:18 p.m. ET: Jim Gray is interviewing a visibly tore up Tom Brady, who flew in from the Kentucky Derby. Totally (not) sober. Not as bad as Reggie Miller, though, wow. Toasted.
11:21 p.m. ET: Cable companies have requested to delay main event because their systems are overloaded. Ugh.
11:23 p.m. ET: Jim Lampley can't read Roman numerals.
11:25 p.m. ET: Stock video package of Fight Week highlights now rolling.
11:27 p.m. ET: Max Kellerman now interviewing Magic Johnson about the historic "buzz" around the fight.
11:30 p.m. ET: The "At Last" special is now running. What is going on? Ah, okay, it was a shortened version.
11:32 p.m. ET: Heading down to ringside, maybe this process will finally start! Yes, here we go. Looks like the ball is about to start rolling as Al Bernstein, Lampley and Roy Jones Jr. start to set the stage with "Keys to Victory," etc.
11:36 p.m. ET: 67 percent of viewers at home feel Pacquiao will win tonight, while 33 percent are in favor of Mayweather.
11:38 p.m. ET: Broadcast team throws it into the ring to Jimmy Lennon Jr. and Michael Buffer, who get the national anthems going for Mexico (not sure why), Philippines and United States (Jamie Foxx).
11:44 p.m. ET: Anthems are done and Lennon declares, "HERE WE GO!" THE WAIT IS OVER -- IT'S GO TIME!
11:47 p.m. ET: Pacquiao is making his way into the ring!
11:51 p.m. ET: And Mayweather is hot on his heels!
11:53 p.m. ET: Buffer starts the introductions, both fighters are now in the ring ... FINALLY!
11:56 p.m. ET: With Pacquiao introduced, Lennon now starts with Mayweather.
11:57 p.m. ET: Referee Kenny Bayless gives them their final instructions, the fighters touch gloves and here we go!
Round one: Mayweather came out aggressive and established his jab early, keeping Pacquiao at a very safe distance early. Mayweather landed two nice right hands, while Pacquiao struggled to even land a single punch. Little dust up in the corner as time expired. Lederman 10-9, Farhood 10-9.
Round two: Frustrated, Pacquiao came out and missed wildly and started to chase Mayweather early. He trapped him in the corner 90 seconds in, but didn't appear to do significant damage. Mayweather landed a solid right hand that appeared to back up Pacquiao, who responded with a left. Another flurry at the end and a much better round for "Pac Man." Lederman 9-10, Farhood 10-9,
Round three: Mayweather continues to fling the jab and Pacquiao is just lunging trying to land something in response. Pacquiao gets him up against the ropes, but Mayweather escapes. Mayweather gets warned for holding Pacquiao's head. Pacquiao seems flustered, can't land anything as Mayweather lands a nice shot at the bell. Lederman 10-9, Farhood 10-9.
Round four: Pacquiao starts to find Mayweather, who just guards up on along the ropes and let's him go nuts. Hard hook from Pacquiao, but Mayweather seems to have weathered Pacquiao's first storm. Mayweather shoulder rolls, as if nothing big happened, but that was a huge round for Pacquiao on the judges scorecards and for his confidence. Lederman 9-10, Farhood 9-10.
Round five: Mayweather comes out, once again, working the jab and pushes him back into the ropes. Another head lock from Mayweather. Pacquiao, after a big round, appears to be taking one off. Announcers said he only threw 15 punches. Strange. Lederman 10-9, Farhood 10-9.
Round six: Pacquiao now back, ripping punches and combinations, but Mayweather blocked most of them. The two get tangled up and exchange words. Pacquiao lands a nice left and gets Mayweather up against the ropes and all he does is shake his head -- nothing is getting through. Mayweather beats him back with that stiff jab. Lederman 9-10, Farhood 9-10.
Round seven: Mayweather comes out aggressive, pumping the jab and looking to follow it up with something more significant. Nice left from Mayweather. Mayweather puts on his running shoes as Pacquiao gives chase. Hard left from Pacquiao backs up Mayweather. Pacquiao comes in for another flurry as a close round ends, perhaps trying to steal it. Lederman 10-9, Farhood 10-9.
Round eight: Pacquiao comes in with a huge right and Mayweather barely escapes. He's really swinging for the fences as Mayweather plants a hard right hand on his chin. Two left hooks from Mayweather knock Pacquiao to the side. Nice counter straight right from Pacquiao, who appears to be slowing as the fight progresses. Technical brilliance from Mayweather on full display. Lederman 10-9, Farhood 10-9.
Note: Pacquiao is down at least two rounds on Lederman's unofficial scorecard and more on Farhood's.
Round nine: Pacquiao comes out aggressive, perhaps realizing that it's now or never. Mayweather nearly catches him with a big hook as he comes in hot and wild. Mayweather is really starting to find his mark and all Pacquiao can do is bully him into the corner with 10 seconds remaining and try to land something in a wild exchange. Seems too little, too late. Mayweather is starting to pull away. Lederman 10-9, Farhood 10-9
Round 10: Pacquiao lands a solid left hand to get things going. He's starting to give chase, but nothing effective still. Pacquiao can't get past the jab, landing just 18 percent of his punches so far. Mayweather might be taking this round off -- he didn't really do much but play keep away. Pacquiao might have just won that round by default because he once again didn't do much, was just busier. Lederman 10-9, Farhood 10-9
Round 11: Mayweather storms out of the gate with a huge right hook, like he wants to finish the Filipino. He's really starting to tee off. Pacquiao still can't find Mayweather consistently. Pacquiao gets him in the corner again, but Mayweather slips out undamaged. He did it again and Mayweather bops him with two clean jabs. Mayweather gives a rare chase and then a straight right at the bell. Lederman 10-9, Farhood 10-9
Round 12: Final round and it appears Pacquiao needs a stop to win. But, he can't put anything together in the first two minutes. With 45 seconds to go, Pacquiao starts to go for broke but still can't find Mayweather, who is just "toying" with him as he raises his glove to the rafters and begins an early celebration. Pacquiao faded down the stretch and Mayweather only got stronger. Lederman 10-9, Farhood 10-9.
Unofficial ringside scorecard: Lederman 117-111 for Mayweather, Farhood 118-110 for Mayweather
Official ringside scorecard: 118-110 for Mayweather, 116-112 for Mayweather and 116-112 for Mayweather, who wins via wide unanimous decision.
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