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The "Fight of the Century" is over.

After five years of anticipation and fantasizing about the fight, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao threw down in in an historic pay-per-view (PPV) main event last night (May 2, 2015) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And it was Mayweather, not Pacquiao, who was crowned boxing's Welterweight king, dominating the Filipino for most of their 12-round bout en route to a unanimous decision victory.

Check out the full results and play-by-play right here.

The fight was contested at 147-pounds with the lineal welterweight titles on the line. "Money's" WBC and WBA (super) titles were up for grabs while Pacquiao was attempting to defend his WBO title.

A victory for Pacquiao secured the Filipino boxing legend as the only man in history to become a lineal champion in five different weight classes, while a victory for Mayweather secured his legacy as the greatest boxer of this generation.

In the first round, Mayweather was dictating the pace. He was landing crisp straight rights and jabs as Manny tried to measure his distance. In the second, Pacquiao was closing the distance, landing big shots. Unfortunately, Floyd's great footwork made it hard for Manny to keep any pressure on him. Pacquiao was consistently missing his shots, but did have a few highlight moments in the third. Heading into the fourth, it could have been 3-0 or 2-1 for Mayweather.

Manny started off with a huge combo in the fourth round. Floyd was actually stunned from a haymaker, and Pacquiao had the undefeated champ covering up on the ring. Floyd ultimately brushed it off, but it was the strongest round of the fight for Manny. The fifth was not all that great, with a whole lot of stoppages due to Mayweather holding on to his rival and popping jabs. In the end, it was definitely Mayweather’s round. Round six was definitely better for Manny, but Floyd was once again brushing off every shot "Pacman" landed. The scorecards could have been 4-2 or 5-1 through the first half of the fight for Mayweather.

Manny’s moments were singular, but spectacular in the first half of the super fight.

Floyd came out strong in the seventh after being berated in the corner by his father after the sixth. Mayweather was essentially dancing around the ring, but Manny still landed a few nice shots in both the seventh and eighth. At this point, it was all Floyd's fight, with Manny simply being unable to catch him and hurt him long enough to do real damage.

"Money" actually pushed forward late in the eleventh, with laser right hands on Manny's face. The Filipino was exhausted at this point, and he just didn't have it in him to finish the undefeated king. The fight ended in a whimper, with a uneventful final round, but Mayweather's showboating in the waning seconds was well deserved.

Official Result for the Welterweight Championship: Mayweather def. Pacquiao by unanimous decision (118-110, 116-112 x2)

For the full "Mayweather vs Pacquiao" stream, including results and play-by-play, click here.