There was no way the hype could ever live up. It just couldn’t.
After months of build-up between two fighters years past their prime, Saturday night proved to be a $99 pay-per-view turd.
Floyd Mayweather, predictably, won after a 12-round decision over Manny Pacquiao — the Las Vegas fight primarily more of a tap dance than a championship bout.
Instead of a brawl full of vicious hits and, well, other brutal things boxers are supposed to do, we saw a lot of bouncing back and forth between the ropes and hugging. Literally both men walked away a little sweaty, and that’s it.
Hilarity then ensued on Twitter as masses of ‘fans’ displayed their disappointment, many hash-tagging fights that are more exciting than the one they had just witnessed for $99: hockey brawls, Nolan Ryan vs. Robin Ventura … a Napoleon Dynamite scene …
Here are the best reactions from celebs and athletes.
I guess this life-sized Pacquiao cake probably didn’t taste as good following the “fight of the century.”
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