Well, Floyd Mayweather Jr. won Saturday’s fight, and in convincing fashion. The upset that everyone seemed to be waiting for never materialized. In fact, this was pretty much the same as any other Mayweather fight. Pacquiao didn’t land very many punches, with only a paltry 19% hit rate, and Floyd dominated the occasion.

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The “Pac Man” and his fans can say all they want about how “Money” took the easy way out, or how Manny actually won the fight, but neither of these statements bear any sort of weight. Floyd was a flat-out better fighter last night. “Money” didn’t need to knockout Pacquiao with one powerful swing; he outmaneuvered, and outplayed his opponent. That was more than enough to prove he was the superior of the two.

The general public may have been disappointed by the seeming lack of excitement from the bout, but this fight was pretty much what the people who follow boxing expected it to be. With Mayweather’s defensive style, and aptness to make people miss, this was the most likely scenario. Besides an unlikely knockout by Pacquiao, what did people expect?

During the fight, the “Pac Man” did land a couple of huge punches. They made Mayweather’s legs wobble for a moment, but other than that, the majority of the landed punches came from the fists of Floyd. Floyd was quicker, craftier and looked to be in better form. People can make all the excuses they want, but Mayweather dominated this fight. Last night Mayweather proved he is the best fighter of this generation, simply by improving to 48-0. Maybe Manny could have beaten Floyd a few years ago, but I doubt that.

Landin Murphy covered the fight for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @Landinfitness

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