Floyd Mayweather Defeats Manny Pacquiao: 10 Memorable Moments – ABC News
Here are some of the most memorable moments from the star-studded event:
1. Tom Brady: The Super-fan
While there were countless celebrities on the red carpet and in the arena, one celeb stood out from the crowd – perhaps because of his sheer dedication. Three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady managed to attend the mega-fight after the Kentucky Derby.
Brady was pictured heading to the Kentucky Derby with his teammates but hours later he showed up at the fight, sitting just a few rows from the ring.
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) May 1, 2015
A number of Patriots attended both events, according to New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman. He posted a picture of himself and some of his teammates on the way to the fight.
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) May 2, 2015
2. What Do Justin Bieber, the Burger King and Jimmy Kimmel Have in Common?
The answer? All three celebrities had the honor of walking the fighters to the ring.
Pacquiao entered first with Kimmel as part of his entourage. Mayweather then walked to the ring with Bieber and the Burger King.
3. “Lets Get Ready to Rumble!”
If there is anything a boxing match needs, it’s that classic line, and Saturday was no exception. Michael Buffer used his catchphrase to kick off the main event after both fighters climbed into the ring.
4. Celebs on Celebs on Celebs
The fight couldn’t always distract from the constant wave of celebrities in the crowd. The star list included: Paris Hilton, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Robert De Niro, Michael Jordan, Donald Trump, Tom Brady, Mike Tyson, Mark Wahlberg, P. Diddy, Charles Barkley, Nicholas Hoult, Jake Gyllenhaal, Denzel Washington, and many, many more.
5. “Pac-man” Love
While Mayweather won, the crowd showered Pacquiao with love during the match. At times, the crowd loudly chanted his name.
6. “Money” Mayweather – a Confident Victor
Even before the 12 rounds were up, Mayweather appeared confident that he came out on top. In the last 10 seconds of the final round, he raised his boxing glove in victory – celebrating before the final bell even rang, and running to the rope to proclaim his victory.
7. Hug It Out
After swinging at each other for nearly an hour, the two fighters shared an embrace in the ring after their fight.
8. One. Last. Fight.
In his first post-fight interview – right after it was announced he won by unanimous decision – Mayweather, 38, began talking about retirement. The undefeated champ said he had one fight left on his contract – scheduled for this September – and as a man pushing 40, he needed to start thinking about finishing his illustrious career.
9.”I Thought I Won the Fight”
After Mayweather spoke, Pacquiao revealed in his first post-fight interview that he was surprised by the outcome.
“I thought I won the fight,” he said.
10. A Fair Fight?
In a post-fight news conference, Pacquiao said he had a shoulder injury that had his team considering postponing the fight and that he was denied an anti-inflammatory shot by the Nevada Athletic Commission just before it. The commission’s chairman said it was the boxer’s fault for not mentioning the injury earlier.