Who Won Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao? – Full Fight, Purse, Stats, Scorecards

Published 08/21/2021, 12:27 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 01: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and Manny Pacquiao face off during their official weigh-in on May 1, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will face each other in a welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao had unveiled the richest fight ever in boxing when they locked horns in 2015. That fight is one for the books, which cleared several doubts clouding over the combat world at that time. Although Mayweather scored a unanimous win on the fight night, several people debate that it was Pacquiao who deserved to have his hands raised.

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It’s been over six years since the bout. However, the inevitable debate of Pacquiao-Mayweather is still relevant. There have been several rumors about a potential rematch. But the current scenario doesn’t offer any chances for that idea. So, the scrap from 2015 will remain the sole blueprint of comparing Manny Pacquiao opposite Floyd Mayweather inside the boxing ring.

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As of now, 44-year-old Floyd Mayweather has retired from the sport. But 42-year-old Manny Pacquiao is actively competing against the world champions. Before we see ‘Pac-Man’ return in action, here’s a recap of his glorious battle against Floyd Mayweather.

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With the WBC, WBA Super, and WBO 147 lbs titles at stake, the mega-clash went to the length. It was a fight worth hyping for, which didn’t go very well for the Filipino fans. Floyd Mayweather was clearly more dominant. He used is the range and bigger size to tackle Pacquiao’s fast-paced movement and quick jabs. Furthermore, ‘TBE’ also planted some clean shots on ‘Pac-Man’ in the very initial stage.

Pacquiao saw some success in the fourth and sixth rounds, but that didn’t help him to gain the win. It was quite clear Mayweather had done enough to be the better man that night. Besides, the statistic also evoked the same and had a straightforward response with Floyd Mayweather beating Manny Pacquiao via 118-110, 116-112, and 116-112 on the scoreboard.

Floyd Mayweather

Total Punches thrown:- 435, Total Punches landed:- 148, Connect rate:- 34%

Jabs Thrown:- 267, Jabs landed:- 67, Connect rate:- 25%

Power Punches thrown:- 168, Power Punches landed:-81, Connect rate:-48%

Manny Pacquiao

Total Punches thrown:- 429, Total Punches landed:- 81, Connect rate:- 19%

Jabs Thrown:- 193, Jabs landed:- 18, Connect rate:- 9%

Power Punches thrown:- 236, Power Punches landed:-63, Connect rate:-27%

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Apart from the titles and legacy, the fight also brought hefty paydays for both men. Pacquiao earned the biggest paycheck of his career and Mayweather also earned one of his best numbers by battling the Filipino legend. According to reports, the fight amassed a purse of $300 million in total.

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Manny Pacquiao took a lucrative $120 million hone and Mayweather added $60 million more to that and bagged $180 million along with the big win. Hence, the fight became immortal to the combat fans for not just one, but several reasons.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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