“I’ve Not Really Learned Anything From These Guys”: Record Breaking $740 Million Battle for Greatness Between Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao Left Lewis Hamilton Unimpressed

Published 09/28/2022, 4:28 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)

Sir Lewis Hamilton, not just spends his time racing on the circuits, but takes an interest in other sports as well. The Briton was at ringside for the biggest money boxing fights in history. He attended the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao welterweight title fight in 2015. The Mercedes driver feels that despite watching the game so closely, he did not learn anything.

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Floyd dominated the fight with his tempo and distance control. Although Mayweather dominated the ring with his brilliance and won the fight with a unanimous decision, the Mercedes driver had a contrary opinion.

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Was it an Unremarkable Night for Lewis Hamilton?

Lewis Hamilton was upset with the results and thought judges could have given a different outcome.

He said, “I was sitting in one of the best seats there, which was amazing. And then the fight wasn’t really good at all.” 

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes before the Formula 1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Zandvoort circuit in Zandvoort, Netherlands on September 4, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Talking about his learning from the Record-Breaking $738 Million Battle while manifesting a quick wit, the Englishman said, “I’ve not really learned anything from those guys, apart from they wear much bigger shorts than me.”

F1’s Billion Dollar Man joined the critics who chastised the fight. He said, “I felt that should have been the warm-up and then we are going to see the real fight but everyone left.” 

Although the night wasn’t the one Lewis expected, he did find someone resembling him.

It seems the Grand Saturday night could have been more enjoyable for Lewis if Pacquiao could have tackled the calculated moves by Mayweather.

Lewis Hamilton caught the similitudes with the “Mexicutioner”

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Talking ahead of the 2015 Spanish Grand Prix about his experience of the historic fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Hamilton said, “I felt Pacquiao won. He was the attacking one.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. smiles at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Relating more to the boxer from the Philippines, Lewis said, “I felt I had more similarities with him, watching his style, I was thinking he’s the attacking guy, he’s out there, he’s hungry. He wants it more than anything.”

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Aditya Srivastava

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Aditya Srivastava is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. Although he has completed his undergrad in History, due to his passion for the field, he couldn't hold himself back from entering the world of Sports Journalism. Being a huge fan of Formula 1, Aditya has taken up multiple internships and freelancing gigs where he got to pen down his thoughts about the most prestigious form of motor racing in the world.

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