Floyd Mayweather upped his career record to a perfect 48-0 Saturday night in Las Vegas, earning a decision over Manny Pacquiao in a bout many billed as the “Fight of the Century.”
Mayweather, using his incredible defense and quick lands, retained the WBA (super), WBC and The Ring welterweight titles, while also winning the WBO welterweight belt from Pacquaio (57-6-2).
The scores were 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110 in favor of “Money.” Mayweather landed 148 punches to just 81 by Pacquiao.
Mayweather, who credited Pacquiao after the fight for being a “hell of a fighter,” also said that he will compete for the final time this September.
“My last fight is in September, then it’s time for me to hang it up,” he said. “I’m almost 40 years old. I’ve been in the sport 19 years. I’ve been world champion for 18. I’m truly thankful and I’m blessed.”
Leo Santa Cruz scored a decision over Anthoy Settoul in the co-main event, while Vasyl Lomachenko defended his WBO featherweight title with a ninth-round knockout of Gamalier Rodriguez. Also, Jesse Hart stopped Mike Jimenez via TKO in the sixth to become the USBA super middleweight champion.
The card will re-air on HBO this coming Saturday night.