Floyd Mayweather Jr defeats Manny Pacquiao to win World Welterweight title of Boxing [ Current Affairs ]

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American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has won the unified World Welterweight title of World Boxing Council, World Boxing Organisation and World Boxing Association. Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao from Philippines on a unanimous decision with Judges Scores of 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112 in 12 rounds of intense boxing. Mayweather remained unbeated in 48 fights which cementing his legacy as the best of his generation.

  • This fight was also the highest watched and most revenue generating with almost 400 million dollars of all time. The legendary bout termed as ‘Fight of the Century’ was played at iconic MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born on 24 February, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the year in 1998 and 2007.
  • Mayweather is the WBC (World Boxing Council), WBA (World Boxing Association), WBO (World Boxing Oganization) and ring welterweight champion and also junior middle weight champion.

- Published on: May 5, 2015