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#MayPac: Win-Win For Mayweather, As He Defeats Pacquiao In $300 Million Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decision to remain undefeated on Saturday night.

Mayweather got polled 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 points over Pacquiao.

The ‘Money’ man, used his signature defense to neutralize Pacquiao’s typically aggressive, unorthodox style, to elude Pacquiao by dodging his punches and moving around the ring.

After the fight, Pacquiao said in his interview that he thinks he should have won because Mayweather avoided him in the ring.

“I thought I won the fight,” adding, “He didn’t do nothing.” He at one point referred to Mayweather’s style as “running.”

Whereas Pacquiao has often relied on flurries punches to take down opponents, Mayweather plays a safer style, offering jabs while dodging his opponents’ big shots. The combination of the two helped him outscore Pacquaio by a healthy margin:

The Dollars Involved

A report stated that the fight’s total purse was estimated to top $300 million, with Mayweather getting 60% of that and Pacquiao carts home with  the rest, no matter who wins.

Mayweather is likely $180 million richer and Pacquiao $120 million for the fight, putting them squarely in the highest income tax bracket.

The money purse could be more or less depending on just how many people pay $99 to watch the fight at home on pay-per-view.)

Fans  paid a record $99.99 to watch the fight in HD at home. But bars and restaurants had to pay much more, using a formula that accounts for a location’s capacity.

For a small bar that holds 101 to 150 people – $5,000, while A big establishment that can hold 450 to 500 people – $15,500.

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