Mayweather vs. Pacquiao results: Did fight live up to the hype?

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The fight of the century took place in Las Vegas on Saturday night, but did the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao results live up to the hype?

For over a half decade, we all talked about and anticipated a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather but it never came to fruition. For one reason or another, the fight was delayed, put off and canceled. But on Saturday night, in front of a sold out crowd at the MGM Grand, the two titans of boxing stepped into the ring with one another and gave us the fight that was being touted as the bout of the century.

But did the fight live up to the hype?

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Floyd ''Money'' Mayweather (black & gold trunks) took on Manny ''Pac Man'' Pacquiao (yellow and red trunks) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 2, 2015 to battle for the World Welterweight Championship. Mayweather emerged victorious after twelve rounds with a unanimous decision from the judges.
Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, left, trades blows with Floyd Mayweather Jr., during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, throws a right against Floyd Mayweather Jr., during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, punches Floyd Mayweather Jr., during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, punches Floyd Mayweather Jr., during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Manny Pacquiao, left, from the Philippines, trades blows with Floyd Mayweather Jr., during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, hits Floyd Mayweather Jr., during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, listens to his trainer Freddie Roach, left, during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, trades blows with Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, left, and Floyd Mayweather Jr., embrace in the ring at the finish of their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z attend the welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Recording artist Justin Bieber, right, enters the arena before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao, on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Burger King and Justin Bieber walk backstage at 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/WireImage)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. answers reporter questions during a press conference following his welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/John Locher)
A Filipino watches a live satellite feed of the welterweight title fight between Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. during a free public viewing in downtown Manila, Philippines on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Mayweather Jr. won the match. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A Filipino watches a live satellite feed of the welterweight title fight between Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. during a free public viewing in downtown Manila, Philippines on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Mayweather Jr. won the match. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Manny Pacquiao gestures while standing on the scales for the weigh-in on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada one day before their 'Fight of the Century' on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather (2L) takes questions following the weigh-in on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada one day before their 'Fight of the Century' on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao (R) gesture following their weigh-in on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada one day before their 'Fight of the Century' on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: CEO of HUBLOT Ricardo Guadalupe (L) and President of HUBLOT Latin America Rick De La Croix celebrate a knockout partnership at HUBLOT and Floyd Mayweather Jr.: The perfect combination for the fight of the century at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for HUBLOT)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrives at HUBLOT and Floyd Mayweather Jr.: The perfect combination for the fight of the century at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for HUBLOT)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: (L-R) President of WBC Mauricio Sulaiman CEO of HUBLOT Ricardo Guadalupe, WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and President of HUBLOT Latin America Rick De La Croix celebrate a knockout partnership at HUBLOT and Floyd Mayweather Jr.: The perfect combination for the fight of the century at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for HUBLOT)
Floyd Mayweather (Center L) and Manny Pacquiao (Center R) face off following their weigh-in on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada one day before their 'Fight of the Century' on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather gestures while standing on the scale for his weigh-in on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada one day before their 'Fight of the Century' on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather arrives for the weigh-in on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada one day before their 'Fight of the Century' on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans show their support for boxers Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather at the weigh-in on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada one day before their 'Fight of the Century' on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Manny Pacquiao gestures while standing on the scale for the weigh-in on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada one day before their 'Fight of the Century' on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Manny Pacquiao holds up the WBO belt during his official weigh-in on May 1, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will face Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on stage after facing-off with one another following their weigh-in on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada one day before their 'Fight of the Century' on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao face off following their weigh-in on May 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada one day before their 'Fight of the Century' on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Fans of boxer Manny Pacquiao cheer before the official weigh-in for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao on May 1, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two boxers will face each other in a welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Rapper Flo Rida performs before the official weigh-in for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 1, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two boxers will face each other in a welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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To be fair, it was a herculean task to try and live up to the hype that was built up not just all week long in Las Vegas but for the last five years of our lives and even longer. It was a half decade ago that the fight was supposed to happen but we tend to forget that we've been asking for this fight long before that.

On Saturday night we finally saw the fight and there are two camps reacting to the fight.

No, It Didn't Live Up To The Hype

It's hard to say that the fight lived up to the hype, but it's not to the fault of the fighters. Both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather were fast landing punches and bouncing around. They looked like they were fighting in 2010 - but they weren't. There's no way around that and the fact that they both came out so fast that it made us wish it was five years ago even more than we wanted it before they stepped into the ring.

That's the tragedy of the fight, as they looked so good the whole fight and they both had so much energy the whole way through.

Aside from the obvious, the fight just wasn't going to live up to the hype no matter what. You can only set the bar so high before it's insurmountable, and that was the case long before this fight was even set up. This was a classic Phantom Menace case, and that may be true of the next fight they have with one another as well.

Just like how the bar was set impossibly high for the a Star Wars movie fans had to wait 16 years for, all of that was compounded into five years of hype for this Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.

This bout was simply never going to live up to they hype, and the decision that crowned Mayweather the champion only intensifies the anticlimactic spin being put on the fight.

Yes, It Lived Up To The Hype

On the other hand, basically all of what can be used as evidence that the fight didn'tlive up to the hype can be spun to say it did. Sure, Mayweather and Pacquiao were older than they were five years ago and their speed made us wish it was 2010 - but they were lighting fast and full of hellfire five years after they were supposed to fight.

All of the fears that this fight was going to feature two men past their primes and fighting as shells of their former selves were put to rest almost immediately. There was no denying that we were all thoroughly entertained by what we saw, even if we had to wait to see it.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z attend the welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Burger King and Justin Bieber walk backstage at 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Actor/director Ben Affleck poses ringside At 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Actress Drew Barrymore poses ringside at 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Recording artists Meek Mill (L) and Nicki Minaj arrive at 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (L) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Kraft Group and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft sits ringside at 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
Singer Jamie Foxx perfoms the US National Anthem prior to Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the US against Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in their welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Manny Pacquiao walks to the ring with Jimmy Kimmel before his welterweight unification championship bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Mark Wahlberg attends the welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: (L-R) Actors Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes, Bridgid Coulter and Don Cheadle pose ringside at 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Director Antoine Fuqua and actor Jake Gyllenhaal attend the SHOWTIME And HBO VIP Pre-Fight Party for 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Paris Hilton attends the welterweight unification championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Actor Denzel Washington (L) and director Antoine Fuqua pose ringside at 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Actor Michael Keaton (L) and former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard pose ringside at 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Andre Agassi and wife Steffi Graf watches the Leo Santa Cruz against Jose Cayetano featherweight bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Mike Tyson shakes hands ringside At 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Donald Trump (L) and model Melania Trump pose ringside at 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Charles Barkley watches the Leo Santa Cruz against Jose Cayetano featherweight bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The fight lasted a full 12 rounds, which was another instance of the world getting it's moneys worth to of the fight. Sure, we may have seen Floyd Mayweather win just like we thought he would, but we also saw Manny Pacquaio come close at times to getting ahead in the fight in the middle rounds of the bout.

You would be lying fi you said you didn't find yourself jumping up or hollering at the TV a few times during the fight, and if that's not a fight that lives up to the hype - as it entertained us - then you were looking at the bout all wrong.

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