Nuestro profesor Joshua habla esta semana del “Combate del siglo” entre Mayweather y Pacquiao en el programa de esta semana de Avance Deportivo in English. ¡Aprende inglés y deporte!
Hello I’m Joshua I’m an English teacher at NEP English school and this is Avance Deportivo in English. On Saturday night Floyd Mayweather confirmed his status as the best fighter in boxing with a masterful points win over Manny Pacquiao. The best pound-for-pound fighter in the world took his record to 48-0 following a unanimous points win at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The 38-year-old American dictated the fight with his superior ring skills to earn a unanimous verdict extending his unbeaten record. Two Judges scored the fight 116-112, and thrid judged scored it 118-110, all to Mayweather.
The battle between the sport’s two biggest stars had been billed as the ‘Fight of the Century’. The fight was supposed to settle the biggest argument in modern boxing, however, many people think it did not quite deliver as it was intriguing and tense rather than consistently exciting. There was no knockout, there were no knockdowns and no major cuts or bruises. Mayweather proved he was the better fighter on the night. After the the fight, he said: “Manny Pacquiao is a smarter fighter than I thought”. “I don’t want to rate myself. I felt I won”, he said.
At the beginning of the fight, Mayweather, whose camp had suggested he would try for an early knockout, was positive, sharp and accurate in the first three rounds, before Pacquiao found his range in the fourth and put a lot pressure on him in the middle stages as well. There were a lot of close rounds, the third, seventh and 11th most obvious among them.
Manny Pacquiao felt he had done enough to inflict a first defeat on Floyd Mayweather, despite his unanimous points loss. After the fight he revealed he went into this fight with an injured shoulder. “Three weeks before my fight I had to skip my training for a couple of days for that reason. We went for an MRI – there is a tear in my right shoulder”.
And his trainer Freddie Roach said they did at one point consider postponing the fight.
Floyd Mayweather insists he will retire in September after his last fight. However he’s yet to name his next opponant.
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