was a professional boxing match between the eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and undefeated five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. It took place on May 2, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas , Nevada . Mayweather won the contest by aunanimous decision , with two judges scoring it 116–112 and the other 118–110.
for 2010.By 2015, negotiations for the fight had been finalized, with all of the major issues that prevented the fight from happening in the past resolved, including purse split, drug testing, and location.
The fight was televised through a pay-per-view jointly produced by HBO and Showtime . In the Philippines, the fight was also broadcast in a delayed simulcast across three of the country's major television networks. The fight was expected to be the most lucrative in the history of professional boxing; with a record 4.4 million purchases, the PPV alone broke revenue records in the U.S. with $410 million in revenue, making it the highest-grossing PPV in history behind a previous Mayweather Jr. fight in 2013. The broadcast of the fight in the Philippines was watched by nearly half the country's households.
hype that surrounded it, critics felt that the bout itself was disappointing, primarily citing Mayweather's defense-oriented strategy in the ring and Pacquaio's difficulty in landing punches on Mayweather. This had led to some critics re-labelling the fight 'Better Never Than Late' rather than 'The Fight of the Century'.It was later revealed following the event that Pacquiao had sustained an undisclosed injury to his right shoulder while training, and that while it had healed in time for the fight, he re-injured it during the 4th round.