Boxing's latest "fight of the century" may have been a decisive victory for Floyd Mayweather, but the 12-round unanimous decision was a deeply unsatisfying result for fight fans, particularly those who paid $100 to watch it on TV. Here to give voice to their discontent is this re-creation within a familiar medium: Punch-Out!!
YouTube's Noober Goober Gaming uploaded this video on Saturday, well before the start of Pacquiao-Mayweather (which didn't get going until after midnight thanks to some difficulty serving the broadcast to those who paid for it.) Their low expectations were somewhat founded.
Mayweather prevailed in a unanimous decision to remain unbeaten (with now 48 victories as a 38-year-old professional.) Fight statisticians said Pacquiao, 36, landed 81 punches, 63 of them power punches, on Mayweather, the undisputed heel of last night's narrative, in the public eye at least.
Mayweather, however, hit Pacquiao 148 times, 81 of them power punches, but that's not the point of this satire. Mayweather may have put on a 12-round boxing clinic, but when people go sit in a clinic for an hour, the co-pay is ordinarily a lot less than $100, and they usually receive more service.