Self-proclaimed 'TBE' Floyd Mayweather Jr eased to a unanimous decision over arch-rival Manny Pacquiao in a bout that rarely caught fire at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas yet appeared to cement his unbeatable legacy in this era. The 'Fight For Eternity' proved to be an event rather than a spectacle, but that was, once again, due to Mayweather's ability to nullify an opponent's strengths and pull away on the scorecards with his superior ring craft. Mayweather said he would relinquish all five of his world title belts on Monday and have one final, non-title 12-rounder as he bows out from the sport he has dominated for the best part of a 19-year career.
Afterwards, Pacquiao claimed a right shoulder injury had inhibited his work-rate and revealed he had been refused a shot in the dressing room which briefly appeared to open the door to an unlikely rematch. He said he felt the pain from the third round.