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INSIDE MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO | Epilogue Finale | SHOWTIME


Narrator: IT WAS BILLED
AS THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY. Scukanek: EVERYBODY’S
BEEN WAITING FOR IT. NOW WE GET IT. …AN UNPRECEDENTED
COMMERCIAL SUCCESS. Ropp: …HUNDREDS
OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. …THOUGH PERHAPS ONE
THAT FAILED TO SATISFY THE PUBLIC’S BLOODLUST. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] MAYBE IT NEVER COULD. THERE’S BEEN SO MUCH
PENT-UP ANTICIPATION. IT WAS A QUINTESSENTIAL
MAYWEATHER PROMOTION SET IN THE CITY
THAT MONETIZES EXPECTATION… TURNING FAME INTO FORTUNE. I USED TO SLEEP IN THE STREET,
STARVING, HUNGRY. Narrator: …AND SIX YEARS
IN 36 MINUTES. THE BIGGEST FIGHT
IN BOXING HISTORY, AND I’M A PART OF IT, SO, YOU KNOW,
IT’S TIME TO FIGHT NOW. Narrator: WHAT IT PROMISED
WAS A SPECTACLE. WHAT IT DELIVERED
WAS MORE SUBTLE… FINELY TUNED… THE CALCULUS OF COMBAT… CALIBRATED, IMPERCEPTIBLE
DISTANCES… AN INVISIBLE DANCE… AN EXPRESSION
OF HIS PUGILISTIC GENIUS… AN IMPOSITION OF HIS WILL. AT LAST, FIGHT WEEK HAS ARRIVED. Man: THERE IS A BUS.
HE HAS A PACQUIAO BUS. THAT IS THE PACQUIAO BUS? THERE HE IS. [ INDISTINCT SHOUTING,
CHEERING ] IN EVERY FACET
OF THIS PROMOTION, MAYWEATHER SOUGHT TO ENSURE
THAT PACQUIAO WOULD BE CAST AS THE “B” SIDE. BUT NOW IN VEGAS, THE CHALLENGER
MERRILY DEFIES PROTOCOL, SNUBBING THE OFFICIAL ARRIVAL
CEREMONY TO BE WITH HIS FANS, THOSE WHO REGARD HIM
AS BOXING’S BELOVED UNDERDOG. THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR YOUR SUPPORT. ARE YOU EXCITED? [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] DON’T GET NERVOUS ON SATURDAY. I’M THE ONE WHO’S GOING TO FIGHT
IN THE RING, SO RELAX. TAKE IT EASY. THE CONFIDENCE IS THERE 100%. THANK YOU, AND GOD BLESS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] Woman: BY HAVING
YOUR OWN ARRIVAL TODAY, DOES THAT ALLOW YOU
TO CONCENTRATE MORE? ARE YOU HAPPY NOT HAVING
TO SEE FLOYD TODAY? FLOYD’S DOING HIS THING.
WE’RE DOING OURS. THIS IS PEACEFUL,
AND THERE’S NO DRAMA. I THINK IT’S A LOT BETTER
FOR US, YES. Man:
I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW. FLOYD MAYWEATHER HAS A STORE
ACROSS THE STREET, AND HE’S SELLING T-SHIRTS THAT HAVE HIMSELF WITH
THE FILIPINO FLAG IN THE BACK. I LIKE THAT BECAUSE
HE WANTS TO JOIN OUR TEAM. TMT — THE MANNY TEAM.
SEE? [ CHUCKLES ] Narrator: DOWN THE STRIP, AMID THE PERCUSSIVE BEAT
OF THE MARCHING BAND, ENTERS THE CHAMPION. IN CONTRAST TO PACQUIAO’S
JOYOUS DEMEANOR, MAYWEATHER IS ALL BUSINESS. Doug E. Fresh: YOU CAME FROM
ALL OVER THE WORLD TO SEE THIS! Y’ALL GIVE IT UP
FOR OUR BROTHER, YOUR BROTHER, FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER! Mayweather: WITHOUT YOU GUYS,
I WOULDN’T BE WHERE I’M AT, SO I’M VERY, VERY THANKFUL
AND VERY APPRECIATIVE. Man: FLOYD, HOW ARE YOU? MANNY LOOKED VERY, VERY CALM OVER AT HIS GRAND ARRIVAL
AT MANDALAY BAY. Woman: WHAT DOES IT SAY
THAT PACQUIAO’S NOT HERE? YOU KNOW,
I CAN’T REALLY SPEAK ON MANNY PACQUIAO,
WHY HE’S NOT HERE, BUT WE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY
FOR THIS EVENT. SO, YOU KNOW,
LIKE I SAID BEFORE, IT’S ALL ABOUT BEING
A PROFESSIONAL. [ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS,
LAUGHTER ] Narrator:
THOUGH HE’S WELL ACQUAINTED WITH THE ROUTINES OF FIGHT WEEK, FLOYD’S NEVER BEEN
QUITE LIKE THIS, LIMITING ACCESS
TO HIS CORE GROUP AND ELIMINATING DISTRACTIONS. GET THESE FANS.
GO DOWN THERE AND GET THEM FANS. WHOEVER THEM PEOPLE IS, GO DOWN
THERE AND CLEAR THAT OUT. CLEAR THEM OUT. CLEAR THEM OUT. SOMEONE ASKED ME A QUESTION
THE OTHER DAY. WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT —
HAVING AN UNDEFEATED RECORD OR, YOU KNOW, A 9-FIGURE PAYDAY? I MEAN, I SAID, “MY CHILDREN
CAN’T EAT IN THE BOXING RING FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.” IT’S BUSINESS FOR ME. Buffer:
HELLO, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! DO WE HAVE ANY MAYWEATHER FANS
IN THE HOUSE? [ AUDIENCE BOOING, CHEERING ] DO WE HAVE ANY PACQUIAO FANS
IN THE HOUSE? Crowd:
[ Chanting ] MANNY! MANNY! MANNY! MANNY! MANNY!
MANNY! MANNY! Narrator:
A DAY BEFORE THE FIGHT, MAYWEATHER FANS
AND PACQUIAO FANS COME TOGETHER IN ANOTHER FIRST —
A SOLD-OUT WEIGH-IN. WHILE FLOYD MAY BE
THE HOMETOWN FIGHTER, IT’S NOT A HOMETOWN CROWD. [ AUDIENCE BOOING, CHEERING ] Mayweather:
FLOYD FIGHTS FOR FLOYD, ‘CAUSE WHEN MY CAREER
IS LONG GONE… THE PEOPLE AND THE FANS
AND THE CRITICS ARE GONNA MOVE ON TO THE NEXT. Buffer: 145 POUNDS —
MANNY “PAC-MAN” PACQUIAO! Lennon: FLOYD MAYWEATHER
WEIGHS IN AT 146 POUNDS! Mayweather:
MY CAREER IS OVER IN SEPTEMBER. 49-0. WELL, YOU KNOW, WHEN PEOPLE
TALK ABOUT BREAKING ROCKY MARCIANO’S RECORD, I JUST SAY THAT I’M HAPPY
WITH HOW MY CAREER HAS WENT. I’LL SLEEP COMFORTABLE
EVERY NIGHT. Man:
HE’LL KNOCK THE…OUT! HE WILL KNOCK THE…OUT! THE BEST OF THEM!
YOU’RE GONNA BEAT THIS BOY UP! [ AUDIENCE BOOING, CHEERING ] YOU’LL GET KNOCKED OUT,
LITTLE MAN! Gray: MANNY PACQUIAO
SAID, “THANK YOU.” DID YOU RESPOND?
NO. AND I’M GOOD. I JUST WANT TO TELL ALL YOU GUYS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, MAN,
THANK YOU. YOU GUYS HAVE DONE
A TREMENDOUS JOB. Man: LET’S GO, STONE!
LET’S GO, STONE! LET’S GO, BABY!
YOU DON’T WANT IT! YOU’LL GET KNOCKED
THE…OUT! Woman: HE’S NOT READY!
THAT’S WHY HE’S DOING
ALL THAT EXTRA STUFF! [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] Woman: I NEED YOU SIGN IN BOTH
PLACES, DATE IN BOTH PLACES. YOU’RE GONNA TURN THIS OVER.
START WITH YOUR NAME. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
TRUTHFULLY AND HONESTLY AND WITH YOUR SIGNATURE. HAVE YOUR CORNERMAN SIGN
AND PRINT HIS NAME. THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT
YOUR MONEY SENT BACK. DO YOU WANT A CHAIR? YEAH. THANK YOU. HERE. YOU CAN JUST SIT HERE. NO ONE ELSE IS COMING
BEHIND YOU. Narrator:
PRIOR TO THE BOUT, THE FIGHTERS ARE REQUIRED
TO FILL OUT A SERIES OF FORMS. ALL PREVIOUS
AND ONGOING MEDICAL CONDITIONS MUST BE DISCLOSED TO THE NEVADA STATE
ATHLETIC COMMISSION. WHICH M.R.I. I HAD? I GOT AN M.R.I.
BEFORE FOR MY HEAD, BUT FROM WHICH FIGHT
WAS THAT? Man: WASN’T THAT
VICTOR ORTIZ? I’M GONNA SAY —
I’M JUST GONNA PUT “YES.” 30 HOURS BEFORE THE MAIN EVENT, NEITHER FIGHTER
DECLARES AN INJURY THAT WOULD BE CAUSE
FOR CURRENT CONCERN. [ MID-TEMPO MUSIC PLAYS ] ♪ BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM,
BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM ♪ ♪ BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM,
BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM ♪ ♪ DREAMIN’ ♪ ♪ DREAMIN’ ♪ ♪ DREAMIN’ OF COME WHAT MAY ♪ ♪ DREAMIN’ ♪ ♪ SCHEMIN’ ♪ ♪ HOPIN’ THAT YOU’LL BE MINE
SOMEDAY ♪ Lampley: WELCOME TO FIGHT NIGHT
IN LAS VEGAS. TONIGHT HISTORY WILL BE MADE WHEN THE TWO MOST POPULAR
FIGHTERS IN THE SPORT OF BOXING WILL ANSWER THE QUESTION… ♪ DREAMIN’ ♪ …WHO IS THE BEST FIGHTER
OF THIS GENERATION? ♪ HOPIN’ YOU’LL BE MINE
SOMEDAY ♪ [ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ] Mayweather:
I WAS ALWAYS THE DREAMER. I WAS ALWAYS A BELIEVER, AND NOW THIS IS THE BIGGEST
FIGHT IN BOXING HISTORY. I WANT PEOPLE TO BE
A PART OF THIS WITH ME, BE A PART OF THIS
WITH HIM, ALSO. THIS IS HISTORY. WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, IT COMES DOWN
TO THE TWO FIGHTERS. WHAT TIME WE WANT?
WHAT TIME WE START WALKING? Woman:
I’M TRYING TO FIND OUT. NO, NO, I CAN GO ON ANYTIME,
ANYWHERE, BUT THIS IS MY SHOW, SO I DICTATE THAT. WELL, THEN,
BE READY BY 8:00. NO, I’M NOT GONNA BE READY
BY 8:00. I’M GONNA BE READY
BY 8:00-SOMETHING. Narrator: NEGOTIATIONS
FOR THIS BIGGEST OF ALL FIGHTS INVOLVE THE SMALLEST
OF ALL DETAILS, RIGHT DOWN TO THE HAND WRAPS. [ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ] WE USE ONE ROLL OF TAPE
FOR BOTH HANDS? MM-HMM. DAMN. AS IS CUSTOMARY,
A MEMBER OF THE OPPOSING CAMP IS PERMITTED TO INSPECT. IN THIS CASE, PACQUIAO’S
HEAD TRAINER, FREDDIE ROACH, HAS ELECTED TO PERFORM THE DUTY
HIMSELF. I’M GONNA START. THAT TAPE IS TOO THICK.
YOU GOT TO — HE CAN USE 2 1/2. IN THE RULES,
IT SAYS HALF-INCH ONLY. YOU’RE ARGUING ABOUT THE TAPE, ARGUING ABOUT MY HAND WRAP
ALREADY. WHAT’S GOING ON, FREDDIE? YEAH, YEAH. RIGHT HERE. LET FREDDIE SEE ‘EM. THESE ARE TWICE AS THICK
AS THE ONES WE USE. [ SIGHS ] Y’ALL CAN USE
THE ONES Y’ALL GONNA USE. OH, MY GOD. EVERYTHING —
THE TAPE, MY GAUZE. THESE DON’T FEEL THICKER
THAN THE ONES YOU GUYS HAVE. OKAY. Narrator: WAS IT A MIND GAME
OR SIMPLE VIGILANCE? IT MATTERS NOT TO FLOYD. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] EVEN AS THE ARENA IS ENGULFED
IN ANTICIPATION, FLOYD’S DEMEANOR
REMAINS UNCHANGED. Gray: YOU’VE DONE THIS
SO MANY TIMES NOW — 47. DO YOU STILL GET NERVOUS
AND ANXIOUS THIS TIME? IT’S WORK. YOU KNOW,
I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE, AND I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES WHEN IT’S A FIGHT
OF THIS MAGNITUDE. Lennon: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
HERE WE GO! THE WAIT IS OVER! IT’S “GO” TIME! [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] Pacquiao:
EXCITED FOR — FOR THIS FIGHT. IT’S BEEN, YOU KNOW, SIX YEARS
WAITING FOR THIS FIGHT, AND, FINALLY, IT’S HAPPENING, AND I HAVE SOMETHING TO PROVE. Buffer:
“PAC-MAN” PACQUIAO! Bernstein: MANNY PACQUIAO
IS AS RELAXED AND AS ENGAGING LEADING IN TO THIS FIGHT
AS WE’VE EVER SEEN HIM. THIS CROWD’S
A PRO-MANNY PACQUIAO CROWD. Lennon:
AND NOW HERE IS BOXING’S UNDISPUTED
NUMBER-ONE ATTRACTION, FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER! Lampley: IF MAYWEATHER WAS
SAYING HE’S TIRED OF BOXING, HE’S NOT TIRED OF A NIGHT
LIKE THIS, TRUST ME. GREAT FIGHTERS, GREAT ATHLETES,
LIVE FOR MOMENTS LIKE THIS. Mayweather:
I KNOW HOW TO FIGHT. I KNOW HOW TO WIN. THIS BIG STAGE WAS MADE FOR ME. IT GETS NO BIGGER
THAN FLOYD MAYWEATHER. Lennon:
FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING, AND THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE BOUT
YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! I WANT YOU TO KEEP THIS FIGHT
CLEAN AT ALL TIMES, SHOW GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, PROTECT YOURSELVES AT ALL TIMES, AND WHAT I SAY, YOU MUST OBEY! GOOD LUCK TO BOTH OF YOU! TOUCH ‘EM UP! GOD BLESS! [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] FOR YEARS,
FANS HAVE BEEN CLAMORING FOR THIS VERY MATCHUP WITH LITTLE HOPE
OF IT EVER HAPPENING, YET HERE WE ARE
ON THE PRECIPICE OF HISTORY — MAYWEATHER VERSUS PACQUIAO! [ BELL RINGS ]
FINALLY! Koraun: WHOO! YOU GOT THIS, DAD! IT’S TIME TO FIGHT, BABY! Jones: IF FLOYD
STARTS OUT STRONG, THIS IS GONNA GET
EMBARRASSING. FREDDIE ROACH TOLD US HE THINKS MAYWEATHER’S GONNA
COME OUT QUICK. YEAH! YEAH!
YEP! YEP! ON YOUR TOES! ON YOUR TOES!
LET’S GO! BOOM! THAT’S A SECOND RIGHT HAND
BY MAYWEATHER, ON TARGET AND WITH MENACE. LOOKS LIKE HE CAME TO FIGHT IN
THE FIRST ROUND FOR A CHANGE. [ BELL DINGS ] Crowd: [ Chanting ] T.B.E.!
T.B.E.! T.B.E.! KEEP AFTER HIM, MAN.
KEEP AFTER HIM. FEINT SOMETIME, MAN.
POP, POP, POP, HEY! TOUCH HIM.
FEINT HIM AND TOUCH HIM, OKAY? YEAH, WE NEED TO FEINT
A LITTLE BIT MORE LET THE HEAD MOVE
AS YOU’RE GOING IN, RIGHT? JUST DON’T WALK IN,
OKAY, SON? ALL RIGHT? HEAD MOVEMENT, FEINTS.
ALL RIGHT? WORK HIM. Bernstein: PACQUIAO
IS STARTING TO DANCE A LITTLE. HE’S SEEING SOME OPENINGS. Lampley: SEE THERE?
DOUBLE JAB! HE GOES AGAINST THE ROPES. YOU GOT TO KEEP JABBING, FLOYD!
KEEP JABBING! STAY AFTER HIM. COME ON. THE WAY PACQUIAO’S REACTING,
MAYWEATHER’S RIGHT HAND IS STRONGER
THAN HE GETS CREDIT FOR, AND THE TIMING IS FLAWLESS. OH, HE BROKE THEM OFF.
YEAH, THAT’S WHAT IT WAS! HIT HIM ON TOP!
HIT HIM ON TOP! GO KICK HIS…MAN! NOW GO AND GET THAT…
OUT YOUR…WAY. Bernstein: AGAINST
A GUY LIKE MAYWEATHER, THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO
IS TRY TO BEAT HIM BY COMING IN
ON A STRAIGHT LINE. Lampley: IT’S THE FOOTWORK
OF MANNY PACQUIAO THAT’S
THE BIG ISSUE. NO FOOT MOVEMENT FROM HIM
WHILE TRYING TO ATTACK TODAY. BUT — OH! —
HE JUST LANDED A LEFT HAND, AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT HURT
MAYWEATHER! [ WOMAN SHOUTS INDISTINCTLY ] [ SHOUTS INDISTINCTLY ] Roach: HEY, COME ON! GO! PUT HIM ON THE ROPES!
PUT HIM ON THE ROPES! AT LEAST PACQUIAO LOOKS LIKE HE MIGHT GET ON THE BOARD HERE
WITH A ROUND, THAT’S FOR SURE. PACQUIAO FANS HERE IN THE ARENA
ARE GOING NUTS! WOW!
HARD RIGHT HAND BY PAC-MAN! WELL, WE ALL WANTED
EXCITEMENT IN THIS FIGHT, AND WE GOT SOME
IN THAT ROUND. A DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST
AS GOOD AS FLOYD MAYWEATHER IS RARELY ON THE RECEIVING END
OF A GOOD, CLEAN SHOT. [ BELL DINGS ] BUT PACQUIAO JUST LANDED
A SOLID LEFT HAND THAT SURE LOOKED
LIKE IT HURT. LET’S GO, ALL RIGHT? WHEN YOU HAVE HIM
NEAR THE ROPES, YOU HAVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF HIM ON THE ROPES, OKAY? WE’RE NOT GONNA — MAN, YOU
FIGHTING LIKE YOU SCARED, MAN! GOT TO FIGHT, MAN, LIKE
YOU FIGHT — LIKE YOU FIGHT! SO IF THEY’RE GONNA GIVE HIM ONE
ROUND ‘CAUSE HE LANDED ONE ONCE, THAT’S…UP. IN THE CORNER,
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, FLOYD SR. IS URGING HIS SON
TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE AND IS ACTUALLY SAYING
THAT HE’S FIGHTING SCARED. REALLY? FIGHTING SCARED? IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE MONEY MAY IS
TOTALLY DOMINATING THE ACTION. BOOM! PACQUIAO’S THE AGGRESSOR BUT NOT THE EFFECTIVE AGGRESSOR
THUS FAR. YOU HAVE TO SCORE WITH
YOUR EYES, NOT YOUR EARS. AT A BIG FIGHT LIKE THIS, FANS REACT TO EVERY PUNCH,
WHETHER IT LANDS OR NOT. MAYWEATHER IS IN HIS GROOVE, TOTALLY IN CHARGE AND EXECUTING
WITH COMPLETE CONFIDENCE, WHILE PACQUIAO SEEMS CONFUSED AND DEVOID
OF ANY KIND OF GAME PLAN. FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S USING IT AS
A VERY GOOD DEFENSIVE TOOL, BUT HE HOLDS EVERY TIME
PACQUIAO GETS IN THERE. WILL HE GET WARNED FOR THAT? [ LAUGHS ] REALLY?
COME ON, REF! KENNY, CAN YOU WATCH
THE ELBOWS, PLEASE? BE CAREFUL WITH THE ELBOWS. CAREFUL WITH THE ELBOWS, OKAY?
HERE WE GO. YOU’VE GOT THIS! Bernstein: FOR A MAN
WHO’S EARNED A REPUTATION FOR EFFECTIVE AGGRESSION,
FOR CLEAN COMBINATIONS, MANNY PACQUIAO IS WHIFFING
A LOT TONIGHT. OVERRATED!
WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO SCREAM IT. OH, WE’RE GONNA GET HIM.
WE’RE GONNA GET HIM. I’M LOSING?
NO, I’M JUST TELLING YOU —
I AIN’T SAYING YOU’RE LOSING. YOU NEED TO PICK IT UP, THOUGH,
‘CAUSE THEY FAVORING HIM. OKAY.
YOU KNOW THAT, RIGHT? YOU STAY WHUPPING
ON HIS…MAN. I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU,
DON’T KEEP MESSING AROUND. COME ON! PRESS HIM! PRESS HIM! FLOYD’S GOT TO KEEP WORKING
THE JABS. SEND HIM BACK, BOY!
SEND HIM BACK! HANDS UP AND COAST IN! WHAT ABOUT THE JAB?! YOU’RE DOING EVERYTHING GREAT! WELL, IF YOU’RE WONDERING, FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S 17-0
IN 12-ROUND FIGHTS, AND PACQUIAO’S 11-2-1, AND FLOYD MAYWEATHER
STARTED AT THIS ROUND LIKE HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE
IT’S 18-0. AS THE CLOCK WINDS DOWN HERE AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
IN LAS VEGAS FOR THE BIGGEST FIGHT
OF THIS GENERATION, IT’S BEEN ANOTHER QUINTESSENTIAL
FLOYD MAYWEATHER PERFORMANCE, AS HE
IS CLEARLY ENJOYING HIMSELF, TAKING MANNY PACQUIAO TO THE
SCHOOL OF THE SWEET SCIENCE. [ BELL DINGS ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I LOVE YOU, MAN.
NO MATTER WHAT, I LOVE YOU. [ Voice breaking ]
LISTEN, MY MAN. [ SPEAKS INDISTINCTLY ] I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU, MAN. HE DIDN’T THROW
A LOT OF PUNCHES — NOT LIKE HOW
HE USUALLY THROWS ‘EM. HE DIDN’T THROW
NO PUNCHES LIKE THAT. THERE WERE SPORADIC MOMENTS
FOR MANNY PACQUIAO, AND A COUPLE OF ROUNDS
THAT I THINK MAKE A STRONG CASE FOR HIM TO WIN, BUT TO GO BEYOND THAT,
IT WOULD SEEM DIFFICULT. I KNOW I WON!
I KNOW I WON! I KNOW I WON!
I KNOW I WON! THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!
YOU DID GREAT, DAD! YOU DON’T LIKE IT?
WHAT’D I DO? YOU DON’T LIKE IT? GIVE ME ONE OF THOSE!
STRAP ME UP! [ BELL DINGS ] LADIES AND GENTLEMAN,
AFTER 12 ROUNDS OF BOXING, WE GO TO THE SCOREBOARDS. Lennon: ALL THREE
IN FAVOR OF THE WINNER… AND STILL UNDEFEATED… [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER! THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKIN’ ABOUT
RIGHT THERE! WHO?! WHO?! WHO?! WHO’D THEY SAY?! WHO?! FOR THE MAN WHO’S CLAIMED
TO BE T.B.E., THE BEST EVER, WILL CONTINUE
TO BE DEBATED, I’M SURE, BUT FOLLOWING
HIS 48th STRAIGHT WIN, HE IS NOW T.B.O.T.E. —
THE BEST OF THIS ERA. PAC-MAN, HUH? ALL THIS, REALLY,
FOR SIX YEARS? REALLY? Man: GREAT FIGHT! GREAT FIGHT! [ SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY ] GOOD SHOW, GOOD SHOW,
GOOD SHOW, GOOD SHOW. IT’S ALL IN A DAY’S WORK.
ALL DAY. THE FIGHT REALLY DIDN’T LIVE UP
TO THE EXPECTATION AND THE HYPE BECAUSE FLOYD
JUST MADE IT LOOK SO EASY. T.B.E.! I’M HAPPY.
I’M SO HAPPY. I’M SO HAPPY, TOO. SO, THIS IS PACQUIAO’S BELT
RIGHT HERE. TOOK HIS BELT. I’M 38, BABY! STILL GOING LIKE THAT?
THEY SAY YOU’RE AN OLD MAN! I’M JUST SPINNING.
YOU’RE AN OLD MAN! I’M JUST SPINNING.
I CAN’T TELL!
I CAN’T EVEN TELL! I’M JUST SPINNING
AND PIVOTING, JABBING HIM UP AND DOWN
AND RIPPING HIM UP. I GOT TO BE SMART. OLD MAN!
STILL DOING IT, HUH? WRAP ME UP. IF Y’ALL DON’T KNOW
WHAT A $100-MILLION CHECK
LOOK LIKE, I CAN SHOW YOU. [ LAUGHTER,
CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] [ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ] Narrator:
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, A LOPSIDED, UNANIMOUS DECISION
SEEMED ANTICLIMACTIC. Pacquiao: I DID MY BEST, BUT MY BEST WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH. Narrator:
IF PACQUIAO’S PERFORMANCE LEFT SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED, THE FIGHTER HIMSELF
HAD AN EXPLANATION, MAKING A SURPRISING ADMISSION AT
THE POST-FIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE. Pacquiao: THREE WEEKS
BEFORE THE FIGHT, WE WENT TO M.R.I., AND THERE’S A-A TEAR
IN MY RIGHT SHOULDER. BUT WE JUST COULDN’T BE AS
CONSISTENT AS WE WANTED TO BE BECAUSE THE SHOULDER
DID START HURTING MORE. AND, YOU KNOW, THE JAB
AND THE UPPERCUT WAS OKAY, BUT THE HOOK WAS
A LITTLE HARD FOR HIM TO THROW. GREAT JOB, DAD. Mayweather:
EXCUSES, EXCUSES, EXCUSES. I’M NOT GONNA BUY IN
TO THE BULL… AND I DON’T WANT THE PUBLIC
TO BUY IN TO THE BULL… WE’RE CHAMPIONS. A REAL CHAMPION
CAN FIGHT THROUGH ANYTHING — NO EXCUSES. WE GET TO WHERE WE ARE
BY MAKING SACRIFICES. Aguilar:
WE WERE NOT AWARE OF THE INJURY UNTIL TONIGHT AT 6:30. IT WAS NEVER DISCLOSED TO
THE COMMISSION AT THE WEIGH-IN OR ON THE MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE. SO, WE JUST WANTED TO MAKE
THAT CLARIFICATION. THANK YOU. Mayweather: I HAD INJURIES,
ALSO, GOING IN TO THIS FIGHT. BOTH OF MY ARMS WAS INJURED.
BOTH OF MY HANDS WAS INJURED. BUT, LIKE I SAID BEFORE,
I WILL ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO WIN. I’M TRULY BLESSED
TO BE WHERE I’M AT. I WON. I KNOW I WON. I KNOW I’M THE BETTER FIGHTER. WE FIGHT 10 TIMES,
I’M GONNA WIN 10 TIMES. WE FIGHT 20 TIMES,
I’M GONNA WIN 20 TIMES. WE FIGHT 100 TIMES,
I’M GONNA WIN 100 TIMES. MANNY PACQUIAO, JUST — HE’S NOT
A BETTER FIGHTER THAN ME. Man: FLOYD,
DO YOU ANTICIPATE THAT YOU WOULD FIGHT
MANNY PACQUIAO AGAIN? IT HASN’T EVEN BEEN TWO HOURS,
AND ONCE AGAIN, Y’ALL THROWING ME RIGHT BACK
IN THE BATTLE. IF I’M NOT MISTAKEN, EVERYONE WAS SAYING FOR YEARS
I WAS SCARED AND “FLOYD WILL LOSE” AND “FLOYD IS A COWARD,
FLOYD IS A CHICKEN.” YOU GUYS WROTE
ALL THOSE STORIES. AND ALL I WANT YOU GUYS TO DO —
I MADE YOU GUYS EAT YOUR WORDS. AND YOU KNOW
I MADE YOU GUYS EAT YOUR WORDS. SO TOMORROW,
WHEN Y’ALL WRITE THE ST– TOMORROW,
WHEN Y’ALL WRITE THEM STORIES… [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] …I WANT Y’ALL TO SAY,
“THE NON-BELIEVERS — FLOYD MAYWEATHER
TURNED US INTO BELIEVERS.” WRITE THAT TOMORROW. I WORKED MY WHOLE LIFE — MY WHOLE LIFE — TO GET TO THIS POINT, AND NO ONE
IS TAKING THIS AWAY FROM ME. Narrator: THOSE ROOTING
FOR HIS FIRST DEFEAT, FOR THE BLOODY SPECTACLE OR A KNOCKOUT, WERE TREATED
TO SOMETHING ELSE — MORE SUBTLE, PERHAPS, BUT NO LESS DEFINITIVE. IT ENDED AS IT BEGAN — WITH MAYWEATHER
IMPOSING HIS WILL. Mayweather:
THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GREAT FIGHTER AND T.B.E., AND I PROVED… THAT I’M THE BEST. Narrator:
WAS IT HIS BIGGEST VICTORY OR MERELY HIS MOST LUCRATIVE? FOR THE BEST FIGHTER
IN THE WORLD, THAT QUESTION IS ALREADY MOOT. IT’S NOT WHO HE’S BEATEN… BUT WHO HE’LL BEAT NEXT. — Captions by VITAC —
www.vitac.com

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