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Are You Upset About Spending $100 On The Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao Fight?

Submitted by on May 5, 2015 – 10:23 amNo Comment

On Saturday night, millions of people all over the country—and hell, all over the world—agreed to throw down as much as $100 to watch the so-called “Fight of the Century.” Everyone wanted to see whether or not Manny Pacquiao was going to be able to beat Floyd Mayweather, so they reached deep into their pockets and paid the price they had to pay to see the fight. But unfortunately, they didn’t really get their money’s worth. The fight wasn’t that good. Mayweather won by unanimous decision. And after the fight, Pacquiao revealed that he wasn’t even at full strength during the match.

A few weeks before the fight, Pacquiao suffered a shoulder injury. And while he tried to fight his way through it, it turned out that he had a tear of his right rotator cuff. So he essentially ended up fighting Mayweather with one arm. And to make matters worse, he didn’t reveal that he had the injury during a pre-fight evaluation. So in addition to losing the fight and having to undergo surgery this week, Pacquiao is possibly going to face perjury charges in the state of Nevada for not disclosing the serious nature of his injury.

We don’t necessarily want to see Pacquiao taken to court for failing to report his injury. But we also can’t lie: We feel duped by the pay-per-view event that we watched on Saturday night. We thought we were going to be watching one of the best boxing matches of the last 25 years. But instead, we got a one-sided fight that didn’t feature much action at all. And there’s a very good chance that the fight was so one-sided because of an injury that wasn’t disclosed. So as if we weren’t already upset enough about the fight, now we have that to deal with, too.

It’s all very unfortunate. Mayweather/Pacquiao was supposed to be the event that saved boxing or that, at the very least, gave us hope for the future of the sport. But instead, it’s going to go down as one of the most overhyped fights ever. And even though it’s over, it’s still generating headlines for all the wrong reasons. So now more than ever, we’re regretting throwing down $100 to watch it.

Do you feel duped by the “Fight of the Century,” too, or are you OK with the fact that you threw down $100 for it?

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