Mayweather Defeats Pacquiao: How The Fight Played Out on Twitter

As you probably know already, yesterday Floyd Mayweather Jr (@FloydMayweather) defeated Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) who had won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions – by unanimous decision – in their welterweight boxing title bout.

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Had faced off in the Fight of the Century last weekend

They had faced off in the Fight of the Century on Saturday, May 2 (9am on May 3 in Singapore). This had been held in Las Vegas – at the the MGM Grand Garden Arena and at the end of their bout, the score line had read 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 in favour of Mayweather.

More than 2.7 billion tweets across Twitter and the Web

Tweets worldwide about the #MayPac fight – in the build-up as well as during the fight – were seen 2.7 billion times on Twitter & across the web from 8 pm (Eastern Time) on 2 May until 3 am (Eastern Time) on 3 May.

The most Tweeted-about moments during the fight were as follows.

1. End of fight: Mayweather defeats Pacquiao 116-112.

2. Mayweather post-fight interview.

3. Pacquiao post-fight interview.

4. Round 12 comes to an end.

5. Pacquiao lands a flurry of punches as Round 4 comes to an end.

Outpouring of support for Manny

Following Mayweather’s victory over Pacquiao, Twitter was abuzz with an outpouring of support for Pacquiao – as many netizens had felt that he should have been the winner instead. Here are some of the tweets in favour of Manny.

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From what netizens on Twitter had to say, one thing remains as being clear – while Mayweather may have taken home the title, Pacquiao still remains the champion in the hearts of many.

Here is a global heat map of Tweets cheering on Manny as the People’s Champ.

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