At the end of the 12th round, Floyd Mayweather Jr. emerged as the winner during his match against Manny Pacquiao held on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada. It was announced that Floyd won via unanimous decision where the three judges gave scores: 116-112 (Glenn Feldman and Burt Clements), and 118 – 110 (Dave Moretti) favoring the undefeated champion.
While most of the spectators believed that Mayweather have won the fight (because he actually did), it seems that the scorecards is saying a different thing. Based on the scorecards, it seemed that Pacquiao should have won the match since he is occupying the red corner and Floyd is on the Blue corner. The judges have given higher total scores on the red corner than on the blue.
Chris Cooke of Facebook uploaded the photo of official scorecards of the fight where he emphasized / highlighted that Manny Pacquiao should have won because he was the red coner and Mayweather was the blue. According to his Facebook post, the official judges appeared to have given the points to Pacquiao yet the result was reversed resulting to Floyd Mayweather Jr. winning via unanimous decision.
Here is the photo courtesy of Chris Cooke Facebook page:
Here is the official scorecards tweeted by Luke Thomas of SBS Studios:
— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) May 3, 2015
In the post-fight interview, Manny Pacquiao told Max Kellerman of HBO that although it was a good fight, he believed he won the fight. He explained that he (Mayweather) didn’t do anything, he always runs.
Anyway, congratulations to the two fighters for making the fight happen.