Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, poses with his champion’s belts and his father, head trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., after his victory over Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

It was the the most anticipated sporting event in recent history, and in the end, Floyd Mayweather Jr. came out on top, yet again, beating Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous decision on May 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather remained undefeated, extending his flawless record to 48-0.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, hits Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Any and everyone interested in boxing had waited five long years for this fight; if it was anyone who could beat Mayweather, it had to be Pacquiao, a legendary knockout artist who many believed had just enough speed, power and aggressiveness to conquer Mayweather, once nicknamed “Pretty Boy Floyd” because of his impeccable defense that kept his face pretty and cleaned throughout his career. But as the cliché goes, Floyd proved that “defense wins championships,” easily beating Pacquiao with perfectly timed jabs and counterpunches, while staying far out of the reach of Manny’s dangerous hands. It looked just like any other typical Mayweather fight.

Mayweather’s defense was so great that he even stopped Pacquiao from throwing as many combos as he’s usually accustomed to throwing. Surprisingly, Mayweather ended up throwing and landing more punches than Pacquiao. There were a couple of rounds where Pacquiao attempted to overwhelm Mayweather with a flurry of combos, but none of his punches seemed to land and the judges apparently weren’t swayed by the rush of inaccurate punches. One judge ruled the fight 118-110, and two other judges called it 116-112, all in favor of Floyd Mayweather.

Pacquiao now carries a 56 wins, 6 losses, 2 draws record, while Mayweather stands at 48-0 with one more fight on his contract with Showtime Network.