Dubbed the “Fight of the Century,” Saturday's welterweight title boxing match between American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Filipino Manny Pacquiao failed to live up to the hype.
In what some instead consider the most boring fight of the century, Mayweather won by unanimous decision after an uneventful 12 rounds lasting 40 minutes.
Pacquiao is "still the people's champ," the Philippine Daily Inquirer writes in its Monday edition, which features a picture of a triumphant Pacquiao on its front page. The newspaper quotes the Filipino fighter as saying, “It was a good fight. I thought I won the fight,” before an unimpressed crowd at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Mayweather and Pacquiao are expected to collect $180 and $120 million, respectively.
ABOUT THE SOURCE: The Makati-based Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is the most widely read broadsheet newspaper in the Philippines, with a daily circulation of 260,000 copies. It was founded in 1985 and is a member of the Asia News Network.