Most people thought The Fight of the Century was going to be a boxing match for the ages. For at least five years, the planet was clamored for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to fight. On Saturday night, they finally did. Unfortunately, it was a letdown.
Mayweather, as he’s wont to do, spent most of the fight hugging Pacquiao and dancing around the ring. He peppered in a few shots but mostly stayed on the defensive. His tactical approach allowed him to win the match via a unanimous decision.
But considering hundreds of thousands of people spent upwards of $100 to watch this fight on television (people in Las Vegas paid upwards of $500,000 to watch it live!), most viewers ended up feeling ripped off. The action was minimal and neither fighter broke a sweat.
Who saw this letdown coming? Well, the makers of this Mike Tyson Punch-Out parody sure did. They changed the video game to star Mayweather — and they did so flawlessly. In fact, if you didn’t watch the actual fight, just watch this video and you’ll know all you need to know about what went down: