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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Manny Pacquiao 'felt he would have won easy' against Floyd Mayweather Jnr had he been fully fit, reveals promoter Bob Arum | Daily Mail Online

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Manny Pacquiao 'felt he would have won easy' against Floyd Mayweather Jnr had he been fully fit, reveals promoter Bob Arum Floyd Mayweather Jnr defeated Manny Pacquiao in the 'fight of the century' back in May on a unanimous points decisionPacquiao had been suffering from a shoulder injury at the time and believed that he would have won had he been fully fitMayweather, however, believes his opponent was simply making excusesBy Rohan Banerjee For Mailonline Published: 12:42 GMT, 5 July 2015 | Updated: 17:16 GMT, 5 July 2015 Manny Pacquiao still feels that he defeated Floyd Mayweather Jnr in their lucrative 'fight of the century' back in May, despite the American being awarded the victory on a points decision. According to his promoter Bob Arum, Pacquiaio, who was suffering from a right shoulder injury at the time of the bout, believes that he did enough to claim the win, but the judges did not agree.Pacquiao is convinced, however, that if he had been fully fit, then the call would not have been difficult to make at all. 'He thought he won the fight,' Arum revealed to Boxing Scene, 'With both shoulders, he felt he would have won easy.' Manny Pacquiao (right) believes that he did enough to claim a victory against Floyd Mayweather Jnr (left) Mayweather celebrates America's Independence Day on July 4 with a stars and stripes ensemble Mayweather was awarded a unanimous points decision at the MGM Grand Garden ArenaArum himself believes that the match should have been a draw. 'I watched the fight over and over again,' he said, 'Without being biased - in addition to the four rounds that (two) judges gave Pacquiao - I gave him the second.'Arum added, 'I don't see how you could take thesecondround away from him. And the last round as well,which would have made it a draw.'Mayweather scored 116-112 on two judges' cards and 118-110 on the other's to maintain his prestigious undefeated record at the MGM Grand Garden Arena - a record that stretches across five weight divisions and spanning nearly two decades as a professional.Mayweather initially offered Pacquiao a rematch but later rescinded the offer, claiming that Pacquiao was a 'sore loser' and saying that the injury was merely an excuse for the loss. The American produced a defensive masterclass to win the fight 116-112, 116-112, 118-110 on points Mayweatheradded the WBO welterweight title to the WBC and WBA titles he already owned with the win Mayweather believes that Pacquiao's shoulder injury has been used as an excuse for the defeat Share or comment on this article MOST WATCHED SPORT VIDEOS

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