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Moneyman banks 48th win

MayweatherManny Pacquiao lost the pre-fight stare down and lost the fight in the ring as well. Floyd Mayweather connected on a higher percentage of punches; and the boxers won their auditions for Dancing with the Stars with a 12-round dance off. Pacquiao thought he’d won the fight. “He didn’t do nothing,” he said of the undefeated champ. Well, apparently all three judges disagreed, 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112. Former baseball player Paul Blair, a pretty quick cat himself with the Orioles, weighed in after the fight, “The Clippers game was better than this fight.” Indeed it was. Chris Paul knocked out the World Champ San Antonio Spurs on a buzzer beater, 111-109, in a Game 7 opening round event, with the Clippers now headed for Houston. But there would be no buzzer beater in Las Vegas. As far as memorabilia from the fight is concerned, an HBO poster signed by Mayweather, Shane Mosley, Marco Antonio Barrera and Roy Jones was offered online for $300; and a Mayweather-signed glove was available for $320. For the moment, the prices will presumably hold. Let the debate begin as to whether this fight will revive professional pugilism as a legitimate sport. So, now that the fight is over, what now? Autograph shows? Pro basketball for Pacman? Chillin’ by Pacman at P Diddy’s old Los Angeles digs, which he just bought for $12.5 million. A rematch? Who knows? But the Moneyman didn’t get his nickname for nothin’, so let’s get ready to rumble.

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