Skip Bayless is all about the hot take and ruffling feathers, but sometimes it’s apparent that his heart does the thinking and not his brain.
The ESPN talking head went on a little rant on Saturday night after the Floyd Mayweather victory over Manny Pacquiao. Before the snoozer of a fight, Bayless kept asking people not to be biased and be fair, yet he was guilty of exactly that. While Mayweather is not exactly the most likable guy in the universe— in fact he kind of sucks as a human— but he is one hell of a boxer. Money has made a career of being a defensive genius and not allowing the other guys to get a good shot at him.
Skip said that while Mayweather is the “best defensive fighter ever,” he “got away with a whole lot of fancy running.”
But the cold hard numbers say a different story.
Money outlanded Pacquiao in every punching stat (total punches, jabs and power punches) by a healthy margin. So while Skip believed that Pacquiao won the fight, the truth is that Pacman fell short against the champ. Money fought exactly how he had planned it and it worked to perfection. 48-0 is no coincidence.
One thing is undeniable: #MayPac got everyone talking. Check out what celebrities has to say about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao below.
Celebrities Sit Ringside For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Night
1. Beyonce and Jay ZSource:Getty 1 of 31
2. Nicki MinajSource:Getty 2 of 31
3. Lil Wayne and Christina MilianSource:Getty 3 of 31
4. Charles BarkleySource:Getty 4 of 31
5. Cassie Ventura and Sean 'Diddy' CombsSource:Getty 5 of 31
6. Claire Danes, Bridgid Coulter and Don CheadleSource:Getty 6 of 31
7. Michael Eric DysonSource:Getty 7 of 31
8. Charlotte MckinneySource:Getty 8 of 31
9. Liev SchreiberSource:Getty 9 of 31
10. Michael KeatonSource:Getty 10 of 31
11. Antoine Fuqua and Jake GyllenhaalSource:Getty 11 of 31
12. Denzel Washington Director Antoine FuquaSource:Getty 12 of 31
13. Boxer Shane Mosley and Bella GonzalezSource:Getty 13 of 31
14. Bryant JenningsSource:Getty 14 of 31
15. Boxer Felix VerdejoSource:Getty 15 of 31
16. Michael J. FoxSource:Getty 16 of 31
17. Comedian Niecy Nash and Jay TuckerSource:Getty 17 of 31
18. Don Cheadle and Bow WowSource:Getty 18 of 31
19. Reggie MillerSource:Getty 19 of 31
20. William Bumpus Jr. and TV personality Gayle KingSource:Getty 20 of 31
21. Mike TysonSource:Getty 21 of 31
22. Drew BarrymoreSource:Getty 22 of 31
23. Michael StrahanSource:Getty 23 of 31
24. Clint EastwoodSource:Getty 24 of 31
25. Donald and Melania TrumpSource:Getty 25 of 31
26. Sheryl UnderwoodSource:Getty 26 of 31
27. Don Cheadle and Sugar Ray LeonardSource:Getty 27 of 31
28. Ben AffleckSource:Getty 28 of 31
29. Actor Glynn Turman and Jo-Ann AllenSource:Getty 29 of 31
30. Actress Diane Kruger and actor Joshua JacksonSource:Getty 30 of 31
31. Stephen Moyer and Anna PaquinSource:Getty 31 of 31
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