5 Things We Learned from MayPac Fight Weekend
Let’s get ready to rumble meant a lot more to the earth in LA. After a disappointing end to one of the most anticipated boxing events of the century, LA experienced a jolting 3.9 earthquake. Whether the earth was mad about the fight or not, here are the five most important things we learned from the MayPac fight weekend.
1. Even celebrities get the hoarse Vegas voice. We love Vegas, but after a night of gambling, drinking, dancing, drinking, and high aces, your voice disappears and reemerges as though you’ve channeled Howling Wolf in your sleep. Tom Brady and most poignantly Jamie Foxx were the latest victims of the lost Vegas voice. It happens to all of us, even super bowl MVP quarterbacks.
2. Jay-Z and Beyonce are everywhere! Someone at the fight night party KingstontoLA attended said, “Jay-Z and B never go to fights.” Then, boom there they are. Omnipresent at its classiest. Either that or they made some deal with the people who did the 2Pac hologram at Coachella to project themselves at every important event. Wait, that’s genius. Something to think about Jay and Bey!
3. The Clipper game was awesome. Amazing. Wow. We live in LA, so, we rep LA. Great ending, Chris Paul, what a win! It just felt like one of those nights that come around once a year in sports. When you watch an amazing game, then turn it on to another game or sporting event, and it just puts the sports night into the stratosphere. Needless to say, that, didn’t, really, happen. But, go Clipps!
4. The dramatic entrances. Pac-Man with Jimmy Kimmel. Money May with Justin Bieber and a suit gleaming of animal skin and zippers. So fresh, funny, and just downright perfect for a fight with this much hype. We also learned Pac-Man reps Cafe Puro like a boss while Mayweather flosses his own TMT endorsement.
5. The fight. Perhaps the harshest lesson of all. We learned that nothing could have lived up to the hype. With so many people wanting the fight of our lifetimes to manifest, it’s just tough for any event to have that kind of weight around it’s neck. Yet, honestly, it could have been a wee bit more entertaining. While sifting through the rubble of tweets and Facebook and Instagram posts, the consensus seems to be that this fight disappointed many. However, if we look at it from a boxing aficionado perspective, the fight ended up as many predicted. Mayweather using his speed and his overwhelming knowledge of boxing, to outwit Pac-Man. True, Pacqiaou was not the same man he would have been in say 2009 or 2010, but he still could not answer to the blows of Mayweather. True, Manny could have cut off the ring and made this a bout, but he didn’t. Unfortunately.
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