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Summary

  1. Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao on points
  2. American gets unanimous decision in Las Vegas
  3. Mayweather remains unbeaten with 48 wins

Live Reporting

By Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

We here at BBC Sport hope we at least kept you entertained and thank you for sending us your tweets and messages. You kept a late night humorous as you always seem to do.

To the victor, the spoils...

Floyd Mayweather
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How will he be remembered when retirement soon comes? The man who headlined an over-hyped disappointment? The greatest of all time? You guys decide, but for now, get some sleep.

Goodnight.

What next?

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

What now for Mayweather? What now for Pacquiao? What now for boxing?

All three will have questions to answer. Retirement queries for the fighters, an inevitable entertainment-value probe for the sport's governing bodies.

Floyd Mayweather Jr celebrates
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Manny Pacquiao
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Undefeated, unbeatable...

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya

It is perhaps fitting that a fight which will divide opinion on it's entertainment value is taken, convincingly, by a man who has spent 19 years dividing opinion with each of his 48 fights.

But even the strongest of views can surely not deny the brilliance of the complex character inside the ropes.

Floyd Mayweather's footwork was at home on the sport's grandest stage, his awareness superb, and his educated strikes were timed to perfection. He was, quite simply, too good.

The work of a master...

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Floyd Mayweather
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Reaction from the greats

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Barry McGuigan was not thrilled with what boxing's big night offered up...

Barry McGuigan
Barry McGuigan

And Lennox Lewis is all about admiration for Mayweather - now the WBO, WBC and WBA welterweight champion...

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Lennox Lewis

Accuracy wins the day

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Floyd Mayweather
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That's around 34% of punches landed by the winner, Pacquiao only hit the target with 19%.

Money Man relied on the jab, chucking 267 Pacquiao's way, landing a quarter of them.

The punch stats

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Floyd Mayweather
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Greatness in action...

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Mike Costello

BBC Radio 5 live boxing commentator in Las Vegas

"Floyd Maywather is a genius. People will realise. Those here should hold onto their ticket stubs because they can say they saw one of sport's all-time greats."

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao
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Timing is everything

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Asked for the reason Floyd Mayweather is unbeatable, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson tells Sky Sports: "It's him. It's who he is. It's just his time at the moment."

Mike Tyson
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Not what it should have been?

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Former world champion Oscar De La Hoya clearly wasn't impressed with what he saw...

Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya

The heartbreak kid

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Lightweight boxer Anthony Crolla on BBC Radio 5 live: "Once they get in there and realise how hard it is to hit Floyd Mayweather, it just breaks their heart."

Floyd Mayweather lands a flush right hand on Manny Pacquiao
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Jon Salinger: Can they please change the rules of boxing where you actually have to punch to win a fight?

Declan W: Frustrating fight. Mayweather seems to have found the flaw in the Matrix that allows him to win no matter what!

Henry Withrington: I had it 117-111. Safe to say there is no need for a rematch.

A Mayweather beating

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Steve Bunce

Boxing expert on BBC Radio 5 live in Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao after his points loss to Floyd Mayweather
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"I will put it to you that Manny Pacquiao has not lost rounds like he lost some of those rounds since he turned pro."

Floyd wears you out

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Mike Costello

BBC Radio 5 live boxing commentator in Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao between rounds
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"What happens in Manny's corner is his childhood friend, who he used to sleep in cardboard boxes with, translates Freddie Roach's views, so it loses urgency.

"You have to accept if you share the ring with Floyd Mayweather, four out of every five punches are going to miss. It hurts."

Pacquiao reaction

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Manny Pacquiao
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Manny Pacquiao tells fans at the MGM Grand he thinks he won the fight: "It's a good fight, I thought I won. He didn't do nothing, just moved outside.

"I got him many times. I think I won the fight. He is moving around and it's not easy to throw a lot of punches if your opponent moves around. I can handle his power, it's not strong like other opponents. It's not about size. I've been fighting bigger than him and it's not a problem."

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Manny Pacquiao
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It's safe to say faces are glum in the corner of Team Pacquiao. The walk back to the changing room will be lonely, the dressing room quiet but the frustration will be deafening in the mind of Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Steve Bunce

Boxing expert on BBC Radio 5 live in Las Vegas

"Manny lost the fight, and he lost his way. He seemed to run out of ideas."

Mayweather reaction

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Floyd Mayweather speaks from inside the ring: "I want to thank God for this victory. I want to thank all the fans that came and those around the world. He's a hell of a fighter. Now I see why he is one of the guys at the pinnacle of the sport of boxing.

"I knew he was going to push me. He had moments in the fight but I kept him on the outside, I was a smart fighter I out-boxed him. We did what we had to do tonight, I'm truly blessed.

Floyd Mayweather consoles Manny Pacquiao
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"I calculate the fighter. He's a tough competitor. My dad wanted me to do more but I had to take my time and watch Manny very close.

"When the history books are written, it was worth the wait. My last fight is in September and then it's time for me to hang it up."

Mayweather wins

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Floyd Mayweather is declared the winner
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Floyd Mayweather has fought 48 times and won 48 times.

The reasons for his undefeated record were underlined, written in bold and tattooed onto the inside of our eyelids tonight. Hard to hit, fast, strategically on point. Love him or loathe him, Floyd Mayweather is a boxing artist and we are about to hear from him...

FLOYD MAYWEATHER WINS

Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather celebrates
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"And still undefffeeeattteed," cries the announcer.

Floyd Mayweather wins on a unanimous points decision. It's scored 118-110, 116-112, 116-112.

Mayweather v Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather jumps up onto the ropes
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Three judges will call boxing's biggest night. Mayweather is up on the ropes again. Pantomime.

Manny Pacquiao's face is now one of defeat. Here we go, judges verdict coming.

Mayweather v Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at the end of the twelfth round
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Manny Pacquiao raised his hands to the air on the bell. That has to be hope rather than belief.

There is an energy in the Mayweather corner, father and son embrace. Pacquiao's corner is far more subdued.

We await the decision. Up on the ropes Mayweather gets to celebrate, boos are fired his way.

"They can't beat me", he says as he steps down.

We await the decision.

Mike Costello

BBC Radio 5 live boxing commentator in Las Vegas

"Mayweather was the favourite and boxed like a favourite."

Round 12

Mayweather v Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather knows how to impress the judges and his low hands are those of a showman. As Pacquiao comes in, Mayweather counters with a right. The pair clinch, Pacquiao has barely been able to engage in a clinch all night.

Floyd Mayweather lands a right hook on Manny Pacquiao
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A minute left, Mayweather is showing off, dancing left, right, back left, he's like a slalom skier. Mayweather lifts his fist to the air as we get close to the bell, no punches of note landing. There's the bell. Boxing's greatest show is over.

Round 12

Mayweather v Pacquiao

This is it. The final three minutes. What have you got Manny? It has to be big.

Mike Costello

BBC Radio 5 live boxing commentator in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao
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"If this is Mayweather in decline, then I'd like to see him at this best. This is turning into a brilliant display by him. I've got it 7-4 to Mayweather."

Round 11

Mayweather v Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao
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Round 11 opens with an immediate straight right from Mayweather to the face of Pacquiao, a shot of encouragement and the American wants to follow that one up with a hook but it's ducked.

The confidence is oozing. He knows he is closing in on greatness. Gets in close, upper-cut lands. You could hear that one. This is now becoming a bit of a schooling. Jab from Mayweather, walks forward, jab again. There is only one man - a defensive genius - landing.

He briefly gets cornered and the blurry hands of Pacquiao release but there's no one home. It's stick or twist time for Manny. He is going to have to start diving in. The bounce in Mayweather's jump is getting higher, the guy is at ease here.

Steve Bunce

Boxing expert on BBC Radio 5 live in Las Vegas

"Manny knows. He's not stupid, he's disappointed. Manny needs a knockout, and that would be a fluke shot."

Round 10

Mayweather v Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao
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Now is the time Manny. You have nine minutes to fix up a fight you're losing, a fight you will always be remembered for.

The Filipino walks his man into a corner. A flurry follows but again it's ducked and eluded. He must be feeling the frustration. Pacquiao dives in, two-shot combo, the second with the left caught his man. Better stuff but again he is sent packing with nothing much to show for it.

Mayweather is the gatekeeper to his own brilliant defence and he ain't giving no key up easily here. Pacquiao just cannot get into that pocket of space to land anything powerful. The effort is there, the energy not what it once was and he goes back to his corner smiling. That has to be a smile of frustration.

Mike Costello

BBC Radio 5 live boxing commentator in Las Vegas

"We have Mayweather leading 6-3. It's quiet now as the crowd favourite Pacquiao tries to gain momentum."

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao
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Steve Bunce

Boxing expert on BBC Radio 5 live in Las Vegas

"I'm giving that round to Manny Pacquiao. I found that round extremely odd. I'm wondering whether Mayweather was trying to tee him up for a stoppage and that might be because he's getting tired."

Mayweather v Pacquiao

"Be careful with the elbows", referee Kenny Bayless tells the Mayweather corner.

Round nine

Mayweather v Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao
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Mayweather's feet are floaty as he skips, ducks and does what he needs to do, felt that one though, a straight left from Pacquiao caught him in the kisser. No lasting damage.

Pacquiao gets his man backed up to the ropes but as he draws his right he gets one in the middle of his face for merely thinking about landing a punch. He cannot get inside. Will he need to get reckless? Another slick counter from Mayweather, it's a left hand. No doubt again, Mayweather's round. Dominant, classy, unbeatable?

Mayweather v Pacquiao

"Back him up," yells Floyd Mayweather Snr as his son leaves the corner for round nine.

Mike Costello

BBC Radio 5 live boxing commentator in Las Vegas

"Floyd Mayweather walked nonchalently backed to his corner there."

Round eight

Mayweather v Pacquiao

A swinging right from Pacquiao is wild and gets nothing but he lands a juicy one in the centre of the ring. Mayweather curls up like a ball to take it and absorb any follow up - none arrives.

"Manny, Manny," chant the crowd. They want a bit more from their man. My word this is tense. Mayweather leans back out of range and counters with a straight right. A very good shot. He is just doing enough time after time. Left hook from Mayweather is slappy. An almost arrogant shot, he slapped around the defence of Pacquiao.

Floyd Mayweather Jr v Manny Pacquiao
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That's given him some confidence, his hands are low. Two steps forward from Pacquiao, two steps back from Mayweather. He assumed control of that round halfway through and didn't relinquish.

Mike Costello

BBC Radio 5 live boxing commentator in Las Vegas

"On our cards, Mayweather won the last three rounds and is leading 5-2."

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Some Body: Hope this is over quick because I need to get to bed!

Matthew R Wallis: Pacquiao is a man on a mission! He got that round! But will he get dropped to the canvas in the next couple of rounds?

John Lee: A better round by the Pacman .

Steve Bunce

Boxing expert on BBC Radio 5 live in Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao getsround Floyd Mayweather's defence
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"I thought that was quite a big Floyd Mayweather round. It was one minute, 41 seconds in before Pacquiao got his act together in that round."

Round seven

Mayweather v Pacquiao

We are past halfway in arguably the biggest fight the sport has seen. The heavy blows are yet to land and round seven is no different. Mayweather has set up camp behind his jab. That left hand rises from his body from nowhere but BANG, a two-punch combination from Pacquiao looks busy and glances his man. It didn't fully connect. That's as good as it gets for him in seven.

Nothing in the round. Good luck calling that one.