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    Outpouring of support, symphathy for Pacquiao on social media after defeat

    May 3, 2015

    JUST moments after Floyd Mayweather Jr. was declared winner in his much-awaited fight against Manny Pacquiao, netizens unleashe their online jabs, uppercuts and left hooks on social media sites.

    The dust  had hardly settled inside the MGM Grand when athletes and celebrities went to social media to air their take on the 12-round fight that was decided by unanimous decision and kept Mayweather's record unbeaten at 48-0.

    Many expressed their disappointment in how the fight went but there were also a lot of praises for the Filipino boxing icon who absorbed the sixth loss of his professional career.

    Here are some of the more memorable quotes of the day:

    "Disappointing result but what a fight - Thank you for making me your Bieber. (Manny Pacquiao) you are a champion."  --  Jimmy Kimmel 

    "Sorry boxing fans."   -- Oscar dela Hoya


    "No finer people than those of the Philippines. Kind, gentle, hard-working, generous... but when challenged, warriors. 


    -- Piers Morgan

    “Mayweather wins the title. Pacquiao wins the hearts.” --  9GAG

    “We waited 5 years for that…. #Underwhelmed #MayPac”  -- Mike Tyson

    “No worries Pacquiao you won me.”  -- Ellie Goulding

    “Mayweather has hugged Manny more times than my dad has hugged me my whole life.”  --  Donald Glover

    “Floyd Mayweather won the fight, but Manny Pacquiao won the crowd.” – Sports Illustrated

    “Big letdown in Vegas. Was that a boxing match or ‘Dancing with the Stars”  -- Jim Carrey

    “MANNY PACQUIAO Without a Doubt the single Bravest, and most EXCITING fighter to ever lace on gloves… No one comes close. SEEN them ALL!” – Sylvester Stallone 

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    "Tough fight but still admire and inspired by Manny Pacquiao for being all class, humble and a light for Christ" --  Jeremy Lin

    “I respect the science… Especially to use in MMA. That being said… the sport of boxing is shit. Your champ can run and win. Congratz Mayweather, boxing is dead.”  --  Brandon Vera



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    Floyd Sr urges son to retire while on top: 'Somebody is going to get you sooner or later'


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