Athletes Retiring

Mayweather Defeats Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather and Mann Pacquiao matched up on Saturday night for the so-called “Fight of the Century.” However if you poll the masses they will probably agree that the fight was anything but. If you paid the whopping $100 fee to stream the fight via Pay Per View, chances are you just wasted your money.

 

Hosted at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in 12 rounds. Unfortunately, the match was nothing but Mayweather defending and running around the ring, leaving Pacquiao to rush forward and only get a few shots off.

 

Viewers were left less than intrigued by the outcome of the fight. Mayweather was favored to win to the match from the get go. However at the end of the match, Pacquiao was certain that he defeated Mayweather. The judges ruled unanimously that Mayweather was the overall winner.

 

Mayweather remains the undefeated champion of the welterweight boxing world. The fight also leaves both men very rich. After nearly five years of negotiations, Mayweather and Pacquiao determined the logistics surrounding the fight. It has been detailed that both men will split $300 million. Contract negotiations have determined that Mayweather will take home 60% and Pacquaio will take the remaining 40%.

 

Google Plus user Brian Torchin believes that the fight generated as much as $80 million in bets throughout the world. If you wanted to attend the fight, tickets cost upwards of $40,000.

Troy Polamalu Retires

The Pittsburgh Steelers are known for their defensive greats. And now one of their greatest are calling it quits. According to several media sources, Safety Troy Polamalu is retiring from the Pittsburgh Steelers after 12 seasons.

Depending on who you are is what you love (or hate) about him. For many female fans, who proudly sported their pink 43 jerseys and don’t care as much about the ins and outs of the games, they will miss the long flowing hair and the soft spoken demeanor.

For men and women who are more hardcore fans they will miss him flying all over the field and seeing him appear when they least expected it. Many fans have respected him for his dedication on the field.

Bernardo Chua says who probably won’t miss him is opposing players who had to account for the multiple places he lined up on the field and had to hope he wouldn’t jump over the line when on the goal line.

While Polamalu had many great career highlights, time was definitely starting to catch up with him. He was not the dynamic player recently he was in his early days and injuries were catching up. Regardless, he will go down as one of the best of all time and will leave respected by those who cheered for him along with those who played with and against him.