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13th Sep 2015

This is how bored the internet was during Floyd Mayweather’s historic 49th straight victory

Fans were not happy...

Gareth Makim

Floyd Mayweather Jr says his career is over, but if this was his final fight it fell far short of the memorable exit he might have hoped for.

‘Money’ coasted to a convincing points victory over Andre Berto, defending his WBA and WBC welterweight titles and moving his record to 49-0, matching the unbeaten streak of former heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano.

And, just like Marciano, Mayweather followed through on his plan to announce his retirement from the sport following 12 one-sided rounds in Las Vegas.

But despite the historic nature of the fight, there seemed to be little buzz surrounding it, with the MGM Grand failing to sell out and those who did pay up to watch on TV less than impressed with another flawless, if unexciting Mayweather display. A display which earned him a reported $32m.

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya led the chorus, kicking things off before the fight even began…

… then chipping in later with his verdict.

This is what Manny Pacquiao posted during Mayweather’s final bout…

And MMA fighters were also less than thrilled by another defensive Mayweather masterclass.

But among the chorus of negative tweets, there were still plenty of people paying homage to Mayweather’s incredible career: