It seems there was a big fight Saturday night. While I didn't watch the match, I've been able to learn an awful lot about it via the awesome meme-fest that has resulted since Mayweather's unanimous decision over Pacquiao.
Before the fight even started, we were clued in to a disturbance in the zeitgeist by the open on "Saturday Night Live," which poked fun at the inflated level of hype for the match, sucking up media attention like Magneto at a ball-bearing trade show.
Despite winning by a unanimous decision, Mayweather's victory has been met by criticism that he employed a dirty strategy of running and holding that made for a pretty boring match to watch. In fact, rather than shelling out big bucks for the pay-per-view live broadcast, you might have done just as well saving your money and checking out this 8-bit "Punch-Out" recap of the fight that's gone viral.
Or if you prefer an even more old-timey take, there's this:
YouTuber Robert Gomez offers this even more pointed animated critique of Mayweather's tactics:
While others thought Mayweather may have taken some pointers on his moves from pop star Ariana Grande:
In the end, though, we found one person on Twitter who finally put the fight into a perspective we could relate to:
Mayweather Pacquiao fight was the Phantom Menace of boxing. Years waiting in anticipation for TOTAL disappointment. #MayThe4thBeWithYou— Tom Rusling (@TomRusling) May 4, 2015