Holyfield: I thought Pacquiao won

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Posted at May 03 2015 06:00 PM | Updated as of May 04 2015 08:48 AM

Contrary to what the scorecards show, former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield thinks Manny Pacquiao is the rightful winner of the super fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Holyfield said it was Pacquiao who brought the action to Mayweather, whom he accused of running for most part of the bout.

“I thought Pacquiao was doing well. I don't know how people scored the fight, I thought he was doing well,” said “The Real Deal” in an interview with ESPN.

From Holyfield’s perspective, the judges should have scored the bout in favor of the aggressor. And in the case of the “Fight of the Century” he thinks the aggressor is Pacquiao.  

“The fact of the matter, you're the more aggressive one, you hit him with the shots... Pacquiao seem to hit him (Mayweather) more times than he hit Pacquiao,” said the four-time heavyweight king.

“Nobody got hurt really bad. None of the fighters got hurt so bad and one guy score the most punches then how do you score the card?”

He added that it takes two fighters to fight.

“You got one guy trying to catch the other guy, pretty much,” Holyfield said, referring to Pacquiao. “You have one guy moving [around].”

Mayweather outscored Pacquiao in the super fight, 118-110, 116-112, and 116-112, to unify the WBA (Super), WBC, WBO and The RING Magazine welterweight titles.

But the Filipino superstar didn’t seem convinced that he lost.

"It's a good fight. I thought I won the fight," said Pacquiao in an interview with HBO’s Max Kellerman. "He didn't do nothing. He was always moving outside."