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Watch Mayweather vs. Pacquiao as a Punch-Out!! game

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On Saturday, the entirety of sports-watching humanity suffered through a colossal disappointment as Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao in what was billed as the ”fight of the century.” Instead, for $100 a pop, both boxing fans and drinking fans suffered through 12 rounds of running, defense, hugging, and, ultimately, seeing a villain win a fighting match without much actual fighting.

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YouTube video channel Noober Goober has now revealed a Punch-Out!! recreation of the event, using all the 8-bit nostalgia we’ve loved since childhood and applying it to the fight. The video pokes fun at Mayweather’s control of every aspect of the fight, from the gloves worn to the location, his avoidance of punching, and how he put his earnings over what is good for the sport of boxing. It’s every bit as frustrating as the real thing.

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