De La Hoya and Pacquiao unimpressed by Mayweather victory

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Floyd Mayweather Jr easily defeated Andre Berto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night to move to 49-0 for his boxing career yet rivals Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao remained distinctly unimpressed by the contest.

Even as Mayweather equalled Rocky Marciano's long-standing record with a comfortable points decision, De La Hoya took to Twitter to dismiss his long time adversaries' victory as the end of the "worst boxing era".

De La Hoya, who Mayweather defeated in his 38th bout to win back his WBC light-middleweight title, has long been a critic of both Money's defensive style of boxing and his choice of opponents.

The 'Golden Boy', who owns his own boxing promotions company, also said that he was glad he had opted to watch Disney films with his children and that he was looking forward to the future of the sport resting in the hands of the like of Miguel Cotto and Gennady Golovkin.

Manny Pacquiao also utilised social media to express his distaste with the fight. The Filipino legend posted a video of himself playing with a piano app on Instagram during the action and captioned it: "What I do when I'm bored. Hehe."

What I do when I'm bored. Hehe

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Mayweather made a reported £22 million from his fight against Berto and subsequently stated his desire to retire.

"My career is over that's official," he said. "You've got to know when to hang them up. I'm close to 40 now. There's nothing left to prove in the sport of boxing. Now I just want to spend time with my family.

"I am leaving the sport with all my faculties, I'm still sharp and smart. I've accomplished everything in this sport, there's nothing else to accomplish."

However, with MGM set to open a new arena in April and a possible rematch against Pacquiao or the winner of Miguel Cotto- Canelo Alvarez on the cards, Mayweather could well be tempted in to one final payday.