Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao with Soapy Smith Duck

These two phenomenal fighters accidently met at a Miami Heat basketball game.   Both were sitting courtside in Miami.   They met after the game and committed to having this fight.

Pacquiao favored by many.  Mayweather favored by Las Vegas

Pacquiao favored by many.   Mayweather favored by Las Vegas

The fight was delayed because so many people ordered pay per view television coverage; the networks were overloaded.   But the fight did begin!   Manny Pacquiao entered the ring first

Here is Manny

Here is Manny

and then stopped to take a selfie.   Floyd Mayweather then entered the ring.   Manny Pacquiao was born December 17, 1978 in the Philippines and still lives there.   In May 2010, at age 32, he was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives.   He has been involved in basketball, acting and is a retired singer.   Pacquiao is the current WBO welterweight champion.     Floyd Mayweather, Jr was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan into a family of boxers.   He is currently undefeated.   He is also the current WBC, WBA and Ring welterweight champion.   This fight has been called the fight of the century.   Soapy is watching the fight at home with his mom and dad.   They ordered pay per view and they will have a good time watching the fight and yelling at the television.  The television announcer are discussing the fight.

He enjoys his job

He enjoys his job

Let’s turn our attention back to the boxing ring.

The lights accentuate the boxing ring

The lights accentuate the boxing ring

It is time for the fight to begin!

Ready to begin!

Ready to begin!

This is exciting for Soapy.   He sometimes watches fights with his humans, but this is THE FIGHT.

Round One.   The spectators and officials decided this round is Mayweather's.

Round One. The spectators and officials decided this round is Mayweather’s.

After twelve full rounds, the judges have made their decision.

Floyd Mayweather is the winner and champion!

Floyd Mayweather is the winner and champion!

Floyd Mayweather is the winner in this unanimous decision.   Congratulations Floyd!

One of the first people in the ring after the fight was Fred Sternburg.   Fred is Manny’s promoter and Fred lives in Englewood, Colorado.   Englewood is a southwestern suburb of Denver.   Fred has been to the Philippines numerous times and has gone on world tours with Manny Pacquiao.   Fred was responsible for Manny being on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week.   That was Manny’s 9th appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live since 2009.   Fred wants to broaden Manny’s appeal to an audience that doesn’t necessarily watch boxing.

Floyd Mayweather won the boxing match with the unanimous decision from the judges.   Mayweather had planned to retire soon and Saturday after the win, he said his last fight is in September.  Soapy and the humans hope he can retire undefeated.   Soapy Smith Duck likes to watch a good boxing match.   These two fighters were talented boxers, not street fighters.   Soapy congratulates Floyd on a great fight!

Chinese New Years in Las Vegas with Eider Duck

My Alaska cousin, Eider Duck was in Las Vegas, Nevada for Chinese New Years.  These pictures from Eider and dad show some of the displays in a few resorts.   The Venetian is a huge resort.  Just look at this, even before entering the building.

Outside the Venetian.  I see a gondola there.

Outside the Venetian. I see a gondola there.

This is the year of the horse, so lots of horses in Las Vegas displays this month.  I can’t pick a favorite—I like them all. These are in the Palazzo,

Horse with coins inside the Palazzo

Horse with coins and Eider inside the Palazzo

which is connected to the Venetian.   Did you know that upon the completion and grand opening of the Palazzo on January 17, 2008, the Palazzo became the largest building in the United States?  The Palazzo displaced the Pentagon as the largest building in the United States in terms of floor space.  According to Wikipedia, the Palazzo has 6,948,980 square feet of floor space.  WOW!!

Inside Palazzo

Inside Palazzo

Now Eider and the humans have entered the Wynn Resort.

Inside Wynn Resort

Inside Wynn Resort

More magnificent Year of the Horse displays.

Inside Wynn Resort

Inside Wynn Resort

These photos from inside the Bellagio are great Eider.

Inside the Bellagio

Inside the Bellagio

Bellagio display for Year of the Horse

Bellagio display for Year of the Horse

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year

The Bellagio has a wonderful outside water show.

Dancing fountains at the Bellagio with Eider Duck

Dancing fountains at the Bellagio with Eider Duck

Between the Mirage and Treasure Island, Eider seems to be in trouble.  These statues honor Siegfried and Roy and their tigers.   Eider, get out of the tiger’s mouth!!

Eider get out of there!!!

Eider get out of there!!!

Looks like Eider is having a great time in Las Vegas.

Eider Duck…You lucky scoundrel.

Eider Duck…You lucky scoundrel.

More pictures from Eider to come.

Eider Duck Goes to Las Vegas

My Alaska cousin, Eider Duck sent us pictures from his trip to Las Vegas.  Here is Eider near Plant Hollywood looking toward the Bellagio.

Eider with Bellagio

Eider with Bellagio

Look as those palm trees.

Eider is by the flowers near the Arc de Triomphe.

Eider by flowers and Arc de Triomphe at Paris Resort

Eider by flowers and Arc de Triomphe at Paris Resort

This monument is 2/3 the size of the original Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.  The names and dates of Napoleon’s victories are inscribed on this monument.

Now Eider is at the Flamingo.  He is visiting the Wildlife Habitat there.

Eider at Flamingo's Wildlife Habitat

Eider at Flamingo’s Wildlife Habitat

How appropriate—there are many flamingos at the Flamingo Resort.   Eider is with the fish.

Big fish swimming in here

Big fish swimming in here

What a great place.

So beautiful and peaceful.

So beautiful and peaceful.

Eider, what are you doing with the parrots??

Eider and parrot friends

Eider and parrot friends

Eider and his humans are entering the Mirage Resort.

Entering Mirage

Entering Mirage

Looks like Eider found a giant duck relative.

One of our larger relatives

One of our larger relatives

Tomorrow we will look at more pictures from Las Vegas.  Thanks Eider.