So, the 'fight of the century', or so it was billed, has been and gone.
And rather than passing with a loud bang, it turned out to be a damp squib.
Those with no real interest in boxing beforehand had become enthralled with the build-up, paid their pay-per-view subscription and had their say on who they though would prevail out of Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather turned up and did what Mayweather has done throughout his stellar career – he won.
Those who were tuning in expecting to see the two trading explosive blows and body shots for every second of the 12 rounds maybe should have researched boxing’s public enemy no.1 more closely.
Mayweather took the fight, unanimously, on points but was roundly booed by fans who packed in to Las Vegas’s MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night.
After despatching Filipino Pacquiao, Mayweather became the focus of criticism on social media for his tactics during the fight, using his defensive prowess to wear down the public’s overwhelming favourite.
But what he put on was a masterclass in boxing. It was the same style that has helped him claim world titles at five weights and boast an professional record of 48 wins and zero losses.
What were people expecting of him? The fairweather boxing fans were expecting fireworks for their pay-per-view fee. For me, they got more than their money’s worth, they got to see what it takes to be a champion of the calibre of Mayweather.
Chelsea have been labelled boring en route to winning the Premier League title in the same way that Mayweather was in winning the WBO welterweight title on Saturday night. Jose Mourinho’s men have done what was required to win. They are the best team in the country, without doubt.
The fact is that people will always root for the underdog and the Mayweather and Pacquiao showdown was proof of that.
The build-up was all based on what misdemeanours had occurred in Mayweather’s past, and there are a few. But there wasn’t much digging done on Pacquiao, he was courted as being the people’s champion, the man they wanted to dethrone modern boxing’s most recognisable face.
Mayweather should have been lauded for Saturday, not lampooned.