Many who grew up in the 1970s and '80s know all about Mike–Tyson's Punch-Out, but it was a video game on Nintendo. The game featured a young upstart boxer "Little Mac" as he attempted to climb the ladder of fictitious 8-bit boxers (Soda Popinski, Mr. Sandman, King Hippo were some of the names that will ring familiar with gaming fans) in the hopes of finally reaching the coveted prize of facing off against "Iron Mike" himself.
If you ever did reach Tyson in the final fight, chances are you were decimated just like all of his other foes during the late-80s – Lord knows I was. Seriously, how much money can a person spend on broken controllers? (Wait, this was 1987... How much of your parents' money can a person spend on broken controllers?")
This generation's enigma is undefeated 48-0 Floyd Mayweather. If Tyson was known for his vicious power and killer instinct inside the ring, Mayweather carries a reputation for the opposite: he's fast, elusive and one of the greatest counterpunchers the sport of boxing has ever seen.
Saturday's megafight against Manny Pacquiao may have been the richest fight in boxing history, but for many fans, it was a frustrating endeavor. Mayweather worked a masterful performance in a fight that saw him use very little offense to secure a win over the Filipino. The fight was contested at distance with Mayweather's stiff jab serving as the highlight – and perhaps a hug or two.
It was a frustrating endeavor for the Pacman and his fans, alike. So what better way to immortalize this historic fight than by making fun of it by integrating it into one of the most frustrating video games of all time.
One thing is perfectly clear: No one would have had a chance if "Money" was the final boss...
(H/T to Noober Goober Gaming)