Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquaio went down on Saturday night and most viewers were bored senseless by the bout.
Leave it to ‘Saturday Night Live’ then to deliver a far more entertaining take on the ‘Fight of the Century’.
In the cold open of the U.S comedy show, the cast attempted to discourage viewers from changing the channel to watch the fight (which was airing at the same time) with their own version.
The sketch described Saturday’s entertainment as “the whitest day in professional sports” and later added the disclaimer:
Floyd Mayweather may appear to be slightly taller, while Manny Pacquaio may appear to be a white woman with a fake goatee and a t-shirt.Advertisement
The show also took the opportunity to take a few more shots at Justin Bieber (because why the hell not?) and, yes, that is Kenan Thompson of ‘Kenan and Kel’ fame playing the referee!
The sketch is pretty hilarious and, I think it’s safe to say, it offered more entertainment in four minutes than the actual fight did in almost an hour.