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SNL’s Version of Mayweather-Pacquiao Is About As Tame As the Actual Fight

In a winking acknowledgment of likely low viewership due to Mayweather-Pacquiao, SNL opened its latest episode by airing a “pirate feed” of the bout. Funnily enough, the sketch aired before the actual fight, and Jay Pharoah and Aidy Bryant’s goofy ring dance comically foreshadowed the waltzing defense that Mayweather used to claim victory a couple of hours later.

Kenan Thompson does typically solid work as the ring announcer, and there’s an excellent-as-ever appearance by Kate McKinnon’s Justin Bieber that elevates the entire bit.