When it comes to boxing, they are quite a few names taunted around as being as some of the greats such as Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. However, a new name has emerged as a legend and has revolutionalised the sport in the 21st century. This boxer is none other than Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather, much like McGregor, enjoys an a professional career that is equally flawless and impressive as it is entertaining and captivating.
Until his retirement, Mayweather had an outstanding professional performance of 49-0 wins. In his entire career, he managed to stay undefeated. This is quite an extraordinary fact, considering the strength, agility and performance of some of the fighters he went up against. As many may have witnessed, Mayweather fought against Roberto Apodoca, Reggie Sanders, Jerry Cooper, Edgar Ayaa, Kino Rodriguez, Robert Giepert, Tony Duran, Jesus Chavez, Luis Leija, Felipe Garcia, Angelo Nunez, Miguel Melo, Tony Pep, Emmanuel Barton, Arturo Gatti, Oscar De la Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Shane Mosley.
Further to this, during an undefeated career, his success ranks as 10 wins by knockouts in world title fights. He also had a total of 23 wins including 9 knockouts in lineal title fights and 24 wins with 7 knockouts when he went up against current and former world title holders. Mayweather further impressed us with 12 wins and 3 knockouts against lineal title holders, as well as 2 wins and an epic knockout when he went head to head with opponents in the revered International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Mayweather is arguably the best fighter of this generation as noted by many fans and professionals within the boxing market. It’s easy to see why many back up this contender as, in addition to his undefeated professional status, he was also a five division world champion. On the grand stage, Mayweather won fifteen world titles and holds the lineal championship from four different weight categories, including two witin the welterweight category. In his early days, Mayweather scooped the bronze medal in the featherweight category, 3 US Golden Gloves in the light flyweight division as well as the US National championship in the featherweight championship.
In addition to the above, this champion boxer has received numerous recognitions. ESPN dubbed Mayweather as the best pound for pound fighter in the world for the past 25 years. Ring Magazine named him the fighter of the year on two occasions, both in 1998 and again in 2007. ESPY voted him the best fighter with a seven times record, while the Boxing Writers Association of America voted him the best fighter in 2007, 2013 and 2015.