Six Fights That Have Defined Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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  • Mayweather-Todorov
  • Mayweather-Hernandez
  • Mayweather-Corrales
  • Mayweather-Gatti
  • Mayweather-De La Hoya
  • Mayweather-Cotto


Mayweather had only had 17 pro fights when he went up against Genaro Hernandez for a piece of the 130-pound title, and some in boxing thought he was rushing things against the once-beaten champion. But Mayweather was fast and he was slick and Hernandez took a lot of punishment before his corner mercifully stopped the fight after eight rounds. Mayweather, who was paid $137,000 for the Oct. 3, 1998 bout, would reach into his own pocket and pay for funeral expenses for Hernandez when he died of cancer in 2011 at age 45.

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