Floyd Mayweather’s Amateur Record: He Wasn’t Undefeated

Published 05/15/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on as he takes on Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)


Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather enjoyed an exemplary boxing run for over two decades. Right from his debut till his retirement, Mayweather showed enough intent to stay at the top. By the time he signed off from the sport, Mayweather already had an enigmatic pro-boxing track record.

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But are you aware of his amateur boxing stint? How well did ‘Pretty Boy’ fare in his amateur boxing career?

Mayweather had a career full of trials in this amateur boxing run. But his intent to be the best prevailed until the very end. This helped the American boxer stay relevant to the game, long after he stopped boxing with headgear, and well into the next century.

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Floyd Mayweather made an amateur ring walk for the very first time in 1993. In his first fight, he faced a fellow novice in Salvador Casillas. Displaying his sharp defense and power, ‘TBE’ won this clash pretty easily via PTS.

Moving further, Mayweather continued with his winning streak for over a year. However, he lost two fights back to back in 1994 and 1995. But, showcasing a champion mentality, ‘Money’ revived his boxing run and won more frequently than he lost.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks down before taking on Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

In 1996, ‘Money’ fought a whopping 17 times and won most of those bouts. However, in his last amateur fight, Mayweather lost to Serafim Todorov. Also, this was the time when the young Mayweather decided to mold his career in the professional boxing world.

He moved ahead with the amateur boxing track record of 37 wins and 6 losses. Also, none of his wins arrived via T/KO. He won all of those fights with decisions.

Floyd Mayweather – the greatest of all time?

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Taking notes of his strengths and weaknesses from the amateurs, Mayweather made all the vital changes in his approach when he turned pro. His ability to dodge power punches, ring movement, and solid fight IQ made him a fan favorite in no time.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 04: Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his unanimous-decision victory over Robert Guerrero in their WBC welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Capitalizing on the same, ‘Pretty Boy’ kept piling on to the top with constant wins. In 2017, he retired with a prolific 50-0 record. With the career he enjoyed in the sport, Mayweather is unquestionably the greatest of all time.

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What is your favorite highlight of Floyd Mayweather’s vast boxing career?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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