Former Opponent Brands Floyd Mayweather as ‘GOAT’ but Claims He ‘Had No Power’

Published 06/23/2022, 11:15 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 06: Floyd Mayweather listens at a press conference ahead of his upcoming fight with Andre Berto at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on August 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The former five-weight division champ Floyd Mayweather is one of the biggest draws in sports history. The champ defeated the most number of world champions and remained undefeated throughout his career, which terrified the ring for over two decades. He earned almost everything that was there in the ring. Notably, he mastered the art of boxing in such a way that even those who lost to him still appreciate him.

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Recently, the former opponent of ‘The Pretty Boy’, DeMarcus Corley, labeled the champ as ‘GOAT’. Along with this, he also claimed that the 45-year-old was not a hard hitter.

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Talking to ES News, the former WBO junior welterweight champion answered who is GOAT in boxing. He said, “Mayweather, his defense and his art of fighting. He knows it, he not get hit. Even you unlike know how he win, motherf***”.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will meet WBA champion Marcos Maidana in a WBC/WBA unification fight in Las Vegas on May 3. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

However, he also added Mayweather ‘had no power’.

Moreover, the media personnel also asked ‘Chop Chop’ about the latter’s verbal trash with Mayweather in the ring during their fight.

Notably, Mayweather had said, “Stop crying and fight”, to Corley in a fight. Later, it became famous.

Highlights of the fight between DeMarcus Corley and Floyd Mayweather

The richest boxer, ‘Money’ Mayweather, was unstoppable when he met ‘Chop Chop’. He moved up in weight class to face the latter in a super-lightweight contest in May 2004 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

In the initial rounds, Mayweather stunned Corley with speed and accuracy. However, in the fourth round, Corley caught Mayweather with a vicious shot which stumbled Mayweather and sent him on the rope.

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Later, Mayweather gathered himself and took control of the ring with unanswered combinations.

It was in the eight-round, when Mayweather taunted Corley, “Stop crying and fight.”

Mayweather won this bout by decision.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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