Leonard Ellerbe Reveals One of the Easiest Fights of Floyd Mayweather’s Career

Published 08/25/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right to the head of 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)


Two of the greatest fighters in the modern era went toe to toe against each other on Sept 14, 2013. A young and undefeated boxer from Mexico squared up against one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather. The veteran taught the young Mexican prince what a damn near-perfect performance looked like.

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Floyd Mayweather is one of the most technically sound boxers the sport has ever seen. Both fighters looked invincible coming into the fight, so people wanted to know who would come out on top. On September 14, 2013, Floyd’s class out showed in the boxing ring as he systematically dismantled a budding Mexican star.

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Leonard Ellerbe, a long-time friend, and financial manager for Floyd Mayweather called the fight one of Mayweather’s easiest fights. He took to Twitter to acknowledge one of the greatest boxing performances ever.

Floyd Mayweather perfectly executed everything a boxer needs to do while fighting. Floyd kept Canelo off-balance, was defensively perfect, and countered well. The fight broke all PPV records. So let’s take a look at what happened when the two met in the ring.

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Both the fighters are defensive geniuses that work effectively on counters and effortlessly make their opponents miss punches. On fight night, however, Mayweather came out as the aggressor.

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‘Money’ Mayweather pulled out all his party tricks, countering Canelo With his vintage pull shots and right hooks. As the fight wore on, the Mexican got worn out and hardly put up a fight.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right to 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 Al Bello/Getty Images)

Towards the end of the fight, Mayweather slowed the pace down and controlled the fight knowing very well that he put on a masterclass. In the end, Mayweather won the fight via majority decision.

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However, this fight is the only blemish in Canelo Alvarez’s near-perfect record. Alvarez has evolved as a fighter boasting a record of 55 wins, 1 loss, and 2 no contests. He is yet to face defeat since fighting Floyd in 2014, but then again, he hasn’t fought anyone of Floyd Mayweather’s calibre again.

Do you think Floyd will come out of retirement yet again for a rematch?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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