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“Showed Everyone He Was Taking Over”: Fans Left Nostalgic As Floyd Mayweather’s Career Defining Moment Resurfaces on the Internet

Published 03/20/2023, 12:20 PM EDT

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Floyd Mayweather, the former five-weight division champ had a phenomenal boxing career. Probably, one of the best in boxing history. He achieved everything that is there in the ring whether you talk about fame or money. Following the Olympic quest that forced him to be content with the bronze medal, ‘The Pretty Boy’ became more hungry to prove that he is a one of a kind great. He turned pro and went on to secure an amazing 50-0 record. In his journey to the top, Mayweather produced marvelous knocks. He made great champions like Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, and Shane Mosley look ordinary. Folks often think these were the fights in which Mayweather looked best.

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No doubt, he appeared outstanding. But there is one fight that often got slipped in which Mayweather produced the career-defining knock. In this fight, the 45-year-old showcased an unearthly set of skills. Boxing pundits widely recognize it as the best performance Mayweather ever gave. Yes, we are talking about Mayweather’s sixth WBC super-featherweight title defense against great Diego Corrales.


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Before the fight, the boxing world was in chaos about who would win this slugfest as back then Corrales was a big force in the division. Moreover, he was bigger in size with strong punching power. But it did not make any difference when mighty Mayweather came up with honed skills. The latter dominated the entire fight finally dropping the IBF super-featherweight champion in the 10th round.

The poster of this fight recently surfaced on Facebook.

The caption reads, “Program in my #boxing collection from a Top Rank Boxing doubleheader on HBO on which Floyd Mayweather & the late Diego Corrales retained their 130 titles in dominating fashion to remain on a collision course for their eventual showdown 10 months later — 23 years ago today.”

When fans came across this, they recalled that young Mayweather in the comment section.

How did fans react to the Floyd Mayweather poster?

Chris Arnold wrote, “When Floyd was good.”

Andy Hutchings wrote, “Always remember this fight for Mayweather and landing those right hands in succession.”


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Curt Johnson wrote, “Best fight Floyd ever fought. Absolutely a whitewash. Chico wouldn’t punch cuz he knew he was gonna eat some vicious counters. One of the most One sided fights I’ve ever seen between two HOF level boxers.”

Noel Ramos wrote, “As great of a win by an elite fighter. He was never this fighter again.”


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Malik Saleem wrote, “The defining fight that catapulted Mayweather to that next level.”

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Ransom Smith wrote, “IMO, Floyd’s BEST win of his career.”

Gerard Escobar wrote, “That’s when Floyd Mayweather showed everyone he was taking over and was the real deal.


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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.

Edited By: Gideon Mathson