The Most Painful Injuries Floyd Mayweather Has Suffered During His Boxing Career

Published 06/01/2021, 10:30 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 Mayweather ranks among the biggest legends in the sport of boxing. In his illustrious career run, Mayweather fought enormous times and even tested himself against the best of the game. He emerged victorious in all of those fights and certainly proved his worth to one and all.

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Everyone saw how Mayweather escalated his decorated boxing career, but few know how consuming it was for the American boxer.

‘Pretty Boy’ faced hand injuries multiple times in his career and put himself in jeopardy. Back in 2013, after putting on a win against Robert Guerrero, ‘TBE’ unveiled that he’s injured his hand during the fight.

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This right-hand injury wasn’t that severe, but Mayweather still went through all the checkups to be on the safe side. Although he put on a win against Guerrero in this fight, his next bout with the young gun, Canelo Alvarez, was still in jeopardy.

But after completing the requisite treatments and consultations with doctors, ‘Money’ was back inside the ring to lock horns with Canelo Alvarez in September 2013.

Also ahead of his biggest fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015, his cutman Miguel Diaz said, He has all the problems in the world with his hands.

They all have the same hands, and the same problems. They didn’t have enough calcium as babies. Their bones did not grow strong.”

Floyd Mayweather – the best ever to grace the ring?

The 50-0 boxer saw one sublime career in the sport, which was spread across over two decades. In his enigmatic boxing stint, Mayweather entered massive showdowns and only got better with time. Also, he never let any of his injuries hamper his boxing career by any means.

TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

His mindset and boxing prowess separated him from the rest. And this is predominantly why he stayed at the peak of the game for so long.

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Mayweather definitely gave his best in every fight and it was hard for his opponents to decode his style. With that, it’s safe to admit that ‘Pretty Boy’ was the best ever to grace the ring.

Even today, Mayweather keeps himself active and fit with his stringent boxing workouts. And with that, he looks to inspire the budding generation of boxers.

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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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