VIDEO: A Young Floyd Mayweather Mercilessly Beats Up Diego Corrales to Win the WBC Super Featherweight Title

Published 01/22/2021, 7:37 AM EST
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – MARCH 16: Floyd Mayweather Jr. stands in the ring before Errol Spence Jr takes on Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


The world witnessed how Floyd Mayweather created magic inside the ring in his prolonged boxing career. From starting his career as a prodigy to maintaining an undefeated record until his very last fight, ‘Money’ came a long way.

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Recently, ESPN Ringside shared a video of Mayweather’s exhilarating victory, which he earned nearly 2 decades ago.

Most of the combat sports fans perceived ‘Money’ as a defensive boxer, but in this fight, he defied all the odds by defeating his rival Diego Corrales with his vicious power.

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The duo fought for the WBC junior lightweight title in 2001, where Mayweather dismantled Corrales in round number 10. ‘Money’ knocked his opponent down five times in total. However, in the tenth round, following a knockdown, when the referee started his count, Corrales’ father abruptly stood up and asked to stop the contest.

The contest ended, and Mayweather showed the boxing fans his aggressive style of boxing. Nobody expected the American boxer to go this far and retire as the undefeated face of boxing.

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Floyd Mayweather – the best in the sport?

That T/KO win over Corrales was just the snippet of Mayweather’s vast success. ‘Money’ didn’t look back and became the best ever in the sport. He met many opponents that possessed the ability to stun him, but he vanquished them all.

Over the course of his extensive boxing run, Mayweather got termed as a favorite in every fight and always stood up to his fans’ expectations.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 03: Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Marcos Maidana by majority decision in their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

He retired from the sport in 2017, after fighting UFC star, Conor McGregor. Even in that fight, Mayweather stopped the Irishman in round 10 and hung gloves from his professional career. Even at 43, he effortlessly makes it to the top of news headlines and stays relevant.

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‘Money’ will step inside the ring in February for an exhibition bout against fellow American, Logan Paul. He is looking forward to putting on a show for his fans and fighting for his pride yet again.

What is your favorite highlight from Mayweather’s exemplary 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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