VIDEO: Whom Did Floyd Mayweather Knockout Last in His Career?

Published 05/23/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. sits in corner during a break between rounds while taking on Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Certain sections of the boxing universe criticize Floyd Mayweather for not having enough knockout wins in his career. ‘Money’ who has 27 finishes in 50 wins, has attained most of the victories via stoppage. However, fans still belittle his KO abilities and often tout him as a “boring fighter”.

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That said, Mayweather has remained unaffected with those tags. Furthermore, his supposed low number of finishes shows that he is a boxer who knows how to be disciplined for 12 rounds.

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It’s already been a decade since Floyd Mayweather has won via knockout. That said, it was a controversial occurrence and many fans continue to ridicule Floyd Mayweather for his actions. Here’s a look back at the fight.

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Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz (September 17, 2011)

Following two non-title bouts, Mayweather returned in a bout for the WBC welterweight championship against Victor Ortiz in September 2011. It wasn’t an easy night by any means as Ortiz charged Mayweather brilliantly, revealing a lot of holes in his game. After a brief span, Mayweather looked beatable inside the ring. Mr. ‘Vicious’ was all over Mayweather. He unleashed a lopsided display in round four.

While ‘Money May’ was cornered with brutal shots, Ortiz made a slight mistake that turned out to be costly. He planted a head-butt which urged the referee to step up and separate both men.

It gave a break to the one-sided show, and Mayweather appeared vexed with his rival. However, Ortiz apologized right away and was fine with a point being deducted. But Mayweather had unique plans on his mind.

As the referee brought both men to the center of the ring, Victor Ortiz stepped forward to hug Mayweather. But the undefeated star responded with two back-to-back punches. Ortiz, who wasn’t ready, hit the canvas, prompting the referee to end the bout. Hence, Mayweather was awarded the win via KO.

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Floyd Mayweather received large-scale resentment from the combat universe for his punch. To this day several fans believe that Ortiz could have beaten Mayweather. Nevertheless, it didn’t happen and the Mexican-American went down as one of Mayweather’s 50 victims.

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Do you think Floyd Mayweather was right with his decision?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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