Watch: When Floyd Mayweather Commended Mike Tyson for “Paving the Way” on National Television

Published 09/07/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Jun 3, 2021; Miami Beach, Florida, USA; Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on after the face off with YouTube star Logan Paul at Villa Casa Casuarina. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Floyd Mayweather will go down in history as one of the greatest boxers ever. The 44-year-old built up one of the most successful careers in the sport of boxing. In 50 professional bouts, Mayweather has never once tasted defeat or even had a draw.

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In an interview on FOX in 2013, the interviewer asks Floyd Mayweather about another such legend of the sport, Mike Tyson. “Well, I commend Tyson, coz he’s one of the guys that paved the way for me to be where I’m at.

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“You know, he’s a legendary champion, and the only thing I have to say about Mike Tyson is everyone is always trying to judge Mike Tyson. He lived his life the way he wanted to live, his life. No one can say what they would have done if they were in his shoes.”

Mike Tyson was so vicious inside the ring that most of his opponents would get scared of his mere presence. That was the kind of knockout power and speed that ‘Iron’ Mike possessed. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, on the other hand, is one of the most technically sound and defensively gifted boxers the sport has ever seen.

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What is Floyd Mayweather doing now?

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Floyd Mayweather is going in and out of retirement at the moment. He last fought Logan ‘The Maverick’ Paul in an exhibition match earlier this year. The fight took place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The exhibition match sold a record number of PPV buys, with Mayweather walking home with the bigger purse.

Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Green Trunks) fights Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Other than fighting exhibition matches from time to time, Mayweather also has his own boxing promotion ‘Mayweather Promotions’. Mayweather works as a promoter for young talent that he sometimes finds and trains in his gym. Boxers like Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis.

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Other than this, Mayweather runs a string of businesses that help him maintain the monicker ‘Money’ Mayweather. And only time will tell if Mayweather will enter the ring again. Would you like to see Mayweather enter the ring again?

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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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