While Calling Floyd Mayweather a “B**CH”, Influencer Boxer Claims to Be Better Than the Five-Division World Champion

Published 09/25/2023, 3:23 PM EDT

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Even after retiring from the sport, Floyd Mayweather Jr. hasn’t fallen short of challengers. Active in exhibition fights, the undefeated former champion has thus far participated in seven such bouts. He won in three. Out of the remaining four, three remained non-scoring matches. One was the latest bout, declared a no-contest. The sheer haphazardness of the record probably motivates a few to make distinct claims. A former reality show star-turned-pro boxer made a startling assertion. And it is sure to raise eyebrows.

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This year, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s first fight was at the famed O2 Arena in London against Aaron Chalmers. The duo fought an eight-round, non-scoring bout. Four months later, the undefeated former champion went on a disastrous venture against John Gotti III. On the other hand, Idris Virgo, who returned after a two-year gap, scored back-to-back victories, first against Anthony ‘Pretty Boy’ Taylor in January—the second occurred last Saturday against Aaron Chalmers, who fought Mayweather Jr. in February.

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As part of the MF & DAZN: X Series 009 at the Vertu Motors Arena in Newcastle on September 23, Idris Virgo won through technical knockout after knocking down Chalmers three times during the second and third rounds. Initially, it appeared that the reality television star would finally end the unbeaten streak of ‘The Bodybreaker.’

Speaking to iFL TV, Virgo shared how Chalmers’ team made a wise decision to stop the fight early; otherwise, there remained a grave chance of suffering injuries. Nevertheless, despite the defeat, he respected Chalmers and expected to meet him at another Misfits event. The reporter asked, “It was spoken about in the press conference that if you win this, you qualify for the big Pros Misfits tournament for [a] million dollars uh stake. I think, well, you surely want that meal, don’t you?” Idris Virgo replied, “I want that man. I will get that meal, so anyone in that pro-tournament told me this is a message to you: don’t enter.

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‘The Bodybreaker’ also spoke about the next line of opponents he would love fighting. Then, appreciating the work put in by his team, Virgo added,”also, a lot of mentions to Floyd. Floyd’s a b**ch. I got Aaron Chalmer out there in three rounds, [but] you couldn’t in eight. Wow! That says a lot.

When the reporter asked whether that made him better than Floyd Mayweather Jr., Virgo replied without missing a beat that the former champion couldn’t knock down Aaron Chalmers despite fighting for eight rounds. In contrast, he managed it in just three rounds.

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The 30-year-old boxer’s surmise is sure to intrigue a lot of fans and followers. After all, Floyd Mayweather Jr., aside from all the money he made, remains one of the greatest boxers ever. His name is etched alongside a few other champions who retired unbeaten. Having won the three scoring bouts, in a strict sense, even his exhibition record remains unblemished.

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Do you agree with Virgo’s remarks against one of boxing’s greatest? Please share your thoughts and views with us in the comments below.

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Jaideep Unnithan is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. With over 400 articles authored at ES, Jaideep has built a reputation for diving deep into stories and producing detailed reports. Jaideep's passion for the sport of boxing was ignited when his father shared his experience of watching Ali vs Frazier live in the US.
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