Floyd Mayweather is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. When we discuss the best to ever step inside the boxing ring, names like Mike Tyson, Muhammed Ali, and Floyd Mayweather are taken in the same breath.
Mayweather’s legacy as a 5-division champion and undefeated professional boxer will remain unparalleled for years to come. He is 50-0 in his professional career, having triumphed over some of the greatest boxers of all time.
During his prime, it was even difficult to land a strike on Floyd Mayweather, let alone win in a bout against the former 5-division champion.
With notable wins over the likes of Shane Mosley, Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, Marcos Maidana, and Ricky Hatton among others, Mayweather is leagues ahead in terms of what he was able to achieve inside the boxing ring.
However, the glory of the professional circuit came with its highs and lows in the amateur circuit.
If you think Floyd Mayweather has never tasted defeat inside the boxing ring, you will be surprised to know that Mayweather did not have a career that even comes close to his glory in the professional career.
Needless to say, he was always one of the best in the game, even in the amateur circuit. However, Mayweather failed to pick the gold in the 1996 Olympic Games, settling for a Bronze medal in the Summer Olympics.
Floyd Mayweather had an incredible record of 37 wins and 6 losses inside the squared circle. Mayweather lost his last amateur fight against Serafim Todorov in August 1996. Mayweather turned professional in the same year, 2 months later in October, with a TKO win over Roberto Apodaca.
Floyd Mayweather has never been finished, and all the losses in his amateur circuit have come by way of points. The bout against Serafim Todorov was also the semi-final of the Summer Olympics in 1996.
Other amateur losses have come against Augie Sanchez, and back-to-back losses to Noureddine Medjhoud, Tigran Uzlyan. Mayweather’s first loss in his amateur career came in his 12th amateur bout against Martin Castillo via a split decision in November 1994.
Mayweather failed to pick up the gold in the 1996 Olympic games and did not remain undefeated in his amateur career. Be that as it may, he has written his name in the history books in the professional circuit for years to come.