Who Defeated Floyd Mayweather?

Published 12/08/2020, 12:01 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 29: WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


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.

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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.

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)

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.

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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.

Floyd Mayweather wasn’t always undefeated

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.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 04: Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his unanimous-decision victory over Robert Guerrero in their WBC welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Floyd Mayweather Jr. walks to his corner while taking on Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

 

 

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Nikhil Chauhan

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I low-key like Dana White and his decisions, but that doesn't mean I am not a fan of super fights. Always up for a chat related to UFC, I am a passionate filmmaker.

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