Floyd Mayweather Looks Back at the Greatest Defeats in His Life

Published 03/21/2021, 12:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on as he takes on Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)


Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather arguably holds the greatest resume of all time in boxing. He has fought 50 professional elites in his career, and the 44-year-old hasn’t faced a defeat or a draw in his career. He has always departed with a win, making himself synonymous with victory in the sports circuit.

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However, Floyd Mayweather has recently opened up on the losses that he saw in his life. Despite being a global superstar and a millionaire boxer, Mayweather has been through several dark days and has lost several closed ones.

He has billed them to be his defeats outside the ring, also justifying them as the energy that drove him to become the best in the sport. Speaking with Rob Moore, ‘The Best Ever’ opened up on those losses off-canvas.

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“Losing my uncle Roger was a defeat, losing my grandmother was a defeat, losing my housekeeper of 20 something years was a defeat, losing my children’s mother was a defeat, losing my best friend was a defeat,” said Mayweather.

He continued, “I mean even certain people you think that you all had a certain bond that you all really had a friendship. If they are no longer in your life, that’s a defeat.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Mayweather has always been backed by his family and that has helped him reach where he is at today. While his outer-ring moves have earned him credit as a smart businessman, Mayweather has always been on his family’s side. Their wins are his wins and the same holds for the defeats as well.

What’s next for Floyd Mayweather?

He is rumored to return in a special exhibition fight against Logan Paul. The fight was scheduled to take place in February at the Toyo Dome, but there’s still no update regarding its fruition. Mayweather has expressed his desire in competing at several such events this year.

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Apart from Logan Paul, he has aimed at Jake Paul and rapper 50 Cent. While Mayweather continues to be the top-dog in boxing, he still has plenty of more to pour into the sport.

Do you think Floyd Mayweather should come back to the squared circle as a professional or just limit himself to exhibitions?

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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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