The former five-division champion Floyd Mayweather has had a few close calls in his 50-fight career. That said, here are five times 'TBE' almost lost in the ring.
Castillo dominated Mayweather for the majority of the fight. When the results were announced, unanimous decision for Mayweather, fans booed as they felt Castillo was robbed. However, Mayweather dominated Castillo in the rematch and won via unanimous decision.
Judah landed a short right hook in the second round, and only a glove on the mat kept Mayweather on his feet. However, the referee ruled it a slip. It is still a controversial topic in the boxing community to date.
Mayweather's victory against Oscar De La Hoya is the only split decision on his record.
Mosley landed a vicious right hand that left Mayweather clinging for his survival in the second round. Furthermore, Mosley did it again just seconds later with a right hook.
Maidana, with his aggression, landed more punches on Mayweather than most of his opponents. One judge even scored a draw (114–114), resulting in a majority decision victory for Mayweather.