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Floyd Mayweather, Jr: His Ten Biggest Ring Victories
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs Oscar De La Hoya
A Lilttle About Mr. Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan but now calls Las Vegas, Nevada home. He won a Bronze Medal in the 1996 Olympics and he has won world titles in five weight classes. Jr. Lightweight, Lightweight, Jr. Welterweight, Welterweight and Jr. Middleweight divisions were all conquered by Money Mayweather. He is a defensive genius and his offense is a thing of beauty as well.
The list below was composed in 2014 and since Floyd Mayweather is still an active fighter it could change in the future.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s Top Victories
1. Floyd Mayweather W12 Miguel Cotto: Cotto was coming off a huge victory over Antonio Margarito and he was the Jr. Middleweight champion. Cotto had his moments in the battle especially by landing stiff jabs and occasional left hooks which led to Mayweather having the rare,constantly bleeding nose. At any rate while the match was competitive in all twelve heats Mayweather still won at least nine rounds out of twelve realisticly. Mayweather landed lead left hooks, lead right hands, jabs, and in the 12th and final round, a huge left uppercut that staggered the Peurto Rican Legend and punctuated an excellent victory in the Jr. Middleweight class.
2. Floyd Mayweather W12 Sugar Shane Mosley: Sugar Shane was coming off a welterweight championship winning knockout over Antonio Margarito so he was ready for the match with Mayweather. Floyd and Shane fought a pretty slow and even first round and then in the second stanza Mosley hurt Mayweather with an overhand right and then landed it again and it wobbled Money Mayweather. Mayweather regrouped and adjusted. Rounds three through twelve all belonged to Mayweather as he feinted, used pot shots, pounded the body, utilized footwork and just outclassed the former three division world champion and pitched a shutout in this welterweight showdown.
3. Floyd Mayweather W12 Oscar De La Hoya: The Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya was the defending jr. middleweight champion and he outweighed Mayweather, had a longer reach and was taller than Mayweather. The first seven rounds were close as De La Hoya had modest success with his jab and Mayweather landed lead right hands. However, as the fight progressed Mayweather added lead left hooks, stiff jabs and quick footwork to his attack and his stamina never failed him. Meanwhile, De La Hoya slowed down and began to take pot shots down the stretch and missed with his lunging shots to lose a vert tight decision to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. who won De La Hoya's 154 pound championship with the win.
4. Floyd Mayweather K.O. 10 Diego Corrales: Both boxers were undefeated Jr. Lightweight world champions and this was a unification showdown. Corrales was 6 feet tall and Mayweather is 5 ft 8 inches tall. Corrales was tall, rangy and known for his knockout power but he couldn't hit the defensive wizard all night. Mayweather humiliated Corrales with one-two's, lead rights and perfect ring generalship. Mayweather ended up putting Chico on the canvas five times on his way to scoring a tenth round knockout win. Mayweather out jabbed the taller man and outfought the stronger man the whole fight
5. Floyd Mayweather K.O. 8 Genaro Hernandez: Money was 17-0 going into his first world title fight against Jr. Lightweight titlist Genaro Hernandez. Mayweather won very round and barely got hit in return. After four rounds Hernandez was reduced to lunging whil Mayweather began to stay in the pocket afd pulverize Hernandez who was so beaten after 8 rounds that his corner stopped the bout. Mayweather unloaded his entire offensive arsenal which showcased beautiful hooks and uppercuts launched with both hands. Mayweather won the 130 pound crown in this bout and defended it 8 times before moving up in weight.
6. Floyd Mayweather W12 Saul Canelo Alvarez: Canela was undefeated in over 40 bouts and the jr. middleweight champion when he tangled with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Canelo tried boxift Mayweather which was a bad game plan from the start. Mayweather made Canelo look silly at times as he piled up the points. By the sisth round Alvarez was reduced to one punch at a time and most of those missed. For Mayweather's part he couldn't miss as he countered and led whichever he had to do to win the rounds. Mayweather was textbook with his uppercuts, lead rights, jabs and his defense was on point all fight long.
7. Floyd Mayweather W12 Juan Manuel Marquez: Marquez was the lightweight champion and pound for pound number two boxer in the world when he moved up to welterweight to fight Pretty Boy Floyd. Mayweather put Marquez on the seat of his trunks in round two and then preceded to wallop Marquez for the remainder of the fight. The best thing about this reform acne even though Marquez was undersized was the fact that Mayweather could not be touched with his slick moves. Mayweather kept Marwiez at bay with his jab and pinpoint lead hooks and strait right leads.
8. Floyd Mayweather K.O. 10 Ricky Hatton: Going into the bout Hatton was undefeated and the jr. welterweight champion of the world. Hatton was full of energy throwing punches from all angles but he was missing most of them or getting them parried and blocked. By round 9 Hatton was exhausted and had lost nearly every round. In the tenth Mayweather landed a check hook that floored Rivky Hatton. The Englishman arose on unsteady legs and Mayweather pounced. as Hatton slumped to the canvas the ref waved the bout over and Floyd Mayweather had defended his welterweight world title.
9. Floyd Mayweather W12 Jose Luis Castillo 2: Floyd Mayweather won the lightweight title from Castillo in his last bout but it was close so they signed to fight again. No drama this time as Mayweather won all twelve rounds with smart boxing tactics. Tons of beautiful jabs avd pinpoint lead rights were the order of the night for boxing defensive mastermind. Mayweather never laid on the ropes and never allowed Castillo to land a single solid shot the entire fight. Pure boxing skills on offense and on defense.
10. Floyd Mayweather K.O. 6 Arturo Gatti: Thunder Gatti was a B level boxer but his power and heart were huge factors in his success. Gatti came into the bout riding high after big knockout wins over Jesse James Leija and Leonard Dorin. It was Mayweather and Gatti's first headline on PPV and Mayweather shined. Mayweather landed a leaping left hook to floor Gatti in the first. In the second round Mayweather started to open up with combinations that bruised Gatti under both eyes. The rest of the fight was hard to watch as Mayweather landed at will with almost everything he tossed. Buddy McGirt stopped the massacre after round six.
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Mayweather has been on WWE's Wrestlemania on PPV, Dancing with the Stars, MTV Cribs, talk shows, reality shows, news programs, commercials and many other television shows in order to promote himself. He comes to the ring with Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross Two ChIns and a circus literally walked him to the ring in his last bout against Marcos Maidana.
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