One of the best boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is frequently cited in the same breath as other boxers who are considered to be among the all-time greats, such as Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson. His unbeaten streak of 50 wins, during which he did not experience any losses, draws, or no-contests, became his claim to fame. His record is perfect in every way.
However, this record only takes into account all of his professional fights; it makes no mention of his time spent competing in the amateur ranks. In point of fact, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s fixation on winning every fight since the beginning of his career as a boxer in the amateur ranks, where his record stands at 84 victories and 6 losses, was originally kindled.
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But who were the boxers who were successful against ‘Money’ when others, such as Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao, were unable to do so? His first 12 fights as an amateur were wins, but his first taste of defeat was at the hands of Martin Castillo, and it happened in Castillo’s debut as an amateur. His opponent was never able to reach the lofty heights that Mayweather did, so this defeat was more painful for him.
His other defeat came at the hands of Carlos Navarro, who, like Mayweather, did not earn a place for himself in the annals of professional boxing history. Navarro gave Mayweather the loss. He was defeated by Juan Carlos Ramires as well. Floyd Mawyeather Jr. competed against Noureddine Medjhoud at the 1995 AIBA World Championships. Prior to this bout, Mawyeather Jr. had won his previous five bouts in a row.
During the fight, the guy who would later be known as “Money” suffered yet another loss, which set him on the path that would eventually lead to his nickname. After that, he suffered five more defeats at the hands of Tigran Uzlyan, Augie Sanchez, and Serafim Todorov, the latter of which was considered a disputed robbery in the 1996 Olympic semifinals. Afterwards, he was eliminated from competition.
There are six of his losses that have been accounted for, but the other three have proven tough to locate. As a result, his record is not completely consistent; for example, his amateur record has been listed as 84-5, 84-8, and 84-9 in various places.
Who did Floyd Mayweather Jr. face in his last professional boxing match?
In 2017, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, a former UFC double champion, shocked the world of combat sports when they decided to confront each other in a blockbuster boxing match. Many people had the expectation that the fight would shatter the previous record of 4.6 million pay-per-view purchases, which had been achieved by Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao.
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Despite the fact that the match between the two didn’t surpass that number, it did manage to hit 4.3 million pay-per-view buys. Mayweather emerged victorious from the fight, as was widely anticipated by fight fans. Since his retirement from the professional boxing circuit, ‘Money’ has competed in a number of exhibition bouts, including one against Logan Paul.