If you love or hate Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather’s cocky attitude, he has to be considered one of the greatest fighters of all time with an undefeated record of 41-0 with 25 KO’s.
So, for a moment imagine Mayweather without the constant talking and always referring to himself in third person or saying things like “I keeps private jets,” and focus completely on him as a boxer.
Think about Mayweather without the huge entourage and look at him as one of the hardest working individuals in any sport.
Never has one man been so quick on his feet nor just had pure boxing skills like Mayweather.
The only two that had similar speed skill sets were Muhammad Ali, “Sugar” Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya in his prime.
For example, take the fight against “Sugar” Shane Mosley that happened this past Saturday at the MGM Grand. Mayweather displayed why he is one of the best the business has ever seen.
In the second round “Money” Mayweather was almost knocked out by a right hand by Mosley and seemed for the first time that he could take a loss. However, like all great fighters he decided to regroup.
As Mosley came out with a beaming confidence, Mayweather just had a smile on his face knowing that he was about to “step his game up.”
“Money” Mayweather came out in the third round and changed his game plan a little bit. People are usually critical of him running around all the time and just landing enough punches to impress the judges like he did against De Le Hoya.
However, he came out ready to display offensive and defensive moves. He was attacking Mosley and dodging him in front of an A list celebrity crowd. For the first time in Mayweather’s career he actually fought his opponent and did not run away.
Mosley tried to execute with the same intensity that he had in round two, but something was different in round three. Mayweather became stronger in the third round, while Mosley became weaker because of fatigue.
It is a strange sequence but nevertheless true. Mayweather’s feet started to move quicker, and he started to counter every shot that Mosley had to offer. Throughout the rest of the fight Mosley started to looking tired and could barely stand up. Mayweather wore him out with a series of lighting quick jabs dancing around Mosley all night long.
At the end of the fight Mayweather put on a complete clinic and dominated one of the best fighters to ever step into the ring winning by unanimous decision.
So, the only true test left for “Money” Mayweather in his career is a possible fight against Manny Pacquiao, who has a record of 51-3-2 with 38 knockouts. The fight would be a matchup of the two best fighters of this decade.
This fight if won by Mayweather would definitely cement his career as one of the best in the history of boxing.