Floyd Mayweather is by far the most sensational boxing star for all the reasons in the world. In a career spread over two decades, Mayweather battled some of the most talented technicians and beat them. ‘TBE’ showed terrific defense abilities across all his fights and proved why he’s the best boxer of the modern generation.
Recently, Mayweather caught up with Jose Zepeda, who was his sparring partner once. Fight Hub TV shared this video wherein Zepeda can be seen talking to Mayweather. Here, ‘Chon’ asserted that he was Mayweather’s sparring partner for the Manny Pacquiao fight.
Listening to this, ‘Pretty Boy’ asked Zepeda, “You worked with me?”
“You didn’t beat me up, did you?’’ added Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather took on many big fights in his career. But one fight that stood tall among all his bouts was a 12-round classic with Manny Pacquiao.
This fight was regarded as the ‘richest’ fight in boxing history because of the money involved. Moreover, as both the fighters were in their prime, it was vital for them to settle the debate on the best boxer of this generation. That said, the fight began well for the favorite Mayweather.
But ‘Pac Man’ sent shock waves when he had his moments in the mid-rounds of the fight. Pacquiao was eager to brawl with ‘TBE’, but, putting his usual fight style to the play, Mayweather distanced himself from the Senator. On top of that, ‘Pretty Boy’ was also successful in dictating the pace of the fight.
Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao to cement his legacy
‘Money’ Floyd Mayweather connected 34% of total punches, with 25% jabs, and 48% power punches. Throughout the 12 rounds, he was in total control and he didn’t let Pacquiao find his groove, barring a few moments.
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. smiles at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
That said, after 36 minutes, Mayweather won this bout with a unanimous decision and went 48-0 as a professional. Having vanquished a multi-division world champion, he strengthened his legacy around his weight classes and the entire sport in general.
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