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Mayweather out, Gonzalez takes over as P4P number one

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Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather is no longer recognized as the world’s best fighter as World Boxing News moves on from a year-long show of respect.

Mayweather was afforded the top spot in WBN’s Pound for Pound Top 50 for twelve months after he announced his retirement due to the fantastic achievements the American secured in the ring.

Winning eight world titles in five weight divisions and boasting a standout record of 49-0, Mayweather is widely regarded as the best fighter of his generation following a stellar nineteen-year career.

Mayweather career

Victories over ex-world champions Genaro Hernandez, Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo, Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Carlos Baldomir, Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Saul Alvarez, Marcos Maidana and Manny Pacquiao hoisted Mayweather to the summit of boxing. He earned ‘Money’ nine figures that are unsurpassed by anyone.

Pay-per-view records tumbled time and again when Mayweather fought as fans tuned in not only to see the dazzling skills he possessed. Towards the end of his career, many wanted to see if any fighter could match him.

It signaled to be the case, and despite being linked to a return constantly, Mayweather has so far resisted calls for a comeback.

p4p top10 sept 2016

Victory on September 10th this year signalled the beginning of a new era as number two-ranked Roman Gonzalez edged middleweight king Gennady Golovkin to take over from Mayweather at the top.

Gonzalez won a fourth weight world title against Carlos Cuadras at The Forum on Saturday night, while Golovkin stopped Kell Brook in the fifth round at the O2 in London.

Should Mayweather eventually come out of retirement to fight for a 50th time, the boxing legend would regain his place at the summit, with Gonzalez dropping back to second place.

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