Floyd Mayweather has signed up to face a big-punching southpaw UFC fighter on August 26 in a contest most boxing purists see as completely one-sided.
The 40 year-old campaigns in his 50th career outing at the T-Mobile Arean in Las Vegas, with most people only giving Conor McGregor as single-shot punchers chance.
Others are not even giving McGregor that, although fans of the Irishman can take hope from the five bouts Mayweather was hurt badly in during his career.
Fight 1 – Carlos Hernandez (2001)
Mayweather succumbed to a body attack, although attempted to pass off the knockdown as an injury. Mayweather eventually won via UD.
Fight 2 – DeMarcus Corley (2004)
Corley pressured Mayweather and attempted to take him out in the first six rounds by aiming power punches at the head. Mayweather was hurt, wobbled and bloody during the fight, but was able to see out a unanimous decision by scoring knockdowns of his own in the eighth and tenth.
Fight 3 – Zab Judah (2006)
A grudge match filled with hatred saw Mayweather touch down for the second time in his career, although referee Richard Steele failed to spot the canvas propping Mayweather up. Once again, Mayweather showed he had great powers of recovery, withstanding a further barrage from Judah to see out another UD.
Fight 4 – Shane Mosley (2010)
Arguably the most shaken Mayweather has been without going down, Mosley planted a textbook shot on Floyd’s chin in the second round. Mayweather was able to regroup and dominate once more by UD.
Fight 5 – Marcos Maidana (2014)
The hard-hitting Argentinian was unlucky to have caught Mayweather with his best punch of their 24 shared rounds right on the bell at the end of the third round of the rematch. Mayweather stumbled to his corner, used the ropes to keep him up, but came back to take control in the second half on the fight and score his customary decision victory.
Watch the video put together by Fight Echo with footage from HBO and Showtime