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Five times Floyd Mayweather survived after being hurt or dropped

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Despite walking away with a half-century of wins, Floyd Mayweather didn’t have it all his way for his entire career.

The World Boxing News Fighter of the Decade for 2010-2019 retired with a perfect record of 50-0 [really 49-0 against professional boxers].

Despite being out of real action for eight years, Mayweather still appears in the ring to pick up his checks. Mayweather has promised fans at least two more bouts as he concludes another heist tour on the exhibition circuit.

Opponents have already been linked, with many YouTubers and TikTokkers ready to accept any offers.

Mayweather’s run continues after he won his 50th and final career contest without loss at the T-Mobile Arean in Las Vegas on August 26th, 2017. MMA star Conor McGregor was clearly out of his depth, but it was a highly lucrative opportunity for both men.

That clash spawned the dawn of a new era for exhibition bouts which Mayweather has taken full advantage of since hanging up his gloves.

However, before fighting influencers and social media pranksters, there were five times when Mayweather proved he didn’t just have the skills – but the heart to recover, rally, and win.

These examples are what made Floyd Mayweather special. He should be remembered for this once he stops pillaging the circus bank.

Fight 1 – Carlos Hernandez (2001)

Mayweather succumbed to a body attack by Hernandez. He attempted to pass off the knockdown as an injury but 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 to the head.

Mayweather was hurt, wobbled, and bloody during the fight. As usual, Floyd was able to see out a unanimous decision. 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. Experience referee Richard Steele failed to spot the canvas propping Mayweather up.

Once again, Mayweather showed he had great powers of recovery. He withstood 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 for the 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 their rematch.

Mayweather stumbled to his corner and used the ropes to keep him up. Furthermore, he returned and showed his heart to take control in the fight’s second half.

You guessed it, his customary decision victory.

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