5 Great Floyd Mayweather Fights

CBS Local Sports

Floyd Mayweather has long been considered the world’s premier pound-for-pound boxing king, and he is a surefire first-ballot hall of famer. The 38-year-old Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs), The Ring‘s “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007, wants to surpass Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 mark and leave the sport as an unbeaten champion. Although difficult to narrow down, here are five of Mayweather’s greatest triumphs as a professional.

1. Floyd Mayweather – Juan Manuel Marquez (September 19, 2009)

Mayweather (40-0, 25 KOs) virtually shut out the 36-year-old Marquez (50-5-1) to win a lopsided unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marquez, who moved up two weight classes for a handsome payday, was outscored 120-107, 119-108, and 118-109. “Pretty Boy,” competing for the first time in 21 months, jabbed Marquez’s nose bloody and absorbed zero punishment.

“I’ve been off for two years,” said Mayweather, 32. “I felt like…

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