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Floyd Mayweather retired with an undefeated 50-0 pro record but lost eight times in the amateurs including Olympic heartbreak

Floyd Mayweather retired with an undefeated 50-0 pro record but lost eight times in the amateurs including Olympic heartbreak

Floyd Mayweather could have by no means tasted defeat as a professional, however he’s conversant in the gut-wrenching feeling from his newbie days.

The boxing icon is broadly thought of to be one of many best skilled boxers of all time and famously retired with an unblemished 50-0 report.

Mayweather lost his final amateur fight under extremely controversial circumstances


Mayweather misplaced his remaining newbie struggle below extraordinarily controversial circumstancesCredit: YouTube – Olympics

During the course of professional profession stretching from 1996 to 2017, Mayweather picked up 12 main world championships in 5 weight courses from tremendous featherweight to tremendous welterweight and beat 24 former or present world champions.

As an newbie, Mayweather additionally loved loads of success.

‘TBE’ received three nationwide Golden Gloves championships in 1993, 1994 and 1996 – and picked up a bronze medal on the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

However, he was unable to keep up an undefeated report in his vested years.

Mayweather misplaced eight occasions in a 92-fight newbie profession (84-8) towards various ranges of opposition.

Many websites checklist him as being 84-6 whereas others declare he had even misplaced as many as 9 fights, but there’s solely proof of eight – most of which weren’t filmed and uploaded to the web.

The first defeat Mayweather suffered within the unpaid ranks was a factors loss to Arnulfo Bravo on the 1994 United States Junior National Championships.

Bravo was a good newbie, who received the 1995 nationwide Golden Gloves (112lbs) however wasn’t capable of replicate the identical form of successes within the professionals.

Floyd Mayweather’s eight newbie losses

  • Lost on factors to Arnulfo Bravo at 1994 United States Junior National Championships
  • Lost on factors to Martin Castillo at a 1994 United States vs Mexico twin meet in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Lost on factors to Carlos Navarro on the 1995 United States Pan American Games Trials
  • Lost on factors to Juan Carlos Ramirez at a 1995 United States vs. Mexico twin meet at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • Lost on factors to Noureddine Madjhoud in second spherical of 1995 World Championships in Berlin
  • Lost through stroll over to Trigran Ouzlian at 1995 Centennial match in Moscow
  • Lost on factors to Augie Sanchez at 1996 United States Olympic Trials
  • Lost on factors to Serafim Todorov in semi-finals of 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia

He fought six occasions in paid ranks from 1996 to 1997, compiling an unremarkable 4-2 report.

The subsequent man to beat Mayweather was Martin Castillo at a 1994 United States vs Mexico twin meet in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Floyd Mayweather drops Victor Ortiz with sucker punch KO after the Mexican tries to headbutt him halfway by way of the struggle

Castillo (35-4) is the one fighter to have overwhelmed Mayweather within the amateurs after which gone on to win a world title within the professionals.

The Mexican puncher was topped WBA super-flyweight champion in 2004 towards Alexander Munoz and defended it 4 occasions earlier than having it snatched off him by Noburo Nashiro.

He additionally challenged for the IBF and WBO super-flyweight titles however got here up quick.

Losses to Carlos Navarro and Juan Carlos Ramirez adopted in 1995 for Mayweather earlier than he certified for his first main senior match – the 1995 World Championships in Berlin, Germany.

He received his opening bout towards Marian Leondraliu of Romania however misplaced within the second spherical to Algeria’s Noureddine Madjhoud, who retired with a 0-3 professional report.

Despite the magnitude of the occasion, there’s no footage of the struggle, though Mayweather reportedly had a damaged hand heading into the struggle.

Sanchez is the last American to have defeated Mayweather


Sanchez is the final American to have defeated MayweatherCredit: GETTY

The subsequent defeat on his report got here towards Trigran Ouzlian on the 1995 Centennial match in Moscow, Russia through a walkover.

For the uninitiated, it is a victory awarded by default to a competitor as a consequence of their opponent’s absence.

Mayweather rebounded nicely in 1996, kicking the 12 months off in type by successful gold on the Michigan Golden Gloves and National Golden Gloves en path to the US Olympic qualifiers.

Here, ‘Money’ was defeated by Augie Sanchez, whom he fought 4 occasions within the amateurs and beat thrice.

Mayweather went on to greatest Sanchez in back-to-back Olympic box-offs, to e book his place on the Atlanta Games the place he misplaced within the semi-finals to Serafim Todorov below controversial circumstances.

Most believed Mayweather had performed sufficient to progress to the Olympic remaining however some questionable officiating introduced him bronze.

Even referee Hamad Hafaz Shouman of Egypt mistakenly raised Mayweather’s hand earlier than calling each males again to the centre of the ring to declare Todorov the winner.

Team USA filed a protest over the choice, claiming the judges had been intimidated by Bulgaria’s Emil Jetchev (head of the boxing officers) into favouring his fellow countryman by a 10-9 resolution.

However, the outcome was by no means overturned.

In the instant aftermath of his controversial defeat, a heartbroken Mayweather burst into tears throughout an interview with NBC and turned over as a professional thereafter.

The relaxation, as they are saying, is historical past.

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