Mayweather's Last 10-Fights
2. 10th round technical knockout over Ricky Hatton at 147 pounds. Hatton's only trip to 147 prior to Mayweather was a 12-round struggle with Luis Collazo Hitman went 2-1 (UD over a faded Juan Lazcano in a fight Lazcano hurt him more than once and a TKO over smaller light-punching Paulie Malignaggi. Hatton was dropped twice in the opening round and knocked completely unconcious by Pacquiao in their fight at 140 pounds, Hatton's natural weight.
3. 12-round SPLIT DECISION win over fading 34-year old Oscar De La Hoya. De La Hoya beat light-punching Stevie Forbes on a UD12 in his next fight then was brutally TKO'd by Pacquiao, quitting on his stool after 8 one-sided rounds nearly a year after going 12 with Mayweather. De La Hoya retired after the Pacquiao beating.
4. 12-round unanimous decision over Carlos Manuel Baldomir, the linear but ordinary and slow footed welterweight champion who defeated Zab Judah before (and easier) than Mayweather did. Baldomir promptly lost 2 of his next 3 fights to Vernon Forrest at 154 in an even more one-sided fight and a no-hoper named Jackson Bonsu at welterweight. Baldomir had 9 losses when he met Mayweather. This is the only legit welterweight Mayweather has faced in his career.
5. 12-round unanimous decision over Zab Judah, who easily won the 1st four rounds of the fight and was giving Mayweather fits with his handspeed. Judah has gone 4-2 with all 4 wins over 3rd rate competition while both losses are by TKO to Miguel Cotto and Josh Clottey. Judah was coming off an embarrassing UD12 loss to ordinary light-punching Carlos Baldomir who rocked him all night. Naturally, Mayweather fought Judah after that loss and was amazingly awarded the IBF Welterweight belt that Judah still had, since the IBF refused to sanction the match with Baldomir. Anyone that says Mayweather is a 2-time welterweight champion needs to be punched in the face.
6. Sixth-round technical knockout over a completely over-the-hill Sharmba Mitchell. Mitchell had been totally destroyed by the real World 140-lb champion Kostya Tszyu 2 fights earlier in 3 brutal rounds. Mitchell won a technical decision over Chris Smith after the Mayweather loss, then was completely annihilated in 4 rounds by Paul Williams. He hasn't fought since and probably shouldn't.
7. 6th-round technical knockout over Arturo Gatti, who held a bogus 140-lb title even though Kostya Tszyu was the legit champion. Gatti was chopped up in 6 easy rounds by Mayweather after having years taken off his life by standing in front of Mickey Ward for 30 rounds. Gatti was much younger and fresher when he was chopped up by Oscar De La Hoya in 5 rounds in 2000, FIVE YEARS before Mayweather got him. Gatti went 1-2 after the Mayweather loss with both losses coming in brutally one-sided KO's to Carlos Baldomir and Alfonso Gomez. Anyone that says this is one of Floyd's biggest wins is completely insane. The fact that this was Mayweather's pay-per-view debut with a record of 33-0 says enough.
8. Eight-round technical knockout of Henry Bruseles, a no-hoper from Puerto Rico who had losses to journeymen Ernesto Zavala (16-2) and Roberto Ortega (14-7) on his record before fighting the undefeated Mayweather. Bruseles has 7 straight wins since the Mayweather fight, though the opponents have a combined 67 losses on their record. Bruseles has never been close to a world title shot and probably never will.
9. 12-round unanimous decision over DeMarcus Corley. Corley was coming off a split decision loss to Zab Judah in his previous fight yet got a shot at Mayweather in a WBC title eliminator. Corley was down in the 8th and 10th rounds yet Mayweather coasted to a decision though Corley rocked him hard in the middle rounds on more than one occasion. Corley went on to be be TKO'd in 5 by Miguel Cotto two fights later and since the Mayweather fight, Corley has gone 8-8 with those losses coming in order to no-namer Jose Alfaro (17-3) no-namer Dairo Esalas (30-10) unbeaten and unproven Devon Alexander (13-0) Ashley Theophane (21-3) faded Randall Bailey (37-6) and undefeated but untested Hector Sanchez (17-0) Corley is 8-10 since the loss to Judah.
10. 7th-round technical knockout over Phillip N'Dou, another no-name lightweight contender who's biggest claim to fame before the Mayweather title match was a UD12 over Cassius Baloyi. N'Dou is 1-2 since the Mayweather fight that happened 6 years ago with his only win coming over journeyman Rachid Drilzane (15-6) and losses coming to Isaac Hlatshwayo (19-0) and the tough but ordinary Lovemore N'Dou (46-11) I don't have anything else to say about this mismatch.
next fight: Shane Mosley May 01, 2010;
Shane Mosley is 38 year old inactive champion. Who will need to battle his ring rust of 15 months lay-off on fight night; having a 2-1-0 record in the last 2.5 years.
Posted 05-07-2010 at 11:46 AM by Dtate