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Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Carlos Gerena

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Carlos Gerena

Date: 11th September 1999

Venue: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Title: WBC World Super-featherweight Title

Promoter: Top Rank

Tv: HBO Boxing

Floyd Mayweather Jr
( 21 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 130 lbs

Carlos Gerena
( 34 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 130 lbs

On September 11, 1999, Floyd Mayweather Jr. defended his WBC World Super-featherweight title against Carlos Gerena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fight began with Mayweather Jr. showcasing his superior boxing skills and tactical acumen. Within the first round, he managed to knock Gerena down twice, demonstrating his power and precision. Gerena, though resilient, struggled to counter the onslaught and maintain a solid defence against Mayweather's educated attacks.

As the fight progressed, Mayweather Jr. continued to control the tempo and dictate the pace of the bout. He consistently landed accurate and powerful punches, preventing Gerena from mounting any significant offence. Gerena, on the other hand, began to display signs of wear and tear as Mayweather's punches took their toll.

Throughout the fight, Mayweather Jr.'s footwork, speed, and defensive abilities kept him ahead of Gerena. He masterfully avoided Gerena's attempts to land any significant punches while continuously connecting with his own. Gerena, despite his best efforts, was unable to break through Mayweather's defense or adapt to his opponent's style.

By the end of the seventh round, it became apparent that Gerena was unable to continue the fight at a competitive level. The ringside doctor, after assessing Gerena's condition, advised referee Richard Steele to stop the fight. Steele, prioritizing the safety and well-being of the fighters, heeded the doctor's advice and declared Mayweather Jr. the winner by technical knockout (TKO).

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